The Illinois Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development (GOECD) has developed new resources and made additions to the COVID-19 pages on our website that we would like to share with you: Additional materials have been developed to support families and providers as Illinois moves further into Phase 3 of Restore Illinois. For Illinoisans
For All Early Childhood Education & Care Providers GOECD, in partnership with the Illinois Pyramid Model State Leadership Team, has developed Social-Emotional Toolkits early childhood providers and leaders can use to manage stressors and promote wellness during challenging times.
For Child Care Providers
DCFS has filed emergency rulemaking on 406, 407, and 408. These emergency rulemakings are effective as of May 29, 2020 for a maximum of 150 days.
Phase 3 FAQs for Homes and Centers are forthcoming.
For Home Visiting Programs
MIECHV & IDHS released: Home Visiting is Essential-Referral Guidance for Providers Supporting Families During COVID-19.
Additional guidance for Home Visiting programs is forthcoming.
For After School Program Coordinators, Managers & Directors Click here for more information and to register for an upcoming training opportunity, Reimagining Afterschool in Illinois: From State and National Perspectives, hosted by the National AfterSchool Association on June 17, 2020 at 10AM.
Other resources: COVID for Early Childhood Emergency Childcare for Providers and Communities Erickson Institute: Mental Health Services for Children and Families
There are frequent updates on COVID-19. To stay current on reports and guidelines, and how to keep safe and healthy, please see the City of Chicago resource page here.