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How Do I Prepare My Site for the Reopening of Child Care? 
The webinar: How do I prepare my site for the reopening of child care? is geared towards all child care providers (family child care, center-based, and school aged). The webinar addresses how providers will need to plan for the physical setup of their child care programs in Phases 3 and 4 of Restore Illinois in the areas covered in the Restore Illinois Day Care License Guidance.

Social Distancing in Early Care and Education: Feasible or Impossible?

Watch this one-hour chat discussion with pediatrician, Danette Glassy, MD, FAAP. Dr. Glassy will review the CDC guidance for early care and education programs and provide practical strategies for implementation in a variety of early care programs. By completing the form, you will be able to view the webcast on-demand. Participants will receive an email with a link to download the certificate of attendance, at the end of either the live event or on-demand viewing.

CCAP Update Webinar Recordings Now Available

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) recently presented multiple webinars this week to child care providers participating in the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP).

During these webinars, IDHS discussed some of the financial assistance that has been made available and provided information on how to bill CCAP for May and June services. Information on how receiving federal funding through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) or the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) programs can affect CCAP billing was the main focus of the webinars. Please refer to the “GUIDANCE FOR CCAP BILLING CERTIFICATES (Issued May 15, 2020)” memo and the COVID-19 Attendance Exemption Form (Version 2, Issued May 2020)

CCAP Updates for Centers and Licensed Home Providers

CCAP Updates for License-Exempt Home Providers

Lo que las familias inmigrantes de Illinois deben saber durante la pandemia de COVID (en Español) 
What Immigrant Families in Illinois Should Know during the COVID-19 Pandemic (Spanish)
Los asistentes comprenderán lo que las familias inmigrantes de Illinois necesitan saber en respuesta a la pandemia de COVID. Los temas incluyen: cambios en la política y la aplicación de la leyes de inmigración, requisitos para ciertos beneficios y programas públicos (incluyendo los beneficios de desempleo, atención médica y cobertura, programas de nutrición y otros programas de emergencia) y cómo la regla de carga pública puede o no afectar el acceso a estos programas. También se presentarán recursos para las familias inmigrantes de Illinois.

State of Illinois Emergency Child Care Webinar Series | The Erickson Institute

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Erikson's Policy and Leadership Department is creating webinars to support emergency child care providers on behalf of the State of Illinois' Department of Human Services and Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development (GOECD).

This webinar series helps guide the efforts of Emergency Child Care Providers to create safe learning environments and support the emotional well-being of children during this time. Available webinars outline health guidelines to make a site safe for both providers and children. National Immigration Law Center | 3-Part Webinar Series
To examine the impacts COVID-19 is having on immigrant communities, join this webinar serices covering federal responses to COVID-19s impact on immigrants and how states and localities are filling in the gaps left by the federal government's response. Click the links below to access the webinar recordings.

Webinar: What Illinois Immigrants Need to Know During the COVID-19 Pandemic | 04/14/2020

Learn more about changes to immigration policy and enforcement, immigrant eligibility for public benefits, and how/whether the final public charge rule affects access of these programs.

Child Care During COVID-19: Guidelines & Implementation from Experts Webinar | 04/13/2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a Supplemental Guidance for Child Care Programs that Remain Open. Learn about the latest recommendations for child care providers who remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Paying Yourself, Your Staff, and Your Bills: Helping Child Care Programs Understand and Navigate the SBA Loan Options | 04/09/2020
Cómo pagarse a sí mismo, a su personal y sus deudas— Entendamos las opciones de préstamos SBA para programas de cuidado infantil | 04/10/2020

Child Care Business Resources: COVID19 Webinar | 04/06/2020

The Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development GOECD hosted a webinar that gave an overview of the current federal and state supports available to providers, including for-profit and non-profit, child care and preschool, center- and home-based, licensed and license-exempt. 

CACFP During COVID-19 Webinar - On this live webinar USDA will explain the new waivers allowing CACFP sites to make adjustments to normal operating rules. VIEW RECORDING

Caring for Children While Social Distancing (recorded webinar)

IDHS & GOECD - COVID-19 Child Care Business Practices and Resources: Webinar Slides and Webinar Recording (3/23/2020)

National Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC) - Family Child Care Environments
 (recorded webinar)

NAFCC - Caring for Mixed Age Groups
 (recorded webinar)

Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH): Connecting Communities with Information to Stay Healthy - Webinar Slides (4/01/2020). Includes links to resources and information on the Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition strategies and resources

The Ounce Online Training Portal

Visit the Achieve OnDemand online training portal and take advantage of our comprehensive offering of self-paced trainings and webinars made just for home visiting professionals.