COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Healthy Child Care Colorado is hosting a series of ECE Huddles to elevate needs that arise and provide information that can support child care programs throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

What is a huddle? A huddle is a short meeting that occurs frequently so teams are informed and aligned. Huddles also provide a venue for participants to share, celebrate, and motivate one another.

Upcoming Huddles

May 27, 2020: Partnering with Families
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm – Register

June 4, 2020: Virtual Field Trip, Activity, & Special Guest Ideas
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm – Register

Previously Recorded Huddles

May 18: Challenging Behaviors
Presentation
Huddle Recording

May 14: Math Activities for Preschoolers & Toddlers
Presentation
Huddle Recording

May 12: Re-Opening Guidance
Presentation
Huddle Recording

May 7: Handwashing Procedures
Presentation
Huddle Recording

May 5: Bright by Text Resources for Parents & Caregivers
Presentation
Huddle Recording

April 30: Mental Health Moment: EMBRACE Meditation
Presentation

April 28: Mental Health Moment
Presentation

April 23: Using CLASS® Techniques to Have Tough Conversations with Preschoolers
Presentation
Huddle Recording

Previously Recorded Huddles

April 22: Mental Health Moment EMBRACE Breathing
Presentation
Huddle Recording

April 21: CACFP Practices During COVID-19
Presentation
Huddle Recording

April 16: Mental Health Moment
Presentation

April 14: Mental Health Moment
Presentation

April 10: Trauma-Informed Practice
Presentation
Huddle Recording

April 3: Supporting Children’s Social-Emotional Well-Being
Presentation
Huddle Recording

March 25: Emergency Child Care
Presentation
Huddle Recording

March 24: Environmental Cleaning & Disinfecting
Presentation
Huddle Recording

Additional Resources

Early Learning Ventures Webinar

COVID-19: Licensing Guidance for Child Care Provider
Guest Speakers:  
Carin Rosa, Tanya Estrada-Trujillo, and Deborah Gray

WEBINAR RECORDING

WEBINAR SLIDES

COVID-19: Temporary Employment Opportunities for Early Childhood Professionals 

Healthy Child Care Colorado’s job board is being used as a platform to connect licensed programs with temporarily available early childhood professionals. 

To learn more  please visit the Colorado Office of Early Childhood

COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY TOOLKIT FOR COLORADO CHILD CARE PROGRAMS

Healthy Child Care Colorado has developed a health and safety toolkit for licensed child care centers, family child care homes, and school-age child care programs in Colorado in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

This temporary guidance has been developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes guidance required by Colorado licensing rules, COVID-19 Colorado public health and executive orders and national, state, and local recommendations for best practices during this health emergency. 

For questions or comments regarding the toolkit please email us info@healthychildcareco.org  

TO ALL LICENSED CHILD CARE PROVIDERS: Update Your Status with the Office of Early Childhood: The Colorado Office of Early Childhood has created a new portal for emergency preparedness.  The Department uses this information in times of emergency to address critical need and to determine the state of child care across the state. This will also assist the state in determining resources needed to support the sector. You can register your current status on the Colorado Shines website here.
COVID-19 Colorado Relief Fund: The purpose of this fund is to raise, and coordinate allocations of funds based on prevention, impact and recovery needs of community-based organizations in Colorado. This fund is organized to ensure that the most acute community needs across the state are being addressed and that community voice is reflected in all funding decisions made over time. Through the Fund, eligible community-based organizations across Colorado may receive a general operating grant up to $25,000. You can visit www.helpcoloradonow.org for more information and apply now.
New Guide for Supporting Children During COVID-19

The Colorado Department of Human Services Office of Early Childhood’s new Family Resource Round-Up is a five-page guide to help with parenting during a pandemic and promote family well-being.

CO-HELP is Colorado’s call line for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). People who have general questions about COVID-19 can call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911, for answers in many languages, or email them at COHELP@RMPDC.org for answers in English.
CO Department of Public Health and Environment provides up to date information about COVID-19

CDHS Update for Child Care Providers, March 2020

Child Care Aware of America is providing news and the latest information for families and child care providers.

No Kid Hungry has launched a texting hotline to provide information about emergency food distribution sites in communities where schools have been closed due to COVID19. Families can text the word “FOOD” (or “COMIDA”) to 877877 to find their nearest sites. Make sure families know these meals are available and where they can find them by helping spread.
How to Maintain Good Oral Health during the 2020 Corona Virus Pandemic and What to do in case of a Dental Emergency: This handout was developed by the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, which is a part of the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness

Spanish Version

Pregnancy during the COVID-19 Pandemic