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
For SC DHEC's most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in South Carolina, click here.
Scroll to the bottom of this page for a map of all school food sites and list of delivery plans, courtesy of the South Carolina Department of Education.
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.
For information on public resources available at this time, including food and information about COVID-19 symptoms and prevention, please scroll to the bottom portion of this page.
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:
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:
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.
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/
- Are you an existing child care program looking to expand your capacity to better serve the current needs of children and families amidst the COVID outbreak? Click here for information on who to contact and how to do so.
- Are you part of an organization that can accomodate or set up a temporary child care site? Click here for information on who to contact and how to do so.
- Looking for help understanding the USDA's school meal flexibility guidelines? Click here.
- From ChildCareAware.org:
GENERAL INFORMATION ON COVID-19
WHO Quick Facts:
Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades, Respuestas a las Preguntas Más Frecuentes
INFORMATION ON AVAILABLE SERVICES
Please click here for SC's Department of Education's latest updates on available services.
SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL DISTRICT'S CURRENT MEAL DISTRIBUTION PLAN (COVID-19 Closures)
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