COVID-19 Resources for Families and Early Ed Professionals

Our Healthy Kids Bright Futures team has put together this list of resources to help families with young children during the COVID-19 crisis.

Updated April 2, 2020

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Early Care and Education Center Closures

  • Kiddie Kollege, 2400 Maxine Williams Drive, Kansas City Kansas (March 23-unknown)
  • Learning and Fun Preschool, 6007 Swope Pkwy, Kansas City, MO (March 24-unknown)
  • St. Luke’s Early Education Center, 9420 James A Reed Road, Kansas City, MO (March 27th-April 26th)

Local, State, and National Agencies

Financial Assistance

Child Care

COVID-19 CCAMO Child Care Status Map

Child Care Aware of Kansas 

Child Care Aware of Missouri

YMCA Care for Essential Employees and First Responders

Kansas Department of Health and Senior Services: Guidance for Supporting Families in Accessing Healthy and Safe Child Care

Meal Distribution

Children’s Mercy Hospital-Grab-n-Go-Sack Lunches

Ages 1-18-year-old. Monday – Friday

11:30a.m.-1:00p.m. Children’s Mercy Broadway Clinics (3101 Broadway)

11:30a.m.-1:00p.m. Children’s Mercy Don Chisholm Building (610 E. 22nd Street)

Sack lunches include: turkey sandwich, carrots, apple, and milk

*allergen-free option available with gluten-free bread and soy milk

Access to Food


Kansas WIC Program Now Available Without Physical Presence

Food Pantry Recipes


Internet Service

Spectrum has announced that it will provide free internet for 2 months for K-12 and college students affected. Call 1-844-579-3743 to enroll.

Employment Information

Kansas FAQ

Missouri FAQ


Parent Support

Are you feeling frustrated, upset, confused?


Helpful Articles & Websites

For Children

Imagination Library: Dolly Parton reads every Thursday on Facebook-April 2-June 4 at 6 pm

Conscious Discipline  

Why Can’t I Go to School Today?   


Staying Active

Favorite Characters

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

Sesame Street

Curious George

Super Why!


Early Care and Education Center Staff Resources


Funding Opportunities


The CARES Act: Small Business Relief

For Kansas Programs Only. Available April 2, 2020, $500/per program- Kansas Children’s Cabinet & Trust Fund


Professional Development

Professional Resources


Opportunities to Advocate


Babies Need an Accurate Census! You Can Help- April 9, 2020. 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT


Parent Self Care- Coming Soon