- Stay Connected. Vermont Afterschool is here to support you. We’re hosting weekly virtual roundtables for providers to come together, share ideas, ask questions and support one another on a weekly basis. Open to all, join when you can.
- Online learning. We are offering virtual professional development for afterschool and youth-serving staff for FREE during April and May 2020.
- Licensed Afterschool Programs. If you are a licensed afterschool program no longer serving children, see here for information relating to financial supports and the COVID19 child care stabilization program.
- Unemployment. The Dept. of Labor Employee and Employer Guidance on COVID-19 is the place to start if you are now unemployed or have reduced employment.
- Food. Our friends at Hunger Free Vermont have an excellent resource center on how Vermonters can access healthy food during this time.
- Afterschool COVID-19 Library. We offer our own COVID-19 resource library specific to afterschool and youth-serving organizations. This is being updated daily and includes sections on social-emotional learning support, online activities & curriculum, virtual training, and how to connect remotely with youth and staff.
We have also published a guide for early childhood providers who might be now serving school-age children of essential workers.
Essential workers who need help finding child care (ages 0 through 8th grade) should visit: https://webportalapp.com/webform/essentialworkers or call 2-1-1 ext 6.
Extended housing supports for vulnerable Vermonters.
The Vermont COVID-19 Resource List is an extensive, organic, ever-changing Google doc with COVID-19 state and community-specific resources.
From the CDC: Coronavirus Overview
From the World Health Organization: www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
CDC recommendations on managing your mental health.