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Friday, May 29 9:30-10:30 OEC Commissioner Beth Bye will hold a tele-town hall. You can register here. Commissioner Beth Bye will provide an update about the agency’s efforts to support child care in Connecticut during COVID-19.  This webinar will be conducted in English and Spanish.

*** NEW Governor Lamont released his Reopen Connecticut report, (Powerpoint) which contains recommendations from the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group (5/27)

***NEW Summer Activity Guides (5/27)

***NEW Summer Roundtable Discussions and Resources (5/27)

***NEW CDC Guidance for summer camps, childcare, schools, and other youth programs as they look to reopening. The suite of information also includes decision making tools.

American Camp Association has newly released its details Camp Operations Guide (5/18)

State of CT Supplier List – Hand Sanitizer, Masks & Cleaning Products (5/21)

ConnStep/CBIA Infrared Thermometers for Small Businesses and Nonprofits Request Form (5/21)

CT Office for Early Childhood COVID resources page

CT OEC Detailed Guidance for Summer Camps (5/19)

CT OEC Informed Consent Form (5/19)

CT Rec & Parks Association Covid-19 Resources includes info on camps and aquatics (5/19)

CT OEC Guidance for School-Age Programs in Connecticut During the COVID-19 Pandemic (5/1)

Proposed Guidance for the Establishment of Emergency Child Care Services for the School-Age Children of Essential Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic (5/8)

Emergency Child Care Handbook, including Questions to Ask Before You Reopen Your Program (5/4)

Health Disclosure Policy (5/4)

Sample Daily Checklist for School Age Programs (YMCA) (4/9)

Checklist of ADDITIONAL Actions when a COVID Case has Occurred at a Camp Program (YMCA) (4/9)


Network Blogs:
Free Masks for Essential Businesses (4/29)
Book Cover Art Show (4/24)
The New Routine (4/7)

Occupying Time (4/1)
Looking for Activities to Do with Kids 3/23)
Coronavirus Resources for Funders and Nonprofits (3/23)
Resources from the Afterschool Alliance (3/23)
Resources for Connecticut (3/23)
SEL for the Provider (3/23)
We’re Here for You (3/18)
Calming the Chaos over Coffee (3/18)
Wait, I’m Working Remotely?! (3/17)
National Summer Learning Spring Webinar Series (3/3)

Lots of up-to-date Connecticut-specific information for families and educators can be found on the Connecticut State Department of Education website here: https://portal.ct.gov/SDE/COVID19/COVID-19-Resources-for-Families-and-Educators

The Centers for Disease Control has released information to help after school, child care, and schools plan, prepare and respond to the coronavirus. You can find this information here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/index.html

Please read this information, share it with your staff and partners. And consider helping the children in your care to understand the best way to wash their hands – here’s a great video that can help demonstrate: https://youtu.be/aGJNspLRdrc.

Up-to-date Connecticut-specific information can be found on the Connecticut State Department of Health website here: https://tinyurl.com/str8nxr.

The CT Data Collaborative has a created a graphic dashboard of statistics that can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/uej8xym

The OST Mini Conference Recordings can be downloaded from the following blog location: http://ctafterschoolnetwork.org/ost-mini-conference-recordings/

This information has been a collaborative effort by programs and experts working in the school-age child care field, and as such represents best practices as they are currently identified. We are not health care experts, so it is essential that every child care program use their own judgement in implementing this advice and also consult with the health department in their city or region about proper procedures.