Covid-19 Resources

Current Information & Resources for Delaware

Our hearts go out to all who have been infected by COVID-19 and those whose lives have been disrupted by this pandemic.  We are particularly concerned about the significant impacts this public health crisis is likely to have on our nation's child care and early learning programs, including educators, families, and children.

Blueprint for reopening Delaware Childcare safely

https://www.delawarestars.udel.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Opening-Child-Care-Safely-1.pdf

Latest information from the Governor’s office

https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/child-care/phase-2/

DSCYF  Resources

Additionally, all providers must have a written plan that addresses the child care program’s prevention and response to COVID-19. DSCYF has developed sample plan (COVID-19 Child Care Plan Template- Click here) that providers may utilize to satisfy this requirement. This plan includes the Phase 2 requirements developed by OCCL and the Division of Public Health and other practices recommended by public health officials.

Providers can create their own plan but it must include the Phase 2 requirements. The plan does not need to be submitted to OCCL but it must be kept on the premises of the facility or home and made available upon request.

Read more about what the Phase 2 plan means for child care programs at this link.

Wellness Resources from deaeyc and EEC COVID19 Taskforce

Wellness Document

Latest from the CDC

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

Latest for Enhanced Reimbursement in Delaware

Apply for Enhanced Reimbursement

Child care providers can apply for enhanced reimbursement from the state whether they are open or closed. Are you a child care provider and need to apply for enhanced reimbursement during the COVID-19 pandemic? Apply now.

Please reach out to Tina Shockley at tina.shockley@doe.k12.de.us for general questions about enhanced reimbursement. For questions specifically related to payment processing, please email enhanced.reimbursement@doe.k12.de.us

Community Resources

The following links connect you to state initiatives and agencies, all with resources to support you with a range of services.

DE Thrives

My Child DE

Delaware Department of Education

Office of Child Care Licensing

Delaware Health and Social Service

Delaware Readiness Teams

Delaware Libraries

Family Resources (Last Updated 6.5.2020)

Professional Resources (Last Updated 6.5.2020)

NAEYC Resources

NAEYC has compiled these online resources to provide information and guidance.  https://www.naeyc.org/resources/topics/covid-19