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COVID-19 Child Care Guidance

COVID-19 Child Care Guidance

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CASY will continue to work to keep this information updated with new guidance released from the Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning. To ensure you are reading the most update to date guidance released, we urge you to visit their website directly at: https://www.in.gov/fssa/carefinder/5761.htm

COVID-19 (coronavirus) guidance for OECOSL stakeholders

Instructions/tutorial for Temporary Assistance Grant application (April 27, 2020)-Please read these instructions before applying for the Temporary Assistance Grant! Temporary Assistance Grant Application can be found by clicking here.

  • Reminders:
    • All applicants can check status of applications by logging back into submittable and following the instructions/tutorial posted!
    • Please check your junk/spam emails for communications and approvals from submittable
    • Temporary assistance grant applications cover a two week time period. Applications will be posted one grant period at a time, new grants will post once the prior grant closes. The grant period that is currently posted and subsequent grant periods will close on the dates listed on the chart below:
Grant period Grant closes at 6 p.m. EDT Payment
Junes 15, 2020 – June 27, 2020 June 30, 2020 July 8, 2020
June 29, 2020 – July 11, 2020 July 14, 2020 July 22, 2020
July 13, 2020 – July 25, 2020 July 28, 2020 August 5, 2020

Please Note: When applying for this grant you will only claim the self/private/cash paying children that are absent or did not attend due to closure from your program. All CCDF voucher children will be paid by using personal days through the late attendance process.  




Providing Care for Essential Staff:

Child Care Programs:

Respond to the COVID-19 crisis by ensuring that essential staff have the child care they need to work.

Want to be a part of this critical effort?

If you have vacancies, even temporary due to parents working from home, and you are willing to assist parents who are essential to our communities, please complete the emergency care form located below. Many parents are seeking care for their children so they can continue to keep our communities operational. We are working to assist these families when needed.

Community Organizations:

Hoosier organizations are helping to establish pop-up child care to serve staff who are essential to the COVID-19 response.

Do you want to be a part of the effort? Get connected today: 

Back on Track Indiana

Click the link below for questions about the Back on Track Roadmap

Back on Track Indiana
Looking for PPE Supplies? Click the link below for more information about the Indiana PPE Marketplace
PPE Marketplace

Indiana Grant and Loan Opportunities:

Youth Worker COVID-19 Relief Fund

Indiana Youth Institute understands the value of supporting Hoosier communities and recognizes that the work being done by our stateyouth workers is to key to improving the lives and well-being of all Indiana children.  

With COVID-19 uprooting routines, many youth workers, afterschool care providers and educators are facing significant disruptions – including layoffs or reductions in hours 

In our continued effort to support Hoosier youth workers, we are pausing our Professional Education Grant program and launching a Youth Worker COVID-19 Relief Fund for individual youth serving professionals.  

Click here for more information.

Resources from Child Care Aware

Child care providers across the nations are closing as measures are set in place to reduce the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). If your child care business has closed or seen a drop in children attending and you’re experience financial distress, these resources can help.

Emergency Funding Resources that Child Care Providers Can Use Now

Child Care Aware of America (CCAoA) has also prepared several resources including a video covering the following topics:

  • Background and prevalence of the virus
  • Protection in childcare
  • Hygiene practices including cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting*
  • Exclusion policies
  • Social distancing
  • When to seek medical attention
  • Self-care

View those resources here. *Please note: It is the recommendation of Child Care Aware that “Family style dining should be suspended indefinitely to prevent multiple hands touching utensils and to decrease the risk of contamination.”

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