Complete the form here to receive a referral to a childcare center currently open and serving the children of essential workers. Note: Normal childcare fees will apply.
In response to the COVID-19 health care emergency, this online support for the childcare provider community is being coordinated as part of the Hope Starts Here (HSH) partnership in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office, of Detroit, and United Way of Southeastern Michigan.
COVID-19 has added a new layer of difficulty to the critical work of early childhood providers. We know there is so much information to process and so much to do. We are here to help you navigate through your to-do list, answer your questions, and direct you to resources that may address your needs. Hope Starts Here (HSH) and the Early Childhood Investment Corporation (ECIC) have teamed up to provide technical assistance to you.
Use this tool to schedule 1:1 office hours. We can help you: submit grant and loan applications, understand federal and state policy guidance and know what you need to re-open
ECIC early learning coaches offer help navigating the resource guide or a specific application process.
Virtual technical assistance and coaches are available for office hours by scheduling a meeting or chat. HSH, ECIC, and its partners, do not provide legal, tax, or accounting advice.
Learn more about ECIC and its support to providers through the Detroit Early Learning Coaching Initiative at ecic4kids.org. Find additional information about early childhood in Detroit at hopestartsheredetroit.org
As coaches to Detroit early childcare providers, ECIC is uniquely positioned to offer hands-on support.
Below you will find resources from partners aiming to support the early childhood education community. Please reach out directly to each organization for further assistance.
Hope Starts Here and partners worked with an early education expert to breakdown the implications of Covid-19 on the early education community in Detroit. The document is divided into three sections:
A knowledge guide including the most current information on how to:
A risk/benefit assessment to help guide your decision of whether to remain open (or re-open) to offer child care to families, prioritizing services to children of critical infrastructure workers.
A flow chart to lead you to the resources most relevant for you and your program. The flow chart will take you through three steps that will help you:
Browse the resources here to stay up-to-date on credible information relevant for early education providers.
Cleaning Recommendations for US Households with Suspected / Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019. Read More
City of Detroit’s hub for all the resources and information your business needs during the COVID-19 crisis. On this page you will find trainings, loan/grant applications, and opportunities to improve the visibility and viability of your business online. Read More
List and status of Governor Whitmer’s Coronavirus Executive Orders. Read More
Michigan Department Education, Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Labor and Economic Opportunity, and Health and Human Services. Read More
UM Poverty Solutions provides information on how to access various resources aimed at supporting Michiganders through the coronavirus pandemic and related economic slowdown. Read More
Updates for Current CDC Subsidy Providers. Read More
Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) COVID-19 Education, Information and Resources. Read More
Find clarification on how programs can support, when possible, the use of closed Head Start centers as temporary child care centers for medical personnel and essential workers. By law, Head Start funds can only be used to provide Head Start services to eligible children and families. Read More
This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA. Read More
If you have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, you may be eligible for emergency financial help from philanthropy, state government and federal government. Get help paying for food, housing, bills, and more. Learn about stimulus checks and how to apply for three months of Michigan’s Child Care Relief Fund grants.
Wayne County / TCF Bank / Chemical Bank Small Business Relief Fund Loans Overview -Loans will be for a term of 12 months with interest rates of two percent or
Southeastern Michigan – United Way Southeastern Michigan Overview Mini Grants for child care programs currently open and serving essential workers Visit Website Need Help? Schedule a 1:1 with our team
Browse articles collected specifically for early education providers.
Caring for school-age children? A coalition of Detroit businesses and philanthropic organizations announced a plan to place a computer tablet with high-speed LTE internet connectivity, along with technical support, into the hands of every Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) K-12 student before the end of the school year.
The study looked at information about 2,143 children with COVID-19 infections that were reported to China’s Centers for Disease Control from January 16 to February 8 of this year. Of the infections, about a third were confirmed with a laboratory test for COVID-19. The others were diagnosed based on symptoms and the results of other tests, such as x-rays.
COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
Includes additional options for screening children upon arrival to ensure that children who have a fever or other signs of illness are not admitted to the facility. The additional options may be useful when personal protective equipment (PPE) is in short supply.