COVID-19 RESOURCES

ATTENTION PARENTS & PROVIDERS

Dear Child Care Providers, Parents and Community Partners, 

 

At Rainbow Fleet, our team is dedicated to ensuring the best possible care for children in our community throughout early childhood. Part of that commitment is disease prevention. Under the current circumstances related to COVID-19, we are working to ensure that proper precautions are taken to better serve you, the children in your care, as well as your own family members at home. Social distancing and the suspension of in-person gatherings is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s current guidance. 

 

As we seek to follow the suggested protocol, the purpose of this message is to announce the following changes, effective immediately:

 

Postponement of “A Whole New World” Spring Child Care Conference:  Our spring conference, slated for March 27-28 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, will be rescheduled. We will announce a new date as soon as possible.

 

Temporary closure of the Resource Center:  The Resource Center will be closed until April 3. We will continue to monitor the evolving public health situation to determine if it is necessary to extend the designated closure period. If you have checked out toys recently, please keep them in your possession until the Resource Center reopens.  Click here  for instructions from the CDC on how to properly sanitize toys.

 

Digital instead of in-person consultations:  Rainbow Fleet’s child care consultants will temporarily suspend onsite visits with child care providers. Consultation will instead take place via FaceTime and Zoom. Email Randa Wood at rwood@rainbowfleet.org to arrange a virtual visit. 

 

Rescheduling of classes:   All classes at Rainbow Fleet are temporarily suspended. A date for sessions to resume will be announced at a later time, in accordance with future determination of when it will be safe to do so. 

 

During this period of closure, Rainbow Fleet will undergo deep cleaning to ensure that all facilities are thoroughly sanitized. 

 

Our first commitment is to the health and wellness of all children, families and the child care community that serves them. We will continue to monitor the situation with COVID-19 and update our strategy according to public health guidelines. 

 

If you have any questions, please email me at cwilliams@rainbowfleet.org or call (405) 521-1426. 

 

Thank you for your patience.

 

Carrie Williams

Executive Director 

RESOURCES

OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

www.coronavirus.health.ok.gov

OKLAHOMA COVID-19 RESOURCES

OKLAHOMA'S HEALTH RESPONSE TO COVID-19

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL UPDATE

SNAP, SOONERCARE OR CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE

CHILD SUPPORT ASSISTANCE

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

 

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION 

www.who.int

CDC CHECKLIST FOR HOUSEHOLD READINESS

FAQ: COVID-19 & PREGNANCY

CDC GUIDANCE ON COVID-19 & BREASTFEEDING

I HAVE IMMEDIATE NEEDS

211 Oklahoma
Information and referral services to meet a wide range of needs including food, housing, legal services, child care, mental health services, job programs, and literacy. 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Call 2-1-1 or Text “211OK” to 898211

Visit the SSCO Live Binder 
A list of community resources for parents and caregivers

Catholic Charities
Emergency assistance available to all persons regardless of race, religion, ability to pay or national origin. Call 405-523-3000

Regional Food Bank
Anyone in need of food assistance in central and western Oklahoma is encouraged to visit rfbo.org/get-help to locate a nearby food pantry or call 405-972-1111 during workday hours

OKCity Crisis Nursery
Provides emergency care for children in times of crisis. Open 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Call or text 405-979-0706

Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS)
Check eligibility for food benefits, Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, WIC, energy assistance, and more

Latino Community Development Agency
Providing services to the Latino community. Call 405-236-0701

OKDOH Child Care Warmline
Provides free telephone consultation and/or referrals to child care providers and parents on numerous topics of concern. Call 888-574-5437

Child Guidance Program
Provides services to build healthy family relationships and enhance child development including Behavioral Health Services, Childhood Development and Parent Education Services, and Speech Language Services. Call 405-271-4477

MEAL RESOURCES

SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND LOCATIONS FOR MEAL PICK UP

OKCPS MEAL SERVICE PLAN

EDMOND AREA SCHOOLS

MID-DEL PULBIC SCHOOL

MUSTANG PUBLIC SCHOOLS

SHAWNEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

STILLWATER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

YUKON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

TULSA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

LONE STAR

BIXBY

BROKEN ARROW

JENKS

OWASSO

UNION

SAND SPRINGS

SAPULPA

SURVIVING SOCIAL DISTANCING

INDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

SENSORY BINS

CREATIVE PLAY FOR INDOOR FUN

AT HOME ART

GETTING OFF SCREEN TIME

KID APPROVED PINTERST CRAFTS

100 ACTIVITIES TO DO AT HOME

HAND WASHING WITH ELMO

MAKING A NEW ROUTINE

DE-STRESSING YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN

HOW TO KEEP THE CORONAVIRUS FROM COMING HOME WITH YOU

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

HOW PARENTS CAN KEEP KIDS BUSY (AND LEARNING) IN QUARANTINE

CURRICULUM ASSOCIATES - PRINTABLE PACKETS FOR GRADES K-12 IN MATH & READING

STORY ONLINE

VISUAL FIELD TRIPS

KHAN ACADEMY
PBS LEARNINGMEDIA

TED ED

BRAIN POP

LUMINOSITY

DUO LINGO

POWER MY LEARNING CONNECT

Building Young Brains When School is Out

5 Steps for Brain-Building Serve and ReturnVroom

Adds learning to mealtime, bathtime, bedtime, or anytime with 1,000+ fun, free activities.

Scholastic
Free online teaching resources for PreK - 9th grade students

Distance Learning with OETA
Beginning March 30, OETA will provide curriculum-based programming for students on its broadcast channel, OETA WORLD.

Google Arts & Culture
Take virtual field trips at home from over 1200 leading museums and archives worldwide

PBS Learning Media
Resources for early childhood lesson plans including videos, games and activities aligned to state and national standards.

Swing Education
Online learning websites and educational activities for teachers and parents

GoNoodle
Engage kids with free movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts

Starfall
Free reading, language arts and mathematics activities for PreK - 3rd grade students

I NEED RESOURCES FOR MY CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Oklahoma Family Network
Informs and connects individuals with special health care needs and disabilities, their families and professionals to services and supports in their communities.

Oklahoma Parents Center
Parent training and information for children with disabilities

Sooner Success
System of health, social and educational services for Oklahoma children and youth with special needs

Oklahoma State Department of Education Special Education
Provides guidance and support from infancy to adulthood for children with disabilities

Eduptopia
Educator-provided recommendations for apps for students with special needs

Sesame Street and Autism

Autism Speaks  

National Center for Learning Disabilities
Actions to improve your child's experience with online learning
An educator's guide to support students with disabilities and their families

COVID-19 RELATED CLOSINGS

 

NEWS 9

KFOR

OKC Fox

KOCO

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Rainbow Fleet Child Care Resource & Referral
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Oklahoma City, OK 73103-1021

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