Family and Child Care COVID-19 Resource Updates

COVID-19 Resource Updates

 

We will be updating this page with more information about resources for families and child care providers as it comes available. 

Stay safe; stay home if you can; cover your cough, and wash your hands. 

-The Team at SC Child Care Resource & Referral

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Apply for PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) Before March 10th:
Help for Family and Center Based Child Care Businesses with Fewer than 20 Employees

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a forgivable loan program to help small businesses like child care with much needed financial support during these unprecedented times.

From February 24 – March 10, 2021, only businesses with fewer than 20 employees can apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). 

This exclusive application period allows participating lenders to focus on serving very small businesses like family child care educators and early care and education programs.

Learn more about the PPP by exploring the resources located HERE

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SC CCR&R is proud to share the information above as presented at our January TACT meeting by Dr. Jane M. Kelly, MD and Assistant State Epidemiologist, covering...

For SC DHEC's most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in South Carolina, click here.

SC DHEC is also on Facebook. Follow to see updates in your feed.
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ATTENTION EARLY CARE & EDUCATION WORKERS:

Click here to find the SC DHEC guidelines for safe handling of suspected and/or confirmed COVID cases in Child Care Programs.

 
     

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PARENTS

Are you looking for someone to watch your child during the outbreak? 

Click here for advice from SC's Department of Social Services on how to choose the safest option for your child and loved ones.

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CHILD CARE PROVIDERS

IMPORTANT COVID-19 RESOURCE FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERS

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has posted a Supplemental Guide for Child Care. Written in collaboration with the Offices of Child Care and Head Start for a variety of child care settings, this resource provides guidance specific to child care on issues such as: 

Social distancing;

Child pick up and drop off procedures;

Cleaning and disinfecting of toys and bedding;

Safely caring for infants and toddlers; and

Food preparation and meal service

In addition, the Guidance document provides numerous links to resources that provide even greater detail, including information regarding children’s risks concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19). 

The Supplemental Guide for Child Care can be found here:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/guidance-for-childcare.html

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Palmetto Shared Services Alliance (PSSA) has temporarily opened up their Job Posting portal to all child care programs statewide. If your child care program would like to post an opening, simply click HERE or on the graphic text above to set up your temporary account.


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If so, you can find openings on the PSSA website or by clicking HERE.


Please follow all licensing rules and regulations in regard to hiring employees.  If you have any questions or concerns about hiring staff during this crisis please contact your local licensing specialist or visit https://www.scchildcare.org/

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GENERAL INFORMATION ON COVID-19

English
CDC FAQ:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html
WHO Quick Facts:


The WHO's COVID-19 Advice for the Public 

Español
Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades, Respuestas a las Preguntas Más Frecuentes
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq-sp.html

中文
常见问题解答
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq-chinese.html

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PREVENTATIVE MEASURES 

If you are looking for a way to teach your children about hand-washing, this downloadable PDF from andnextcomesL.com is a free, printable resource.

Social Distancing Guidelines in the Workplace from SHRM.org

 

INFORMATION ON AVAILABLE SERVICES

Please click here for SC's Department of Education's latest updates on available services.

 

     
 

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS DURING A PANDEMIC
Preparación para huracanes durante la pandemia del COVID-19

Tools and resources for hurricane preparedness and recovery can be found at the following links:

Hurricanes & COVID-19 (English)
Preparación para huracanes durante la pandemia del COVID-19 (Español)

Preparing for Hurricanes (English Only)

 SC Child Care's: For Child Care Providers During a Hurricane (English Only)