The global response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has changed daily life in many ways for many people. Yet child development has not paused, and supporting children, families, and care providers of all kinds is as important as ever. In this guide, the Center on the Developing Child has gathered a number of resources and […]
Recommendations for Safer, Effective Emergency Childcare for Children of Essential Workers This guidance is intended to inform policy and practice for childcare providers who remain open during the COVID-19 public health emergency to provide childcare services for essential personnel. The current emergency requires close coordination between childcare professionals and local health officials as well as... Read More
At Frontline Child Care, you will find information on child care options for Texas' frontline workers fighting to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Eligible Workers Include:
The pandemic has created challenges for children, families, and communities across the globe. Many families have experienced a host of hardships, including the serious illness of a family member, loss of loved ones, unemployment, and social isolation. In addition, many people have reported increased anxiety, difficulty coping, and concerns about their health and safety. All of this might have a deep impact on the children and staff in your program. As programs and schools prepare to re-open following COVID-19 closures, it is essential to have a plan in place to welcome children’s return, support them and their families in learning new routines and procedures, and respond to children’s social emotional needs. In addition, the program should consider how to support staff and their feelings of wellness and safety. This document is designed to guide the Program Leadership Team around considerations for supporting children, families, and staff as they return to the program. The guidance includes Pyramid Model practices you know and encourages you to think about those strategies from a trauma-informed perspective. While the leadership team may not know who among children, families, and staff have or are experiencing trauma, a trauma-informed approach guides programs in providing a safe and nurturing environment where children, families, and staff can build resilience, feel safe, and recover