Providers: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Daycares & Preschools

How to keep yourself, your staff, and your families informed, healthy, safe, and supported during this pandemic.

Last updated: April 2, 2020

Where to get up-to-date information

This is a rapidly evolving situation and with so much information being shared, it is difficult to know who to trust. The following are reputable resources we recommend for staying up to date.

If you’re remaining open

Child care is an essential service and even in areas where there are “shelter in place” orders, there are likely exceptions made for child care providers. Please keep the following things in mind when operating during this time.

  • If you are remaining open and have open spaces, please mark your daycare or preschool as having “immediate openings”. Information on how to do that can be found here. We are actively promoting providers with immediate openings as emergency childcare to parents who are essential workers like nurses, doctors, and more.
  • We are sharing locations with immediate openings to essential workers like doctors and nurses who require care to do their job.
  • Follow these CDC recommendations for cleaning and follow this checklist.

If you’re temporarily closing your daycare or preschool

  • If you’re temporarily closing, mark your daycare or preschool as “temporarily closed” on Winnie. Information on how to do that can be found here.
  • See if you can still get paid
  • Stay in touch with children in your program virtually 

Where to get your questions answered

Providing guidance for parents

Posted by Sara Mauskopf

Sara Mauskopf is the co-founder and CEO of Winnie. She’s also the mom of two young daughters and another child on the way! Originally from Philadelphia, she now lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Posted in Announcements ∙ Updated April 2020

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