COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

NJ COVID-19 Guidance & Updates  

COVID-19 School & Child Care Concerns

US Centers for Disease Control
How to Select, Wear & Clean Your Face Mask (August 27)
Considerations for Wearing Face Masks (August 7)
Feasibility, Adaptations & Alternatives to Face Masks (August 7) 

Guidance for Schools & Child Care (August 21)
Supplemental Guidance for Child Care Programs (July 23)

American Academy of Pediatrics
COVID-19 State Level Pediatric Data Reports

World Health Organization
COVID-19 Advice on the Use of Masks for Children in the Community (August 21)  
COVID-19 Q&A Children and Masks Related to COVID-19 (August 21)

COVID-19 Q&A Schools  (July 20)
COVID-19 Considerations for School-Related Public Health Measures (May 10)

UNICEF
COVID-19 Information Hub
COVID-19 Technical Guidance for Schools
COVID-19 Framework for Re-Opening Schools 
COVID-19 Resources for Policy Makers & Front-Line Workers

State Services & Resources

Information for Parents

 Information for Child Care Providers

Licensed Child Care Centers in New Jersey
(Includes Infant/Child Care, Preschools, Before & After Care)

Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
(County Based Administrative Support/Services for Child Care Centers)

Grow NJ Kids (Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement System)

FAQs: Starting & Maintaining a Child Care Business 
How to Become a Child Care Provider/Start a Child Care Business 
New Jersey Birth to Three Early Learning Standards, NJ Council For Young Children 

Healthy School Environments 
NJ Vaccine & Immunization Information 

New Jersey Licensed Summer Camps

Federal Resources

Healthy Child Care 
Office of Child Care

Community Resources

Child Care Aware NJ
Advocates for Children of New Jersey 
New Jersey School-Age Care Coalition 

New Jersey Family Child Care Providers' Association 
New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children 

National Resource Center for Health & Safety in Child Care & Early Education 
Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards;
Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs,4th Edition

Save the Children (How to Help Children Cope in a Crisis)
Save the Children (Children in Emergencies/Children's Disaster Resources) 
National Association of School Psychologists (Talking to Children about Crises Events)

Professional Resources

State Services & Resources
NJ Workforce Registry

Child Care Food Program
School Nutrition Programs  
Summer Food Service Program 

Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect 
Talking to Children About Personal Safety

FAQs: Starting & Maintaining a Child Care Business 
How to Become a Child Care Provider/Start a Child Care Business 
New Jersey Birth to Three Early Learning Standards, NJ Council For Young Children

Professional Development (Department of Education) 
NJ DOE: School Preparedness and Emergency Planning
Child Care Center Indoor Environmental Health Assessments 

New Jersey Council for Young Children
(Governor's State Advisory Council for Early Care & Education)
  
Grow NJ Kids (Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement System) 

Communicable Diseases and Health Topics (A to Z List)
NJ Department of Health: In the News & Current Health Issues 

Communicable Disease Service: COVID-19 Information for Schools & Businesses

Communicable Disease Service: Immunization Guidance for School/Child Care Settings 
Communicable Disease Service: Immunization Requirements for School/Child Care Settings

Federal Resources
USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program 
MyPlate.gov for the Education Professional 

Office of Child Care, Technical Assistance Network 
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections 

Resources for the After School Professional (Youth.gov) 

School Emergency Management Virtual Toolkit
Readiness & Emergency Management for Schools (Technical Assistance)
School Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans

CDC COVID-19 Guidance for Schools & Child Care Programs 

Community Resources
Child Care Aware NJ
New Jersey School-Age Care Coalition 

National Program for Playground Safety
Child Protection Resources for Child Care Providers 

New Jersey Family Child Care Providers' Association 
New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children 

The New Jersey Center for School Safety 

National Resource Center for Health & Safety in Child Care & Early Education 
Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards;
Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs,4th Edition