NH WORK PROGRAMS- FOR NH PROGRAMS AND VT PROGRAMS EMPLOYING NH RESIDENTS (Most benefits “follow” the resident across state line)!!!
This is a live GOOGLE DOC updated by the ECEA! If you encounter a change before we do, PLEASE email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can update the document! Don’t leave these resources unused!
*I hope to have an inventory sheet that will gather the qualifying info from your staff to help you connect with available resources, by the end of the week!
Covid-19 Liability Waiver- This is a sample waiver used by the Boys and Girls Clubs. For reference, the ECEA is supplying this as a resource only.
Below is the youtube link from the covid interview data shared a few meetings back in case you were unable to attend. https://youtu.be/
The Early Care and Education Association would like to say THANK YOU to all of the ESSENTIAL Early Childhood Workforce!
Upper Valley – No Kid Hungry Emergency Relief Grants Available
No Kid Hungry is offering real time funding and assistance for schools, early childcare centers and community organizations that are making sure kids have access to the meals they need as schools close due to coronavirus.
No Kid Hungry is providing emergency grants to support these local efforts like home delivered meals, grab and go meals programs, school and community pantries, backpack programs, and other steps to help reach children and families who lose access to meals. We’re providing $1 million in emergency grants on a rolling basis.
If your organization needs funding to support these efforts, please submit your interest in receiving emergency grant funds: https://www.nokidhungry.org/coronavirus-grant-request
COVID-19 RESOURCES/UPDATES FOR VERMONT CHILDCARE- See dates for most recent updates
State House Activity, Updated CDD Guidance (3/20/20)
THE CHILDCARE NEEDS OF ESSENTIAL PERSONS DURING A NOVEL
CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK- GUIDANCE TO SCHOOLS AND CHILD CARE PROGRAMS (4/12/20)
State Wide Resources (Let’s Grow Kids- updated regularly on the site)
Guidance Related to Child Care Assistance Payments (4/12/20)
Professional Development Grants
Professional Development Grants are available to Vermont early childhood and afterschool professionals who are taking specific training activities. Grants are also available to regional and statewide organizations that offer professional development opportunities.
New Hampshire Resources
NH Child Care Aware Financial Resources (4/12/20)
Updated Document of Frequently Asked Questions (3/25/20)
Guidance From Child Care Licensing (3/16/20)
Governor Sununu issued executive orders on Friday, March 13 and today, Sunday March 15, found here: https://www.governor.nh.gov. The executive orders include the immediate closure of all public and non-public schools through April 3, 2020. They also include the ability for the Child Care Licensing Unit to waive certain licensing requirements in order to expand the necessary services you provide.
The department encourages child care and after school programs to remain open, if you feel you can safely do so, and we will work with you through this difficult time. If you are able to safely increase the number of children you serve, the Department plans to expedite these requests. Please send them to the CCLU Office email: email@example.com, or call our main office at 271-9025. Please include specific information, such as:
- The number of additional children you wish to accept.
- What classrooms will be over capacity.
- Whether the additional children will exceed the program’s overall capacity.
- Whether the child to staff ratio will be maintained or not.
Any waivers granted will be on a case by case basis, in consultation with the State Fire Marshall, and will be for the 3-week period ending April 3, 2020. It is extremely important that you prevent the spread of illness in your child care program by ensuring proper hygiene, cleaning practices, and handwashing. In addition, we encourage programs to screen children and staff for illness every day on arrival.
Attached is a screening tool the department provided to long-term care facilities which can easily be adapted to screen children and staff, along with a sign for the entrance of your program. Do not allow children or employees showing signs and symptoms of illness to enter the child care center. If a child or employee shows signs and symptoms of illness, please send them home immediately and contact 211 for guidance. In addition, follow recommendations from the CDC.
This is the link for the Screening Tool. NH DHHS Illness Screening Tool
Licensing Approved Online Trainings
The following is a list of training websites that have been approved by Child Care Licensing for Professional Development hours. If an approved training listed below offers college credit, you must verify that the college is regionally accredited (see He-C 4002.32). If an approved training offers CEU’s those would have to be accepted by a regionally accredited college to be considered college credit. (See definition of regionally accredited college in section .01 of the Child Care Program Licensing Rules). Please note that this is not an all-inclusive list. If you have questions or training ideas, please contact Child Care Licensing at (603) 271-9025.
NH CHILD CARE AWARE- COVID-19 RESOURCES
The following is a list of licensed centers that have indicated that they have child care slots available. It is your responsibility when using or contacting any of these centers to determine whether the center is a good fit for your child care needs.
The information presented does not constitute an endorsement of any child care program or person or the services they offer. Relying on information contained herein is done at one’s own risk.
To Apply for Child Care Payment Assistance- NH-https://nheasy.nh.gov/#/apply-benefits VT-https://dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/ccfap