Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping the world, our country and our communities affecting every aspect of our daily lives. Kids and families in the U.S. and around the world are struggling with this new reality.
In the U.S., many child care centers face a real fear that they may not be able to open again when the virus subsides. Without child care, parents won’t be able to go back to work.
Throughout the world, millions of kids in refugee camps are vulnerable to COVID-19. Social distancing is literally impossible in these crowded areas and health care resources are stretched very thin. Closer to home, many children seeking asylum in the United States are being held in overcrowded detention centers where coronavirus is already spreading and infecting children.
We must be a voice for children at home and around the world during this difficult time. Learn how you can make a difference for kids today.
All across the country, SCAN is working to ensure that children, families and caregivers are a priority.
SCAN spoke with more than 20 volunteers about their experiences with COVID-19. Here are some of their stories.
Distance learning is hard. But it shouldn’t mean that children are left behind in their education.
Child care providers and teachers have been stretched thin over the last few months. Before many more child care centers are forced to close, we must continue to advocate for increased investments toward the child care industry.
Advocates across the U.S. spoke up in support of child care during the 2020 Republican National Convention. Here are a few highlights from the week.
Voters across the political spectrum support financial relief for the child care industry during the pandemic. Now it’s up to lawmakers to act. Send the petition to Congress and the president today – we must save child care!
View SCAN’s Press Releases
Save the Children Action Network Press Release on Covid-19 Pandemic
(March 27, 2020)
SCAN and its coalition partners have been writing letters to Congress, urging them to include the needs of children, families and child care teachers and workers in their stimulus bills. Read the letters below.
Strengthen SNAP in the Next Federal
COVID-19 Relief Package (April 9, 2020)
Recommendations for the CARES Act (April 9, 2020)
Child Care Community Statement (March 27, 2020)
COVID has been devastating for children around the world. But we can help protect those children and their families by urging Congress to act.
Today, one of the toughest place in the world to be a girl is in West and Central Africa. We must advocate with them for change.
While immigration is an intensely complex topic, our lawmakers need to remember that children are at the heart of the debate. And no matter what side of the aisle you’re on, children deserve care and respect.
Send a message to your members of Congress today to provide robust international assistance as part of our coronavirus response!
Immigration officials are forcing parents to make an impossible choice: stay together in detention or send their children away. Tell Congress and the president that this illegal practice must end!
Below is a sample letter. Feel free to adapt and use.
SCAN and its coalition partners have been writing letters, advocating for the needs of vulnerable children. Read the letters below.
Expulsions of Unaccompanied Children (April 9, 2020)
Family Unity Sign on Letter (July 17, 2020)
Raise Your Voice
The 2020 Election is still in full swing!
We need to make sure that the candidates are putting kids first.
Presidential candidates should be talking about how they will rebuild the child care industry so parents have safe places for their children when it’s time to go back to work. Urge President Trump and former Vice President Biden to prioritize this issue!