|COVID-19 Update: The John T. Gorman Foundation is curating a list of resources, emerging best practices, and innovative ideas from across the country to help local organizations serve vulnerable Mainers during the coronavirus outbreak. To access those resources, visit www.jtgfoundation.org/resources/covid-19 or enter Covid-19 in the keyword search. Those results can be further focused by using the “Filter by” menu above to filter by population type (Young Children, Older Youth, Families, and Seniors) or by clicking the following links: childcare, education, food security, housing, rural areas, and workforce.|
The John T. Gorman Foundation strives to be data-driven and results based and seeks to promote information and ideas that advance greater understanding of issues related to our mission and priorities. In our effort to promote these values, we offer these research and best practice resources collected from reputable sources across the country. The library also includes briefs and reports the Foundation has commissioned or supported, a listing of which can be found here.
Brookings: A broad strategy for schools during the COVID-19 pandemic
School Nutrition Heroes: On the Front Lines of COVID-19concerns about sustaining expensive delivery models are beginning to surface. #covid-19 #education #foodsecurity
Marshall Project: Coronavirus Leaves Foster Children With Nowhere to Go
CLASP: Ensuring Young Children Have Healthy Meals During the Coronavirus Pandemic
March 23, 2020 – Young ChildrenThis factsheet explores the nutrition provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Families First includes several important provisions that will help parents and caregivers keep food on the table during this crisis. Maine DHHS has requested emergency benefit increases for all current SNAP recipients and flexibility on various administrative requirements, as suggested by the factsheet. #COVID-19 #foodsecurity
Child Trends: School-based health centers can deliver care to vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic
CLASP: Policymaking Principles for Supporting Child Care and Early Education Through the Coronavirus Crisis.
Where South Bend students can find buses with free access to Wi-FiRochester, New Hampshire), and the distribution of laptops for students (as in California), which were funded by private donors and foundations. Industry responses include the placement of hotspots in communities for public use, as Comcast and Atlantic Broadband have done. #covid-19 #education
Child Care in Crisis: Understanding the Effects of the Coronavirus PandemicNew Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine). However, the National Association for the Education of Young Children has emphasized the importance of funneling resources to existing child care providers instead of new programs, to ensure program sustainability and ensure children are cared for by experienced early childhood experts. #COVID-19 #childcare
Policies, Practices, and Resources for Child Care and Early Education Providers Amid the Coronavirus Crisis
March 12, 2020 – Young ChildrenFor child care and early education providers, the federal government and many states already have plans developed in the aftermath of natural disasters in the past decade that outline best practices. #covid-19 #childcare #education