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.

Webinars and Meetings

COVID-19 Provider Webinar Recording

Child Care Provider Survey

If you are in need of resources for your child care business, 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 survey

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Health and Safety

Free Face Masks

Additional Resources from Child Care Aware:

State Health Departments

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Phone: 573-751-6400
COVID-19 Virtual Assistant
COVID-19 Hotline: 877-435-8411

Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Phone: (785) 296-1500
COVID-19 Updates
COVID-19 Hotline: 877-427-7317

Local Health Departments

Cass County, MO

Clay County, MO

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

Johnson County, KS.
COVID-19 Hotline: 913-715-2819 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Friday

Kansas City, MO
Text COVIDKC to 888777 for updates

Leavenworth County, KS

Miami County, KS

Platte County, MO

Ray County, MO

Wyandotte County, KS
COVID-19 information for Wyandotte County

Financial Relief

Closures and Layoffs

Resources and Information for Missouri Providers

Resources and Information for Kansas Providers

KDHE is recommending continuity of operations for child care at this time. However, local public health officers may implement more restrictive guidance and provisions for child care facilities, up to and including closure, within their jurisdiction. KDHE encourages providers to be in close communication with their local public health department as situations regarding COVID-19 are changing frequently. KDHE will communicate updates should our recommendations change. In the absence of a recommendation from state or county public health officers, child care licensees may independently decide to temporarily close based on their own unique situation.


Preparedness and Planning for Child Care Providers: This guide will help programs assess their ability to reopen during the first phase of local and state governments lifting stay-at-home orders. During this stressful and unprecedented time, this guide is meant to provide a road map for child care programs as you work to make critical decisions.

Updates on Re-opening in Missouri

Kansas City, MO

The Kansas City, Missouri Health Department is developing a phased plan for reopening, but so far do not specifically mention any industry/business type. Updates can be found here

Missouri Department of Health and Human Services

County Re-opening Information

Cass County, MO

Clay County, MO

In Clay County, the stay-at-home order is set to expire on May 3. A phased-in approach to reopen plan is being developed and will be released soon. Updates can be found here.

Platte County, MO

Jackson County, MO

Jackson County’s Recovery Plan can be found online by visiting and www.jacohd.orgResidents and businesses with questions should call (816) 404-9883 or email


Updates on Re-opening in Kansas

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

County Re-opening Information

Johnson County

Wyandotte County

Leavenworth County

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.