Early Care and Education COVID-19 Toolkit
The LA County Public Health Department recently created an entire toolkit to help early care and education programs. "This COVID-19 Early Care and Education Toolkit is designed as a resource to help you prepare for and respond to COVID-19 for childcare center-based programs and family childcare homes. Guidance documents, templates and answers to frequently asked questions for the education setting have been selected from local, state and national resources. The toolkit should enable you to manage community mitigation at your site and report COVID-19 cases if and when they occur at your site."
The site is broken into sections beginning with basic and updated guidance for operating a child care facility, what to do if there is a COVID-19 case at your facility, management of exposure, exposure investigation tools, guidance to help parents, cleaning and disinfecting, testing, guidance for vanpools, FAQs and links to other resources.
Check out this wealth of information here.
CACFP Nutrition Education Tip Sheets
The California Department of Education/Nutrition Services Division recently posted numerous tip sheets on their website - including many in Spanish.
Cooking With Young Children
Division of Responsibility in Feeding
Simple Ways to Offer Vegetables
Make Food Fun and Attractive
Classroom Cooking Cart Equipment
Cooking with Young Children
Active Play for Preschoolers
Check out these and more here.
Have you registered for the Roundtable CACFP Conference? CDE along with California Department of Social Services and USDA will be joining us! You don't want to miss out on hearing what they have to say and letting them hear you! Registration closes on November 13 - don't procrastinate.