COVID-19 Resources for Child Care Providers

Last Reviewed Date
Jan. 23, 2023

These resources include information on COVID-19, including vaccination, business practices, health and safety, social-emotional support, trauma-informed care, and Tribal early childhood education

COVID-19: Temporary Guidance for Businesses and Employers 

This web page offers guidance for businesses and employers as they respond to COVID-19.

Child Care Stabilization Grants

This web page provides information on child care stabilization grants that offer financial relief to providers in response to the pandemic. 

Apply for Disaster Assistance

This web page offers resources on disaster assistance for businesses and nonprofit organizations.

COVID-19 Financial Survival Strategies

This webinar guides early childhood programs through finance strategies to stay open during times of crisis.

Out-of-School Time Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Toolkit

This toolkit assists programs in developing emergency preparedness plans that address the distinct needs of OST programs.

Resource Guide: Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Resources for Child Care Programs

This guide provides resources to assist program staff with planning for an recovering from emergencies.

Small Business Resilience Hub

This website helps small business owners prepare for disasters and economic downturns by providing remote monitoring, resilience training, and a resource portal.

State by State Resources

This interactive map helps users find COVID-19 information, child care options, health and social services, financial assistance, and more.

COVID-19 Resources for Tribal Early Care and Education Programs

This resource compilation was developed to support Tribal early care and education programs as they navigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic


This resource offers guidance on proper gloving practices.

Selecting a Sanitizer or Disinfectant

This resource explains the difference between sanitizer and disinfectant and offers guidance on how to make a selection.

Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting

This resource explains the importance of routine cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting in early care and education programs.

CCDF Health and Safety Requirements: Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases

This brief provides an overview of national guidelines and state requirements about the prevention and control of infectious disease in child care settings.

Child Care and Preschool Pandemic Planning Checklist

This checklist can help early care and education programs prepare for an influenza pandemic.

Guidance for Schools and Child Care Programs

This web page offers guidance for schools and child care programs as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives

This web page explains the benefits of regular handwashing and includes resources on proper handwashing techniques.

How To Clean and Disinfect Schools to Help Slow the Spread of Flu

This web page explains how cleaning and disinfecting schools can slow the spread of the flu.

Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2

This web page offers information and resources on disinfectants for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Guidance and Resources for Child Care Providers

This web page offers resources and guidance for child care providers as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guidance for Child Care Programs That Remain Open

This resource provides health and safety topics for child care programs remaining open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Handwashing: Keeping Your Family Healthy

This fact sheet explains the importance of handwashing in disease prevention, and provides tips to teach children excellent handwashing skills.

COVID-19 Resources for Child Care Programs

COVID-19 resources for CCR&R agencies and child care providers who care for children of essential workers and children with disasbilities.

Six Guiding Principles to a Trauma-Informed Approach

This web page includes an infographic on six guiding principles for a trauma-informed approach.

COVID-19 Social Media Toolkit for Children/Teens

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Strategies to Support Children's Social and Emotional Wellness

This web page highlights webinars, articles, and a resource guide to help families and providers support children's social-emotional wellness.

Talking with Children about COVID-19

This resource offers guidance for parents as they talk with children about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tools To Evolve Your COVID-19 Child Care Strategy

This webinar offers tools for child care providers as they adapt and change their child care strategy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Protective Factors to Promote Well-Being

This web page explains how protective factors can promote the well-being of children and families.

Out-of-School Time Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Toolkit

This toolkit assists programs in developing emergency preparedness plans that address the distinct needs of OST programs.

Mental Health and Wellness Resources

This web page offers mental health and wellness resources for families and child care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

This Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center page provides the latest COVID-19 guidance and funding information for state programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C and Part B, Section 619.

Emergencies and National Disasters: Helping Children and Families Cope

These resources help parents and child care professionals support children and families in times of crises. These resources are also available in Spanish.

Family Well-Being: Strategies to Support Family Safety, Health, and Financial Stability for Early Childhood Professionals

This resource helps child care programs explore strategies to support family well-being with the families they serve.

Learning at Home during Trying Times

This list of resources helps parents and teachers use remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find tip sheets, publications, webinars, and more.

Using Video Conferencing for Home Visits during COVID-19

This resource provides guidance on compliance, regulations, required staff skill, and advice on equipment to use in video conferences for home visits.

Remote Service Delivery and Distance Learning

This web page includes information for IDEA Part C and Section 691 programs.

Strategies to Support Children's Social and Emotional Wellness

This resource guide is part of the Office of Child Care's new initiative to further incorporate social emotional support strategies in child care.

Resources for Teaching Remotely

This list of resources support those who teach children in a remote setting during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19: Support Early Intervention and Special Education

This web page provides updates and federal guidance on COVID-19. Resources include blog articles, webinars, resources lists, activities for children, and more.


Stress: The Basics

This guide provides basic information on stress, including symptoms, causes, and management tips.