COVID-19 Resources for Child Care Providers

Coronavirus Response Resources for Child Care Providers

Thank you!

We know this is a challenging and uncertain time, and we’re thankful for the essential public service you’re providing. If you are facing challenges and are in need of support, please see our list of resources below. As always, don’t hesitate to reach out if we can be of assistance.

Recorded Webinars

COVID Provider Update: 1/25/21

The presentation at this meeting will provide an overview of current status on COVID vaccination distribution and administration activity in Missouri and Kansas. Information during the presentation will include actions that can be taken by child care providers that will help them to make decisions and outline steps to take in order to receive the COVID vaccine.

Download the presentation slides.

COVID Provider Update: 11/23/20

With COVID cases continuing to rise, we held a community meeting to share information, hear your questions and provide some guidance on what we can all do to help keep child care programs open. The webinar included representation from various jurisdictions to help address specific concerns.

Download the presentation slides.


COVID Provider Update: 12/14/20

In response to a large number of questions, we held a follow-up community meeting to talk about COVID-19 testing. This webinar included updates on exposure, quarantine and isolation procedures.

Download the presentation slides.

Child Care Provider Surveys

Please complete the following survey to help our community partners better understand your needs and connect you to local resources that can support you. This information is being collected on behalf of The Family Conservancy, in conjunction with KC Metro’s Community Collaboration and Response to COVID-19 taskforce.

Complete the Resources Survey

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Operations Guidance

Your local health department is serving as the information provider for all businesses, including child care centers, family child care, group homes and registered providers. Your jurisdiction is based on the lowest level of agency available given the physical address of your business. For example, if you live in Kansas City, MO, you would contact Kansas City, MO Health Department.

If you are unable to obtain health and safety recommendations from your health department, you can refer to our list of resources for best practices.

Family Child Care Guidance

All Our Kin is excited to share a new publication, Open, Healthy Family Child Care Programs: A Family Child Care Provider Guide to Reopening and Staying Open During the COVID-19 Pandemic. This document provides concrete strategies to support family child care educators in running their programs during this global health crisis. The information in this publication builds on state and local health and safety regulations and should be used in conjunction with these.

Missouri Health Departments

City Health Departments

Kansas City, MO

  • Guidance for child care providers from the Kansas City Health Department can be found here.
County Health Departments

Cass County, MO

Clay County, MO

Jackson County, MO
COVID-19 Hotline: 877-435-8411

Platte County, MO

Ray County, MO

Financial Relief

Regulatory Changes

Regulatory Changes for Missouri Providers

  • You learn about regulatory changes in Missouri here.

Regulatory Changes for Kansas Providers

  • You learn about regulatory changes in Kansas here.


The child care sector is facing an unprecedented challenge. The pandemic has added volatility to an already unstable, underfunded industry.

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