As we begin think about how our community will deal with reopening the economy after COVID-19, it is important to consider what childcare looks like for the summer and beyond. We know many parents and guardians will return to the physical workplace without certainty if childcare will be available. In our latest Virtual Town Hall, we heard from Sara VanSlambrook, Chief Impact Officer for United Way of Central Indiana and Maureen Weber, President and CEO of Early Learning Indiana. They discussed options for childcare in Indy, what has been done in response to COVID-19 and what to expect in the coming months with the possibility of schools modifying their calendar year. This conversation was moderated by Mark Fisher, Chief Policy Officer for the Indy Chamber.
Watch the full video below.
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The MCCOY Directory is widely-known and endorsed by the Indianapolis Recorder, Indy’s Child, and other well-known community partners. Here’s a direct link to the online directory: https://mccoyouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/McCoy_YAD2020_Booklet_web.pdf We’ve been made aware of this link a few times now, over the last few weeks: https://indianapolissummercamps.com/ This list is generated by Summer Camp Directories which creates lists by city/state around the country. There is significant overlap with the MCCOY directory, but it does provide resources differently – such as direct links to contact the service providers.