When I asked childcare providers to list their priorities for 2021, I couldn’t expect anything more than answers that echoed commitment and perseverance. The commitment to their business and to the childcare industry gives us the stamina to be on your side on this journey. That attitude resonates greatly with Arvorie’s mission, and together we can rebound this crisis and rebuild a stronger industry. I've curated here some resources to keep providers up to speed.
It's crucial to keep cleaning and sanitizing diligently. Make sure you do it safely and effectively. Acquiring cleaning supplies is still a challenge in some areas. Not for some providers that found a solution to buy them.
How to explain to children about Covid-19? How to make them understand and comply with the health and safety protocols? I found an easy way for you to communicate with them. You can either listen or read in English, Spanish and Mandarin (Chinese). Childcare involves education, and I couldn't leave behind the Guide to Covid-19 and Early Childhood Development from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. Enrollment, fees and collection are critical to keep your business afloat. The Iron Triangle offers you a simple way to do it. Finally, with so much and so little information about the vaccine rollout, I figured you'd like to know where and how to get it.
While we're still battling the virus spread, it's never too late to review your practices.
Childcare means care + education. I couldn't leave this piece out. More than ever providers need guidance to nurture resilient children.
Sound financial practices can help providers keep business afloat. From enrollment to collection, this simple framework can get you there.
Some states are considering childcare providers as frontline workers, and thus are eligible to be vaccinated at this point.