Federal and State Health Websites

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19
PA Department of Health – Coronavirus Website
Guide to Responding to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania
Webinar Recording: Child Care During COVID-19, Guidance & Implementation from Experts
Health Department Directories
Guidance for Childcare Programs that Remain Open: Supplemental Guidance
For Child Care Programs That Remain Open: CDC Guidance – 4.3.20
COVID-19 Update: DHS Online Services – 3.25.20
Department of Human Services: COVID-19 Licensing Message 3.20.20

 

Food & Nutrition Service Notices

OHS: Supporting Food Security for Families
Penn State Extension: Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information
Infant Formula Substitution During COVID-19
Feed Pennsylvania
Aunt Bertha, The Social Care Network
Food Assistance During COVID-19 Mitigation
COVID-19 Breastfeeding Resources
Breastfeeding Apps and Websites
Western PA Food Resources
Using USDA Food During a Human Pandemic Outbreak Options for Schools and Communities
FNS: Actions to Respond to COVID-19
State by State FNS Disaster Assistance
FNS: Program Guidance on Human Pandemic Response

 

ACF Notifications

Supporting Emergency Child Care During the COVID-19 Crisis: How Head Start and Early Head Start Programs Can Help
Head Start/ECLKC: Responding to COVID-19
Full Enrollment Policy Questions and Answers (Q&As)
PI: FY 2020 Supplemental Funds in Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Federal Register Alert: Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines
Update to Wages and Benefits Flexibility During the COVID-19 Pandemic – 4.6.20
Responding to Head Start Grantee Questions on COVID-19: Updated March 31, 2020
ACF Grant Flexibilities in Conducting Human Service Activities Related to or Affected By COVID-19
Temporarily Re-purposing Head Start and Early Head Start Centers – Partnering to Support Emergency Child Care During the COVID-19 Crisis – 3.24.20
ACF: COVID-19 Wages and Benefits
ACF: Flexibility in Spending CCDF Funds
ACF: Managing Infectious Disease
ACF: A Notice to Partners
OHS: Coronavirus Prevention and Response

 

OCDEL Notifications and Special Announcements

Announcement ELRC-20 #07 :Child Care Works Payment Modifications Due to Impacts Related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – 4.21.20
Guidance and Resources to Support Family Support Program During COVID-19 – Updated 4.2.20
Guidance for Child Care Providers Caring for Children of Essential Personnel During COVID-19 – 3.25.20
Pre-K Counts (PKC) and Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program (HSSAP) COVID-19-related closure and modified program operations FAQs – 3.24.20
REVISED: Reporting Early Learning Programs Closings Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) – 3.24.20
Child Care Works Payment Modifications Due to Impacts related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Announcement #5
Updates from the Office of Child Development and Early Learning during COVID-19 3.22.20
Governor’s Communication: All Non-Life Sustaining Businesses in Pennsylvania to Close Physical Locations 3.19.20
Governor Wolf Orders Statewide Shutdown of Non-Essential Business
PA Department of Education COVID-19 Schools Guidance
Child Care Works Payment Modifications Due to Impacts related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Announcement #4
Reporting Early Learning Programs Closings Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Announcement #3
Operational Recommendations for Early Childhood Providers Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Announcement #2

 

Additional Resources

Designing the Perfect Home Playroom for Children with Autism
Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health
CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response, May 2020
Preparing for the Spread of COVID-19: How do I prepare?
Preparación para la propagación de COVID-19: ¿Cómo me preparo?
COVID-19 Detener la propagación de gérmenes
COVID-19 Stop the Spread of Germs
COVID-19 What is It?
COVID-19 ¿Qué es?
Detenga la Propagaćion de Microbios (COVID-19 & Gripe)
Prevent the Spread of Respiratory Viruses (COVID-19 and Flu)
COVID-19 Health Literacy Project
The Brain Architects Podcast Series from the Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University
Head Start/ECLKC: Responding to COVID-19
ACES Aware: Screen, Treat, Heal
Neighborly: Your local Resource Connection
United Way COVID-19 Public Resources
Webinar Recording: Child Care During COVID-19, Guidance & Implementation from Experts
Health Department Directories
Guidance for Childcare Programs that Remain Open: Supplemental Guidance
Bellwether’s COVID-19 Strategic Planning Toolkit for Education & Nonprofit Leaders
Share your story with NHSA: How has the COVID-19 crisis impacted your community, and how are you responding?
Cricket Wireless Data Plans
Cares Act: SBA FAQ
Cares Act: SBA Loans for Child Care
How is Congress Addressing the Needs of Babies & Families?
United Way: Nonprofit COVID-19 Resource Hub
Stress, Hope, and the Role of Science: Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic
Child Trends: COVID-19 Resources for Children
Ready4K: COVID-19 Response Announcement 3.18.20
NAEYC: Child Care in Crisis – Understanding the Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic 3.17.20
Coronavirus and the Sun: A Lesson From The 1918 Influenza Pandemic
PCOH: Coronavirus and Precautions Related to Oral Health
PBS Kids: How to Talk to Little Learners About Coronavirus

