Resources to Support Providers During the Pandemic
For information on emergency child care, visit our Emergency Child Care for Providers & Communities page.
For a chronological listing of updates and resources from State Agencies, visit our COVID-19 for Early Childhood page.
Table of Contents
- Guidance & FAQs
- Health Resources
- Business Resources
- Resources to Support Children/Child Development
- Mental Health Resources for Providers
- General Resources
- Resources for Home Visiting Programs
- Resources for Head Start/Early Head Start Programs
Guidance & FAQs
- IDHS & GOECD - Child Care Business Resources COVID-19: Webinar Slides, Webinar Slides in Spanish, Toolkit of Child Care Provider Resources, Webinar Recording (4/6/2020)
- IDHS & GOECD - COVID-19 Child Care Business Practices and Resources: Webinar Slides, Webinar Recording (3/23/2020)
- MBST Solutions, Tom Copeland, & Early Learning Policy Group, LLC - Tips to Navigate Federal Relief Options for Family Child Care Providers: Webinar Slides, Webinar Recording (4/23/2020)
- BPC - Unemployment Compensation: the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (specifically for child care providers)
- Early childhood small business owners: for questions about U.S. Small Business Administration loans, call 1-800-252-2923 or email CEO.firstname.lastname@example.org.
- NAEYC - Programa Paycheck Protection (PPP): Lo que los programas de cuidado infantil deben saber
- NAEYC – Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): What Child Care Programs Need to Know
- NAEYC - Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL): Lo que los programas de cuidado infantil deben saber
- NAEYC - Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL): What Child Care Programs Need to Know
Resources to Support Children/Child Development/Children with Special Needs
GOECD partnered with the DHS and Erikson Institute's Policy and Leadership department to produce a webinar series to support the provision of emergency child care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mental Health Resources for Providers
Resources for Home Visiting Programs
Share Your Story Initiative—Home Visiting Inspiration in Illinois During COVID-19
Through its "Share Your Story" initiative, the Illinois Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program in the Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development has provided an opportunity for home visitors to share on-the-ground stories of their experiences, including the bright spots as well as challenges. The focus of these stories is to bring attention to the amazing work they do, to share what has been working in serving families, and to illustrate how home visitors can be supported to continue carrying out their work.
Resources for Head Start/Early Head Start Programs