COVID-19: Your resource for resources March 18, 2020 Child Care AnswersBusinesses Community Families Health & Safety Providers No Comments You may feel like the world we’re living in has gone wild- it’s definitely not the same Central Indiana we were living in a few weeks ago. It can be overwhelming to digest all of the ever-changing news about COVID-19, whether you’re a parent, a teacher, a child care administrator, a business owner, or a supporter of early care and education. We may not have all the answers, but we know a lot of smart people and caring organizations who do. As you’re navigating these new changes, we recommend consulting some of these resources. FOR EVERYONE Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Get the latest recommendations for prevention and resources if you think you are sick. Anthem Community Resource Link: Type in your zip code and get hundreds of resources, based on your needs. Categories include food, housing, health, work, legal, money, and more! Child Care Aware of America: The latest Coronavirus news and resources for Child Care Professionals, Families and Policymakers. FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN WFYI At-Home: Guides and links for helping your little one continue their educational journey from home. Marion County Commission on Youth (MCCOY): Making Connections During Social Distancing: This page offers resources such as how to keep your kids busy and informed, food and employment assistance resources, and mental health resources. Family Promise of Hendricks County: Contact Family Promise if you are a Hendricks County resident and need emergency assistance with items such as utilities, food, phones, or internet. Good Samaritan Network: Hamilton County’s collaborative/network of non-profits. FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERS AND TEACHERS Help for Local “Front Line” Child Care Professionals: Check out recent blog post, specifically for child care programs currently in operation. Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning (OECOSL): The state of Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration has all hands on deck to ensure you have the resources you need for your child care program and to support your familes and children. Some highlights include: March 24 Webinar recording with provider-specific updates Temporary assistance grant application for child care providers COVID-19 (coronavirus) FAQs and guidance for child care providers FOR BUSINESSES IndyChamber: Rapid Response Hub – Resources and FAQs for small business owners, including child care programs. Indiana Small Business Development Center – Resources for funding, counseling, and advising on your small business or child care. LIKE, FOLLOW, AND SHARE If you haven’t already, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter or Instagram. We’ll have all the latest news and resources right there in your newsfeed!