- Vaccination is currently the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Promoting vaccination among eligible individuals can help Early Care and Education (ECE) programs protect staff and children in their care, as well as their families.
- Most ECE programs serve children under the age of 12 who are not yet eligible for vaccination at this time. Therefore, this guidance emphasizes implementing layered COVID-19 prevention strategies (e.g., using multiple prevention strategies together) to protect children and adults who are not fully vaccinated.
- COVID-19 prevention strategies remain critical to protect people, including children and staff, who are not fully vaccinated, especially in areas of moderate-to-high community transmission levels.
- Masks should be worn indoors by all individuals (ages 2 and older) who are not fully vaccinated. ECE settings may implement universal mask use in some situations, such as if they have increasing, substantial, or high COVID-19 transmission in their ECE program or community, and while they serve a population not yet eligible for vaccination.
- Localities should monitor community transmission, vaccination coverage, the occurrence of outbreaks, and local policies and regulations to guide decisions on the use of layered prevention strategies.
If you or someone you love is feeling hopeless, expressing negative thoughts or is need of someone to talk to, please reach out. The link to the website and hotline phone numbers are listed here.
Hotline Number: 1-800-273-8255
Evidence shows that providing support services, talking about suicide, reducing access to means of self-harm, and following up with loved ones are just some of the actions we can all take to help. Don’t wait.
Have you or someone you know been directly affected by COVID?
Have you lost your job or lost hours at work due to COVID?
Many have been affected by this pandemic by loss of employment- leaving families unable to keep up basic needs. Through the CSBG CARES Emergency Assistance Program, we will be able to assist those who have been affected by COVID if that qualify.
- Food Vouchers
- Mandatory Work Attire
- Car Maintenance (Payments & Repairs)
- Vocational Training/Certifications
- Mortgage Payments
*Applicant must complete an application, as well as qualify under the CSGB CARES guidelines--all applications will be approved case-by-case
For more information, contact:
CSBG Program Support Coordinator
Phone: 304-682-8271 ext. 129
Becoming a Child Care Provider can be an extremely satisfying career. Not only is it the chance to own and run your own business, it is the opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life.
By providing a stable and nurturing environment, where a child can learn and grow, you can help them reach their highest potential. Children who have positive early childhood experiences are better prepared for school, college and work.
Many Family Child Care Providers start their business so they can stay home with their own young children and often continue providing services long after their children are grown.