COVID-19 Resources

Welcome! Here you can find resources that Network has been curating regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to work hard to provide you with the most recent postings from OCFS and other state agencies, as well as resources such as: at home activities, virtual platform resources, virtual learning, and more. This page will be updated frequently, so please check back often. You can also find helpful resources sent out in our weekly e-Newsletter and daily posts on our Facebook page. Click here to sign up for our weekly eNewsletters or to view past eNewsletters, and here to view our Facebook page.

The Network is thinking forward to the needs of the afterschool providers, children, families, and communities once programs resume. We are planning support and vision for the field to continue the Network’s mission driven work towards increasing access to high-quality programs and services beyond the traditional classroom.

For those interested in at-no-cost professional development opportunities, click here to view the Network’s available virtual trainings in your area. 

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines, click here.

Recently uploaded resources

CARES 3 Application Now Available

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CARES 2 Application Now Available in Multiple Languages

Click here.

Interim Guidance for In-Person Instruction at Pre-K to Grade 12 Schools During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Click here.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Log

Click here.

Child Care Attendance Sheet

Click here.


Your afterschool, summer, and expanded learning programs are an essential part of recovery and will be more important than ever during the unpredictable school year ahead. New York’s reopening guidance for schools provided a necessary roadmap to help schools adapt in response to the grave impact of COVID-19 on New York’s students and families. As schools go hybrid or to completely online learning, parents and guardians will need to know that they have options to adapt – they will need safe, supervised care for their school-age children. School-age child care (SACC) must be supported to adapt and coordinate with the school system so that they can provide continued support for children, youth, and families.

Collaboration between out-of-school time and in-school time is more important than ever.

CLICK HERE to see resources on afterschool and school reopening.

COVID-19 Resources


STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)



Physical Activities

Meditation and mental health


Remote Learning

  • Khan academy – Resources on a wide variety of academic topics available in 21 different languages


Connecting Virtually

Forms and Guidance

Visit here to see updates on regulations affecting school-age child care providers.

Resource Lists (Multiple Topics)

  • COVID-19 Resources (PEAR Institute: Partnership in Education and Resilience) Topics include Academic Motivation, Socio-Emotional Needs, Crisis to Opportunity, Stay-at-home Science, Finding Balance Guide, Teen Tips (English, Spanish and Chinese), Flexibility in Crisis, Youth Strategies, Resources for Balance, Webinars
  • Kenosha Public Library Resources for families at home
  • COVID-19 Resources (Aspire Alliance) Topics include Health and Well-Being During COVID-19, Teaching Inclusively During COVID-19, Transitioning to Online Teaching During COVID-19 and Supporting Educators During COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Resources for Camps (ACA) Topics include Camp Operations Guide Summer 2020, Health and Wellness, Camp Business Resources, Online Learning and Events, Virtual Program Resources, Staffing and Human Resources, and Marketing and Communications.
  • Center for Youth Development Newsletters Topics include COVID-19 resources for youth and families, COVID-19 resources for youth workers, Youth development brown bag webinars, Self-guided online courses, Youth Development Insight blog and a podcast series features Center for Youth Development staff discussing research and best practices in youth development.
  • Education Resource Lists from ASTC Partners Includes resources from NASA, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

  • Free online activities and events for kids (Common Sense Media)

Supporting Families

PBS Stations Updated Educational Broadcasting

This is great information to share with families who have no access or limited access to the internet or internet-connected devices.

Did you miss the DOH Guidelines for Camps: How to Be Successful During your 2020 Camp Season training?

To view the edited recording and learn more about the new guidance, CLICK HERE.

Special Thanks to Workforce Development Institute (WDI) for sponsoring this event.

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Information for State-Funded Grantees

  • 21st Century Community Learning CentersAs of August 25, 2020. 21st CCLC is fully funded and is accepting Fall 2020 Program Modification Requests. Flexibility regarding when out of school time can occur are being approved on a case by case basis as long as the programming supplements and does not supplant day school programming. Visit here to see recent updates on 21st CCLC programs in New York.
  • Extended School Day/School Violence Prevention –  As of September 22, 2020. ESD/SVP grantees that need to make program modifications  due to school districts virtual and hybrid schooling responses to COVID 19 should have received a temporary modification form for the 2020-2021 program year similar to the one released last spring for use during the 2019-20 program year. SED has not received guidance from DOB regarding what the FY 20-21 funding levels will be by program, and therefore, SED has not been able to release initial payments. The Division of Budget (DOB) has also stated that certain state programs, including ESD/SVP grants, have been approved for the release of 80% of claims that have been submitted for fiscal year (FY) 2019-20. Also, most ESD/SVP grantees have received notification from the program office that submitted budgets for FY 2020-21 have been programmatically approved by  ESD/SVP staff. Please note that although these budgets have been given approval by the program office, the release of funds is a process external to the office and they are unable to forecast when that process will take place.
  • Empire State After-School Program – As of November 19, 2020, grantees should have received information about new contract flexibilities and requirements from OCFS. A webinar was held for grantees on November 19th, and the slides from that can be viewed here
  • Advantage After School ProgramAs of November 19, 2020, grantees should have received information about new contract flexibilities and requirements from OCFS. A webinar was held for grantees on November 19th, and the slides from that can be viewed here

*The Network for Youth Success is in frequent contact with the Office of Children and Family Services and the State Education Department to continue advocacy and will provide updates as they become available.