Check out these updated resource links:
- Addressing Hunger During Outbreak
- Child Care Providers and COVID-19: Paying the bills and helping staff pay theirs
- COVID-19 Resources for Artists & Arts Organizations
- COVID-19 Self-Quarantine Guide
- Important news about NJ hunger relief during coronavirus crisis
- Office of the Governor > Brief but important COVID19 updates
- Public School Administered Afterschool Programs: Call-in > April 2, 2020 > 10am
- Urge Congress to prioritize youth in COVID-19 response
Dear Afterschool Friends,
During these uncertain times, we want you to know that the staff at NJSACC are here for you. The safety of you, your family and the families and children you serve, is our highest priority.
We will be communicating regularly via the NJSACC flash, the website and via email communication, providing information, resources, technical assistance, professional development opportunities, and help however we are able. While NJSACC staff are all working from home, we are also available for phone consultation to help program directors and staff develop plans to keep staff and youth engaged. All of these services will be provided for free until further notice.
As we continue to advocate and support school-age and out-of-school time programs, we would like to know how the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is impacting you and your program. Please take our quick survey here:
If you are not working right now or have questions about unemployment eligibility, please refer to the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development here:
If you are working from home, we are able to assist you and your staff in using this time productively through online professional development and training and virtual technical assistance with NJSACC staff. Similar to our Voices of the Field Talking Series, we are starting new virtual discussions “Afterschool Conversations with NJSACC” to share current program practices, resources and questions. We have two meetings scheduled for next week. Please see the meeting information below:
Public School Administered Afterschool Programs: Call-in > April 2, 2020 > 10am: https://www.njsacc.org/2020/03/afterschool-conversations-with-njsacc-take-a-break-with-us-thu-apr-2-10am/
Public School Programs–Monday, March 23rd, 10am-12pm: https://www.njsacc.org/2020/
Licensed, Subsidized & Center-Based School-Age Programs–Thursday, March 26th, 12pm-2pm: https://www.njsacc.org/2020/
We also encourage afterschool and out-of-school time providers and professionals to share with the larger field by contributing ideas and questions on our Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages @NJSACC.
Our central information hub will be the NJSACC Flash and our website where we will be continuously posting new resources and information: njsacc.org . If your program is currently operating and looking for qualified staff, please send NJSACC job postings for the FLASH here.
Let’s stay connected and continue to support one another through this pandemic. We care about the welfare and development of the youth we serve and will continue to give them the best we can.
Diane Genco, Executive Director
NJSACC: Statewide Network for New Jersey’s Afterschool Communities