COVID-19 Information for CCDF Lead Agencies and Other Policymakers
This page contains resources to benefit those working in CCDF Lead Agencies and other policymakers.
The following resources focus on emergency preparedness,child care stabilization grants, and effective ways of responding to the pandemic.
This resource list from the Office of Child Care provides guidance and resources relevant to child care and COVID-19.
This funding can be used by states, territories, and Tribes to help them recover from the effects of COVID-19 and stabilize and improve their child care systems.
This resource helps programs develop plans to ensure the safety of children, ensure continuity of care, and reduce the risks of clientele and income loss.
This toolkit assists programs in developing emergency preparedness plans that address the distinct needs of OST programs.
This webinar shares stories about how Rhode Island limited COVID-19 transmission in child care settings.
This page shares resources about child care stabilization grants and vaccines and COVID-19 materials specifically for families and providers.
This regularly updated page provides COVID-19 updates, guidance, and resources for Head Start and Early Head Start program providers, families, and communities.
These COVID-19 resources are for early intervention and early childhood special education programs and focus on program-specific update and federal guidelines.
This summary from 2020 highlights CARES Act language that pertains to the CCDBG Act and lists key takeaways about funds for CCDF participants.
This 2020 resource gives U.S. Department of Education guidance on Parts B and C of IDEA, addressing COVID-19 in schools and serving children with disabilities.
This brief shows how state-level partnerships combined with innovative practices strengthen resources for the benefit of children and families.
This brief highlights 23 renewal Grantees’ plans for supporting the development of infants and toddlers and describes changes states made due to COVID-19.
This one-pager explains how the PCQC can help states, territories, and tribes understand the costs of mitigating Covid-19 in early care and education settings.
This tip sheet helps states and territories using consumer education websites better communicate critical information during emergencies and disasters.
This webinar provides strategies for maintaining CCDF program integrity as Lead Agencies help providers and families adapt to challenges caused by COVID-19.
This resource explores considerations and strategies for working with families who are or may be at risk for experiencing homelessness.
This brief describes Pennsylvania's Early Childhood Integrated Data System (ECIDS) and how state leaders used its data to equitably distribute CARES Act funds.
This page shares additional COVID-19 resources for CCDF Lead Agencies and policymakers.
Health and Safety
This section covers resources about keeping children health during the pandemic, guidance during an outbreak, and social-emotional development, mental health, and trauma.
This ACF resource page answers commonly asked questions about trauma-informed practices in early childhood and provides additional resources.
This guidance outlines strategies for ECE programs to implement to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to maintain safer operations.
This toolkit includes information on developing health and safety trainings as well as information on online modules, training materials, and webinars.
School and child care program administrators can use this CDC resource page to plan, prepare, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The CDC provides guidance and an operational strategy to safely open in-person school settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
These resources support families in helping young children cope with the challenges that can occur during stressful emergency or disaster situations.
This CDC infographic explains six guiding principles to a trauma-informed approach.
Subsidy and Eligibility
The following resources focus on subsidy, including eligibility, payments, and copayments.
This OCC information memorandum provides guidance to CCDF Lead Agencies on CCDF spending flexibility in response to emergencies.
This OCC information memorandum provides guidance to Lead Agencies to help them develop and implement child care disaster plans.
This USDA resource explains flexibilities available to state child nutrition programs for the 2022–2023 school year.
This page addresses questions about the impact of COVID-19 job loss, economic impact payments, and unemployment benefits on child care program copays.