Community Resources for Children and Families
COVID-19 has put a strain on individuals and families worldwide. The economic downturn has created mass economic strain and social distancing has limited the availability of childcare centers to provide assistance. There is an increased need for resources and aid for families. If you, or anyone you know, could benefit from childcare assistance, we have compiled a detailed list of resources that are available to you at this time.
The Family Conservancy
The Family Conservancy supports families, teachers and child care providers through programs and services including child and adult food and nutrition programs, early childhood mental health assessments, child care resources and referrals, and early childhood career development. The Family Conservancy is currently working to address the needs of childcare providers and families affected by COVID-19.
Child Care Aware
Child Care Aware aims to provide high-quality, affordable child care to any and all families in need nationwide.
- In Missouri, visit mo.childcareaware.org, email email@example.com or call 866-892-3228.
- In Kansas, visit ks.childcareaware.org or call 1-877-678-2548. Watch a video tutorial of the referral process.
KC Healthy Kids
KC Healthy Kids improves access to healthy foods and safe places for children to be outdoors in the region. News and resources related to COVID-19 are available.
Addressing the Digital Divide
- Connecting for Good addresses technology needs of lower income and vulnerable populations in hopes to lessen the digital divide. To order subsidized internet services through Connecting for Good, call 816-559-7077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To better assess the digital needs of various age groups, please see the Kansas City Coalition For Digital Inclusion survey.
- LEANLAB Education works to improve access to education services and resources through technological solutions. Explore their resources for educators, parents, and children related to COVID-19.