Resources

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.

COVID-19 Warning and Waiver for Parents (1

COVID-19 Warning and Waiver for Employees-Volunteers (5)

The Early Care and Education Association would like to say THANK YOU to all of the ESSENTIAL Early Childhood Workforce!  

 

PPP Application

https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/2020-04/PPP%20Borrower%20Application%20Form.pdf

SBA/PPP/Disaster Relief Explained

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options

Covid-19 Lost Revenue tracking form

http://nh.childcareaware.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/ELNH-Covid-19-Tracking-Costs-and-Lost-Revenue.pdf


General Resources

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

Deciding When to Close My Center Flow Chart – Child Care Aware America

Flowchart

Bracing for COVID-19: What Early Childhood Programs Need to Know and Consider Now

Link to Webinar

Centers for Disease Control/Prevention (3/12/20)

Guidance for Schools and Childcare Programs

Vermont Resources

COVID-19 RESOURCES/UPDATES FOR VERMONT CHILDCARE- See dates for most recent updates

State House Activity, Updated CDD Guidance (3/20/20)

https://dcf.vermont.gov/COVID-19

THE CHILDCARE NEEDS OF ESSENTIAL PERSONS DURING A NOVEL
CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK- GUIDANCE TO SCHOOLS AND CHILD CARE PROGRAMS (4/12/20)

 

file:///C:/Users/Owner/Downloads/edu-guidance-child-care-essential-persons-covid19.pdf

State Wide Resources (Let’s Grow Kids- updated regularly on the site)

https://letsgrowkids.org/coronavirus?emci=67cabced-8269-ea11-a94c-00155d03b5dd&emdi=a8c5dc80-206a-ea11-a94c-00155d03b5dd&ceid=7401572#ECE

Guidance Related to Child Care Assistance Payments (4/12/20)

Updated billing information-https://dcf.vermont.gov/cdd/covid-19/cc-programs
 

dcf.vermont.gov/…/Guidance-Related-to-CCFAP-payments-COVID-19-Child-care-closures-absence.pdff

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

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

Individual Professional Recognition Bonuses

Individual Professional Recognition Bonuses are available to Vermont professionals that work in regulated early childhood and afterschool that have achieved specific professional certificates, credentials and degrees.

See the chart of bonuses available.

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

COVID-19 Resources/Updates

NH Child Care Aware Financial Resources (4/12/20)

 
http://nh.childcareaware.org/financial-resources/
 

Updated Document of Frequently Asked Questions (3/25/20)

file:///C:/Users/Owner/Documents/NH%20Child%20Care%20FAQ%203-24-2020%20Final.pdf

Guidance From Child Care Licensing (3/16/20)
Dear Colleagues,

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: ccluoffice@dhhs.nh.gov, 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.

  • https://www.virtuallabschool.org/learn
    http://www.smarthorizons.org/naccrra/snhs/
    http://www.childrennatureandyou.org/newindex.html
    http://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.org/
    http://www.healthychildcare.org/ProfDev.html
    http://aplaceofourown.org/about.php
    http://www.childcarelounge.com/training/child-caretraining.php
    http://extension.psu.edu/youth/betterkidcare/earlycare/ccdbg
    www.cceionline.edu

NH CHILD CARE AWARE- COVID-19 RESOURCES

COVID-19 Resources for Providers

COVID-19 Resources for Children and Families

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