UPDATED COVID-19 Information

Update as of April 1, 2020: Child’s Voice is closed through April 30.

Teachers have compiled resources and activities for Early Intervention, PI, and PII students.

COVID Activities

Resources from the State of Illinois

The Illinois State Board of Education’s Coronavirus page

ISBE’s latest guidance document at www.isbe.net/Documents/ISBE-Guidance-Mandatory-Statewide-Closures.pdf (March 14, 2020)

Governor’s Executive Order 2020-05 (March 13, 2020)

Governor’s Executive Order 2020-06 (March 15, 2020)

Illinois Department of Public Heath: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus

Illinois State Board of Education Keep Learning: https://www.isbe.net/KeepLearning

Early Childhood resources (scroll down for family resources): https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/OECD/Pages/COVID-19.aspx

Mandatory Suspension of In-Person Instruction Guidance for Illinois Schools/School Districts https://www.isbe.net/Documents/FAQ-3-27-20.pdf’

 

Resources for Families

At this time, the Food Bank’s 900 partner agencies largely remain open (find your nearest food pantry or feeding program here).

Some agencies are considering changes to their distribution models to enforce social distancing protocols (e.g. switching to “drive-thru” or “car hop” models), and considering changes to days/times of distribution to better meet the needs of their communities. We strongly recommend calling ahead before visiting a pantry to confirm distribution dates/times as they are subject to change.

Additionally, a listing of upcoming mobile pantry distributions can be found here.

Our SNAP Outreach team is available and continues to assist those in need with completing SNAP (food stamp) applications, help find a pantry or other questions. Call our hotline at 844-600-SNAP (7627) to talk with a member of our team.

WHO International Report: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports

Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Resources for families who have children with hearing loss from the A.G. Bell Association: https://www.agbell.org/COVID-19-Resources

Zoom Schools and Districts Privacy Policy: https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/childrens-privacy.html

 

Statement from Dr. Michele Wilkins:

Dear Parents,

This afternoon the Governor closed all schools and non-public schools from March 17-30. Child’s Voice will follow his ruling but will close Monday, March 16-March 30. On March 16 all staff will report to work. The EI team will work on plans to share with families. The school program will design e-learning activities and learning packets that will be mailed to all families. Child’s Voice requests all families to work on these projects during next week and if wanted during our spring break. Child’s Voice spring break is March 23- 27. It appears the Corona Virus situation changes from hour to hour and certainly by the day. I will keep you informed as much as I can. Please refer to our website for updates. For the school program I will also be sending an email to your district outlining our e-learning plans.

We wish you the best of health!

Sincerely,

Dr. Michele