At the moment our San Bernardino community, like all others, is experiencing unusual uncertainty, daily cancellations, upended routines, and more. As a community it is important that we check up on one another. QSSB wanted to do just that and hopefully provide a little reassurance that we are all in this together. We’ve compiled a list of reliable child care resources such as informational sites, activities to keep the little children (or big ones) in your life engaged, and online professional development opportunities for early educators.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
See questions and answers from the Child Care Law Center on the coronavirus’ impact on child care. Including health, safety, subsidies and essential workers.
Learn more about the unemployment benefits for family child care providers.
Child Care Aware has compiled hundreds of questions from providers all across the country. Here are answers to the most common.
Watch a pre-recorded webinar from Early Childhood Investigations, “COVID-19 Financial Survival Strategies for Early Childhood Programs: Emergent Resources and Advice” for advice on how to manage a temporary closure or reduced enrollment, plan for re-opening, find emergency funding, and more.
A breakdown of small business loan options for child care programs from NAEYC.
The San Bernardino County website has the most up to date, county specific information.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the definitive site for updates, prevention, and guidance.
Search school sites providing free meals across the state.
PBS has listed proactive ways to talk to children about the Coronavirus.
California Child Care Resource and Referral Network and San Bernardino County Resource and Referral, Child Care Resource Center.
Visit California Community Care Licensing for instructions related COVID -19.
Operational partner Child Care Resource Center has shared an ever-growing list of activities and free opportunities, like virtual museum tours and online story times.
One of our go-to sites, Red Tricycle, has compiled a list of 60+ free online educational resources for kids ages tiny to teen.
Sesame Street Communities offers worksheets, activities, and educational videos featuring everyone’s favorite puppets.
The Kaplan Early Learning Company offers an extensive list of free resources for crises management and ways to keep the children in your life learning thru play.
How to use Five Protective Factors to care for yourself.
6 ideas for self-care to try from NAEYC .
Take an online 15 minute mindfulness break every Friday at 9am to help with any stress or anxiety. Register ahead of time with Zero to Three.
Taking care of your emotional health from the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division.
TRAININGS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Quality Counts California, the statewide leader of San Bernardino and all county’s Quality Rating and Improvements Systems like QSSB, has released the first 2 out of 5 online interactive training experiences around family engagement. They are offered in English and Spanish.
California Early Childhood Online (CECO) from California Department of Education provides state-of-the-art information and best practices to grow your knowledge and create developmentally appropriate experiences the classroom.
Edweb is a free social network and learning community built around peer to peer learning and collaboration. Current course offerings include social-emotional learning, tech-balance, developmental screenings and much more!
We hope this helps keep you informed, entertained, and supports your independent learning!