Providing Child Care During COVID-19: Tanya’s Story
April 27, 2020
Family day home provider, Tonya* closed her small child care business in mid-March when COVID-19 struck in Richmond, VA. She didn’t know when, or if, she’d be able to open her doors. This terrified her, as her child care business was her only source of income, as well as that of her three employees.
She joined ChildSavers’ Facebook Group for child care providers and began discussing options with our staff. Together, Tonya and the CDS team planned her re-opening.
After cleaning her facility, developing an ongoing sanitization plan, purchasing thermometers, and ordering food from local partners, Tonya is open for business. While enrollment continues to build back up, Tonya and her staff are able to care for more than 20 toddlers and infants every day – many of whose parents are working on the frontlines of COVID-19.
You are helping to keep child care facilities open for those most in need in our community. Thank you for your ongoing support in developing safe places for our youngest children to grow – mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Please consider donating to ChildSavers today and support the youngest children in our community during COVID-19.
*Name and details altered to protect the identity of this child care provider.