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! Opening and Re-opening, A Practitioner Support Guide (6.17.20): Every Child California has created this new guide to support the ECE field with the most up to date information around opening and re-opening programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources have been gathered from across the state and nation to create expanded checklists to help ECE providers are serving their communities in the safest possible ways.
- NEW! Updated Guidance for Child Care Programs and Providers (6.5.20):California Department of Public Health issued this new guidance to support child care providers and programs as they begin to reopen and other programs transition from emergency childcare for essential workers to enhanced regular operations.
- To help all providers apply the new and updated policies and requirements and make updates to their emergency preparedness plan, there are also resources and tools available at the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) Early Learning and Care Playbook website which provides information and links to tips, training, and other resources that will help providers and parents as they navigate the new guidance and requirements.
- NEW!! Official COVID-19 Guidance for Early Childhood Education Providers (6.3.20): This new graphic document from the LA County ECE COVID-19 Response Team summarizes county, state, and federal guidance for early childhood education (ECE) providers during COVID-19. Guidelines include those from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), LA County Dept. of Public Health and Child Care Licensing (DSS) to help providers ensure they are meeting health and safety guidelines for their program.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): This webpage is designated for Childcare, Schools, and Youth Programs to direct providers and organizations to relevant information if they’re open, or if they’re considering reopening.
- Deciding to Open: Childcare Decision Tree: This CDC webpage shares public health considerations for those considering reopening child care programs during the COVID-19 pandemic and guides programs through a decision tree to ensure they are considering all information prior to reopening.
- Guidance for Child Care Programs that Remain Open: This CDC webpage provides updated information on everything from social distancing strategies, food preparation and meal service, to caring for infants and toddlers and so much more. Helpful links to additional resources are provided.
- 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)
- Additional Resources on SBA loans from U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Small Business Guide and Checklist
- Child Care Law Center: Questions and Answers about the Impact of Coronavirus on Child Care in California available in multiple languages (see below):
- Department of Social Services-Child Care Licensing Updates: All of the recent Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary’s for child care facility licensees and providers related to COVID-19 updates can be found here.
- NEW!PIN #20-06 CCP: Social and Physical Distancing Guidance for Child Care Facilities
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- County of Los Angeles: Food Resources: The County of Los Angeles has set up a website focused on ensuring those who need it have access to food, either in the form of meals or vouchers to purchase food. Click the link to find out how to Get Support or Give Support to those in need.
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.