At Homes for Families’ June Community Meeting, representatives from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care shared timely updates on the re-opening process of child care centers across the state.
There were some key resources shared including interactive trainings and webinar series available free online; as well as tools and resources for families and providers to use with children. Please see below for these resources that have received positive feedback from providers and came highly recommended by EEC! You can find EEC’s powerpoint here, and an infographic with more about Head Start in particular, a type of child care that all children experiencing homelessness are eligible for, here. In addition, the department is continually updating their Frequently Asked Questions around the re-opening process. You can find their most recent FAQs document here, including information regarding subsidies on pages 16 and 17.
Supporting Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness
8 interactive modules
Supporting Families Experiencing Homelessness Webinar Series
three-part webinar series features exemplary practices
Five Ways to Protect Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Experiencing Homelessness During COVID-19 SchoolHouse
Connection (SHC) offers five strategies for young children
ss/ videos, guides, printable activities
We would also like to share some resources on early education as it pertains to racial equity:
- A report from CLASP on addressing racial inequity in child care and early education policies
- A Resource List for talking with children about race, racism and racialized violence from the Center for Racial Justice in Education
We hope you find these resources helpful as we navigate what Massachusetts’ re-opening process looks like. For more resources and ongoing action opportunities, please stay connected with us via social media: Facebook & Twitter.
Liz and Team HFF