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CLICK HERE for MSDE Early Childhood COVID-19 Updates


CLICK HERE for course information and to register for the Child Care & COVID 19 training 

  1. Is this training mandatory? Yes, it is. All child care staff, providers, volunteers and substitutes must complete this training by March 31, 2021.
  2. How much does the training cost? The training is free and only available on MSDE website.
  3. How long is the training? The training is approximately 1.5 hours long and doesn't have to be completed in one sitting. Complete the training anytime during 6 days of your course.


CLICK HERE for Clarification on Child Care Operating Procedures during COVID-19 Pandemic in Stage Three (Oct 1, 2020)


CLICK HERE for the COVID-19 Guidance for Child Care Facilities (9/20)


CLICK HERE for FDA Updates on Hand Sanitizers with Methanol (7/22/2020)

  • FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening when ingested.


CLICK HERE for information on the Child Care Scholarship Reimbursements Update (7/3/20)


The National Women's Law Center has created an excellent resource for child care providers.  Considerations for Child Care Providers Navigating Financial Support Options During the COVID-19 Crisis.  (5/7/20)



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