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BCACCS COVID-19 Resources

BCACCS has created a variety of resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please let us know if you would like us to provide something that is missing here. Email communications@acc-society.bc.ca if you have questions.

To get assistance from BCACCS Advisors please contact:
Jennie Roberts – Provincial Indigenous Child Care Advisor (Fraser)
Email: jennifer@acc-society.bc.ca
Angie Maitland – Provincial Child Care Advisor (Northern)
Email: angie@acc-society.bc.ca
Klara Schoenfeld – Provincial Child Care Advisor (Vancouver Coastal)
Email: kirsten@acc-
Kirsten Bevelander – ACCRR Manager (Vancouver Island/Interior)
Email: kirsten@acc-society.bc.ca

BCACCS will be uploading new resources as they become available. Check back here often. All COVID-19 resources will also be listed in the BCACCS Resource Centre COVID-19 Subject Guide,  searchable by keyword.

Instructions for Template Use

To support Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care (IELCC) programs, BCACCS has created COVID-19 policy templates.
This document describes how to use the templates.

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Bus Cleaning and Disinfecting Chart Template

Bus Cleaning and Disinfection Schedule

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 the BCCDC and MoH recommend increased cleaning and disinfection. Here is a template you can use to track bus cleaning at your program.

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In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 the BCCDC and MoH recommend increased cleaning and disinfection. Here is a resource to check bus cleaning.

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Parent Welcome Back Letter
Cleaning and Disinfecting Chart Template

This template has been created by BCACCS for programs considering re-opening who may need a letter to send out to families welcoming them back and describing the new normal.

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This template includes enhanced cleaning measures and is designed as a tool to support educators to track cleaning and disinfecting routines in their program.

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COVID-19 Sudden Closure Policy for Families Template
COVID-19 Sudden Closure Policy for Staff and Managers Template

This policy has been created by BCACCS to support programs who need a sudden closure policy for families. This policy is intended to keep children, families and staff safe by ensuring that substitute or replacement staff are qualified and healthy to work in the program.

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This policy has been created by BCACCS to support programs who need a sudden closure policy for staff. It is intended to keep children, families and staff safe during pandemic conditions by outlining the conditions that may require sudden temporary closure and planning the response.

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COVID-19 Substitute Staff Policy Template
COVID-19 Enhanced Cleaning Policy Template

To support Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care (IELCC) programs, BCACCS has created COVID-19 policy templates.
This policy is intended to keep children, families and staff safe by ensuring that substitute or replacement staff are qualified and healthy to work in the program.

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This template has been created by BCACCS for programs considering re-opening who may need an Enhanced Cleaning Policy Template.

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Staff Wellness Declaration
Child Wellness Declaration

Use this template to help ensure the health and well-being of your staff.

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Use this template to help ensure the health and well-being of your child, family and community it is important to communicate with child care staff about the health of your child by confirming their wellness each day at drop-off.

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COVID-19 Child Health Policy Template
COVID-19 Staff Health Policy Template

This template has been created by BCACCS for programs considering re-opening who may need a Child Health Policy.

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This template has been created by BCACCS for programs considering re-opening who may need a Staff Health Policy.

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COVID-19 Drop-off and Pick-up Policy Template for Families
COVID-19 Drop-off and Pick-up Policy Template for Managers and Staff

This template has been created by BCACCS for programs considering re-opening who may need a Drop-off and Pick-off Template for Families Policy.

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This template has been created by BCACCS for programs considering re-opening who may need a Drop-off and Pick-off Template for Manager and Staff Policy.

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Visitors to the Program COVID-19 Policy Template - Managers and Staff
Visitors to the Program COVID-19 Policy Template - Families

Use this template to create a policy for managers and staff concerning visitors to the program.

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Use this template to create a policy for family visitors to the program.

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Cleaning and Disinfection Schedule
Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Program Re-Opening Considerations

This resource has been developed by the BCACCS to align with the recommendations of the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and BC Ministry of Health (MoH) COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for Child Care Settings and cleaning and disinfecting webpage as well as the BC Child Care Licencing Regulations. 

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As child care programs across the province prepare to re-open BCACCS has developed this document to support managers and educators as they consider what changes will be required to maximize the safety of their programs under the current COVID-19 conditions.

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Human Resources Considerations Related to COVID-19
COVID-19 Emergency Funding for Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care

This resource sheet offers ideas and considerations for IELCC program managers and employers who would like some
ideas about how to provide support to staff as we enter the phase of a new normal.

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The BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS), through the Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care (IELCC) Framework, invites Urban IELCC Programs and Services (Aboriginal Friendship Centres, Head Start Programs, Aboriginal Infant Development, Aboriginal Supported Child Development, Aboriginal Child Care, etc.) to apply for one-time funding to support children birth to six years of age and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recipients can receive up to $10,000 in funding for the period of June 1, 2020 – September 30, 2020.

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Considerations for Continuity of Safe Care During COVID-19 Pandemic Conditions
Tips For Working Remotely

This resource sheet, created by BCACCS, offers ideas and considerations for community leadership and IELCC programs who may decide to provide continued and/or alternative child care supports and services to families and communities during pandemic conditions.

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Working remotely from home can be a challenge for even the most experienced. BCACCS has put together some tips on how to make it work.

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