March 18, 2020
We are responding to AZ childcare and COVID-19 by continually monitoring trusted sources for updated information to guide us as professionals.
These are difficult times, but we must remain vigilant to stick to the facts about COVID-19. Reference trusted science-based sources like Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) for up-to-date information and resources – and to combat the spread of misinformation.
We’ve listed some resources for AZ childcare and COVID-19 that are intended to help prevent illness, support childcare providers, and ways to connect with policymakers and the community.
Trusted Health Organizations
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about AZ Childcare and COVID-19
FAQs for Administrators – CDC
FAQs – AZDHS
Flattening A Pandemic’s Curve: Why Staying Home Now Can Save Lives – National Public Radio (NPR)
Mental Health and Well-Being
Stress and Coping – CDC
Early Childhood Administrators
Guidance for Schools and Childcare – Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS)
Guidance for School Settings (includes childcare and K-12) – CDC
Bracing for COVID-19: What Early Childhood Programs Need to Know and Consider Now (webinar) – Early Childhood Webinars
“Should I Close My Childcare Program?” – Child Care Aware of America
Staying Connected with Other Early Childhood Professionals
hello.naeyc.org (where early childhood educators share questions, concerns and resources about COVID-19 in a supportive online community)
Resources for Child Care and Advice from the Field (webinar) – Child Care Aware of America
Talking with Children
10 Tips for Talking about COVID-19 with Your Kids – PBS News Hour
Advocacy & Public Policy for AZ Childcare and COVID-19
Share your COVID-19 Childcare Challenges (survey) – NAEYC
How Has Coronavirus Impacted Your Community? Share your Story – Child Care Aware of America
Support Childcare During COVID-19: Contact your Members of Congress – Child Care Aware of America
How to Talk to Kids about Coronavirus – New York Times Parenting
Tips for Families: Coronavirus – Zero to Three
Check out NAEYC’s Coping with COVID-19 website for additional resources for early childhood professionals and parents.