Child Care Supports for the COVID-19 response is being conducted in partnership with COVID-19 Regional Response Team (led by Dr. Jason Purnell); Community Impact Network; Child Care Aware of MO; City of St. Louis Mayor’s Office of Children, Youth and Families; St. Louis County Department of Human Services; and United 4 Children. We are thankful for these wonderful partnerships!
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Louis County gathered a team of experts to craft the region’s strategy. At the direction of the COVID-19 Regional Response Team, led by Dr. Jason Purnell, United 4 Children has been requested to oversee childcare for the region.
As the lead agency for Childcare support during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are supporting the region in three essential categories: Care Coordination, Basic Need Coordination and Child Specific Consultation.
Each of these areas are designed to support the whole child regardless if care is taking place at home or in a child care setting. United 4 Children’s services area available to caregivers and families across the St. Louis Metro Region.
Per regional communication release Saturday 3/21, it is possible that regional childcare agencies may close. As essential businesses will remain open, the children of first responders and dedicated workers will need a safe place to be during work hours.
Child Care Aware of Missouri is serving as the lead organization in providing child care referrals. Email email@example.com or call the toll-free number at 866-892-3228. Our team will support the centers and will follow up with weekly check-in’s and virtual coaching to support the childcare staff. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
Basic Needs Coordination
In this time of crisis, childcare providers may lose access to items critical to basic needs. This includes but is not limited to: food, diapers, health and hygiene supplies. Due to this issues, we are leading basic needs coordination for childcare programs and the families who rely on them. The process is as followed: We are listening and gathering information, coordinate supply, our team coordinates supply delivery and pick up options, weekly check-in’s for future delivery and needs.
Child Specific Consultation
Life is changing drastically and children are in the midst of the chaos. United 4 Children is here to help children thrive. Using a strengths based approach, we can provide expert coaching to support the child’s health and well-being. The process is as followed: Contact United 4 Children at email@example.com and fill out a google form, our team will customize child specific plan and match the family or child with expert coaching, coach in 30 minute sessions while providing play kits.
To locate your nearest federally-qualified health center, please visit Find a Healthcare Center
St. Louis County Health Line | 314-615-2660
St. Louis City Health Department Line | 314-612-5100
This site also includes the number for a 24-hour hotline should you have general questions about COVID-19.
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TLC for Kids provides staffing for childcare programs around the region, as well as in-home care. Contact Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 314-725-5560
Any child care that is operated in St. Louis County beginning on Monday, March 23, 2020 must only care for the children of necessary staff of an Essential Business. Children of employees who are not necessary staff of an Essential Business should not be in care.
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