Explore the latest updates and resources related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
We are continually monitoring the COVID-19 and its effect on early education and the State of Georgia as a whole.This page contains resources relevant to early childhood health and education during the outbreak, including Daily Reports, Children’s Social-Emotional Health, Support for Parents, Activities for Young Children, Health Resources, Child Care Resources, and Advocacy.
To stay up to date on ongoing disease prevention tips and facts about COVID-19, we encourage you to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) online resources about the pandemic.
This page will be updated as new resources become available. Please reach out to us directly if you believe there is a resource we should include here.
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) both provide frequent updates on COVID-19.
Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 resources including a daily status report updated at 12pm and 7pm daily.
The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning has issued guidance for child care providers and updates their page regularly.
Below are resources to help you and your child cope with potential stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Child Social-Emotional Health Experts Answer Questions About Coping With COVID-19 (Dr. David O’Banion and Dr. Trasie Topple)
- Answering Your Young Child’s Questions About Coronavirus (ZEROTOTHREE)
- Parent/Caregiver Guide for Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)
- Resources for Supporting Children’s Social-Emotional Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Child Trends)
- Love in the Time of Coronavirus: A HOPE-Informed Guide for Parents (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences)
- Helping Children Cope with Emergencies or Disasters (CDC)
- General support for caregivers please call 1-800-CHILDREN (244-5373) or visit www.PCAGeorgiaHelpline.org (Prevent Child Abuse Georgia)
- Pregnant and postpartum women: please call 1-800-944-4773 or visit https://psiga.org/get-help/ (Postpartum Support International – Georgia Chapter)
- Tips for Families (ZERO TO THREE)
- Videos and Activities Following a Traumatic Experience (Sesame Street)
- Videos and Activities to Encourage Family Caregiving Sesame Street)
- Simple Activities for Children and Adolescents (National Traumatic Stress Network)
- Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS), including Resources to Support Home Learning (Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning)
- CDC Website on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- CDC Guidance on Pregnancy & Children (COVID-19)
- Certain requirements for healthcare providers to conduct telemedicine have been waived (Georgia Department of Community Health and Commissioner of Insurance)
- Protection from Health Insurance Policies Cancellation (Commissioner of Insurance)
- Healthy Children: Resources on COVID-19 (American Academy of Pediatrics)
- CDC guidance for school setting and child care
- Coronavirus News & Resources for Child Care Professionals (Child Care Aware of America)
- Quality Rated will have updates of child care programs who have chosen to stay open or closed
- Call 1-877-All GA Kids or 1-877-255-4254 for help connecting to open programs
Thank you to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, and Emory University for their help in compiling these resources.