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



Business Resources


Resources to Support Children/Child Development/Children with Special Needs

Health Guidance.PNG

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


General Resources
(listed alphabetically) 


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

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