While many early learning programs are closing, QSLA wants to make sure that early education professionals have access to high quality resources to support their health, safety, and on-going learning during these closures. See our growing list of resources below!
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For QSLA Participants:
- QSLA Statement on Communicable Illness
- Declaración de QSLA sobre Enfermedades Transmisibles
- QSLA Professional Development Resources
- NEW QSLA On-line Professional Development Webinars: Scroll through the QSLA PD page to the live training calendar with links to on-line PD opportunities available in March and April 2020.
For All Early Educators:
Training and Professional Development Resources
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- Sesame Street in Communities: Sesame Street offers a variety of FREE resources, training videos, and webinars for early educators focusing topics such as health and nutrition, early literacy, to trauma and other sensitive topics. (Click “provider” in top left to access educator resources)
- Sesame Street en las Comunidades
- FREE Conscious Discipline Resources: Conscious Discipline has made many of their valuable resources and trainings FREE to families and educators in response to the coronavirus. Check them out today to support the social emotional health of the children in your life.
- Brookes Publishing FREE Covid 19 Resources for Early Educators: Brookes has compiled a growing list of free resources from blog posts to webinars, these expert resources will help you support young children and families and continue your professional development while you’re staying safe at home.
Guidance and Support for Early Educators:
- NEW!! Covid-19 Guidance for Early Educators: This document from LA County Department of Public Health summarizes current recommendations to operate in a manner that will help prevent the spread of novel coronavirus at your site. Note that references to centers or sites throughout the document are meant to apply to all child care providers, including providers of home-based care.
- Coronavirus (Covid-19)Guidance for Schools: LA County Department of Public Health
- Click here for access to Covid-19 resources for families-available in multiple languages (from LA County Department of Public Health)
- Financial Resources for Those Impacted by Covid-19 (Coronavirus): The Department of Public Social Services is aware of the financial impact that the Coronavirus is having on the health and financial well-being of County of Los Angeles residents, leaving thousands unemployed or underemployed. The department has provided a list of resources to help residents who may be experiencing financial challenges due to the pandemic.
- Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans Available for Child Care Providers: The new Covid-19 stimulus bill, the CARES Act, includes many potential relief opportunities for the nation’s child care industry, including about a small business relief program, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which is available to many child care businesses. Click the link to see FAQs and links to the on-line application. (Download FAQ Document here)
- Child Care Law Center: Questions and Answers about the Impact of Coronavirus on Child Care in California available in multiple languages (see below):
Early Learning and Care Division (CDE) COVID-19 Guidance and Resources: ELCD has established a web page where you can access recently approved Management Bulletins that provide guidance and directives to the early learning and care contractors, guidance for State of Emergency Situations, and other helpful links.
- Subscribe to CDE’s weekly COVID-19 e-mail updates by sending a blank e-mail to: email@example.com
Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Community Resources:
- SoCal School District-FREE Meal List: This article provides links to all of the Southern California school districts and information about their FREE meal distribution programs to ensure all enrolled students still have access even during school closures.
- LAUSD Covid-19 Resources for Families: The latest LAUSD info about Grab and Go Food Centers, hotline numbers for families who need additional support, etc.
- Covid-19 Los Angeles County Community Resources: This list provides a variety of resources from food to educational resources to support for the elderly across LA County.
- First 5 LA: List of Community Resources: First 5 LA has put together a comprehensive list of community resources covering coronavirus needs related to food, free internet, information for small businesses and more.
- LA Regional Food Bank: Use this link to locate an agency distributing food in your area.
- WIC On-Line Application and Information: (En Espanol)
- For on-line application, click here
- WIC: Solicite en linea: Inscríbase en WIC
Social Emotional Resources for Talking to Children
- How to Talk To Young Children About Coronavirus: This article offers great tips for helping navigate conversations with young children about Coronavirus in clear, but not overwhelming, ways that are appropriate for young children.
- PBSkids for Parents: How to Talk to Your Kids about Coronavirus: PBSkids for Parents has created a great article full of tips for talking with kids about Coronavirus to ensure their feelings and emotions are addressed as well as resources for handwashing and other health and safety routines.
- Conscious Discipline: 5 Helpful Responses for Families: Safety is the brain’s most basic need, followed closely by connection. When we feel unsafe or disconnected, our brains downshift from the parts responsible for learning and problem solving, to the more reaction-based parts. That’s why those challenging behaviors are popping up, and why a minor frustration is now Titanic in size. We can help children (and ourselves) by creating a sense of safety, connecting, and cultivating a new sense of normal with these five tips.