 

Educational and Wellness Resources

PA Support & Referral Helpline, Toll-free, round-the-clock support line. 855.284.2494 TTY, dial 724.631.5600
Brushing My Teeth at School
Programming During Remote Service Delivery
Early Intervention Services during COVID-19
Preparing for the Spread of COVID-19: How do I prepare?
Preparación para la propagación de COVID-19: ¿Cómo me preparo?
COVID-19 Detener la propagación de gérmenes
COVID-19 Stop the Spread of Germs
COVID-19 What is It?
COVID-19 ¿Qué es?
Detenga la Propagaćion de Microbios (COVID-19 & Gripe)
Prevent the Spread of Respiratory Viruses (COVID-19 and Flu)
COVID-19 Health Literacy Project
The Brain Architects Podcast Series from the Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University
Head Start/ECLKC: Responding to COVID-19
ACES Aware: Screen, Treat, Heal
Cook’s Corner Recipes for Healthy Snacks
El rincón de la cocina: Recetas para refrigerios saludables
Alliance for Health Policy COVID-19 Webinar Series
PNC Grow Up Great Resources (free)
Wearing A Mask Social Story
Neighborly: Your local Resource Connection
Ultimate Guide to Mental Health and Education Resources for Kids and Teens
A support guide for parents raising babies and toddlers through the coronavirus crisis
A Guide to COVID-19 and Early Childhood Development
How to Find Resilience During This Difficult Time
COVID-19 Time Capsule
Let’s Play and Learn: Parent Handout_How to Read With Your Child
Head Start and the Opioid Crisis: Video Series
Noggin (Free for 90 days)
Vroom
Penn State Extension: Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information
Wide Open School
Hatch [email protected] (Use code PHS2020)
National Alliance of Home Visting Models: Supporting the Field PPT
National Alliance of Home Visiting Models: Rapid Response Virtual HV Webinars
Teachstone Resources
Teachstone Coronavirus Resources for Educators and Parents
Teachstone Health and Safety Updates
CLASS at Home
Epic Digital Library
Vooks: Animated Storybooks
STEM Beyond School Webinar Series
Staying Calm and Well in the Midst of the COVID-19 Storm
Watch Me! Celebration Milestones and Sharing Concerns
National Crayon Day Activities!
Lakeshore Learning at Home Videos
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) Read-Aloud Guide
National Park Virtual Tours
Georgia Aquarium Webcam
Cincinnati Zoo Home Safaris
San Diego Zoo Kids
Boston Children’s Museum Virtual Tour
Stories from Space (Stories Read from Space)
From Conscious Discipline, Growing Stronger Together: Free Resources
Erikson Institute Early Math Collaborative – Free Activities
Family Connections: Outdoor Play Experiences
Wash Your Hands With Baby Shark
Coronavirus Social Story-PAAutism.org, an ASERT Autism Resource Guide (available in several languages)
Healthy at Home: A Toolkit for Supporting Families Impacted by COVID-19 from Teaching Strategies (available in English and Spanish)
Skybrary-Kids Read Free for One Month
Stem Starts Now
Parent Resources – Beetbox
2020 Choosy Kids Activity Calendar
Family Guide
What We Do All Day
Mommy Poppins
Nature Activities for Families
Scholastic Learn at Home
NAEYC for Families
Zero to Three
Coronavirus Update: A Message from AAP President Sally Goza, MD, FAAP – 3.23.20
COVID-19: Toolkit to Help Kids During the Coronavirus Shutdown
Fred Rogers Center Resources: Talking With Children About Coronavirus
Fred Rogers Center Resources: Six Basic Necessities of Learning
COVID-19: Supporting At-Home Children – Resources for Parents
Cognitive ToyBox: Daily Family Activities
Read Alouds Online: Book Reading Recordings
FREE On-Line Live Classroom for Yoga
Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center: MyPeers
Class Dojo
ReadyRosie
Trauma-informed Care & OUD-SUD Information