Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

This page is a resource for teachers, leaders, and staff employed at early education centers owned and operated by Little Sprouts. On this page, you can access the links to apply for unemployment in the state in which you work, reserve space in group video calls with our Human Resources team, review the most recent communications from our leaders, email our leadership team directly, and review and download additional tools and resources now available to those who work in the field of early education.

Updated Policies

Click on the link to download.

All States: Sick Policy (updated 9/10/21)
All States: Exposure to a Positive Case of COVID-19 Policy (updated 9/10/21)
All States: COVID Precaution Policy (updated 8/20/21) + Letter from CEO
All States: Staff Travel & Masking Policy (updated 8/4/21)
All States: Masks & Face Coverings Policy (updated 7/30/21)

How to Book a Vaccine Appointment

Please follow the link for the state in which you live to book your vaccine appointment.

Free COVID Testing Sites

In all states in which we operate, many national pharmacy chains continue to offer free COVID testing. In addition, in Massachusetts, EEC continues to provide free COVID testing for those who are employed and enrolled in child care:

COVID Vaccination Education Series

Resources to better understand the development and upcoming availability of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Joseph Fauver, PhD
Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health

Webinar with Dr. Joseph Fauver
Recorded on February 11, 2021

COVID Vaccine Webinar One-Sheet

Alain A. Chaoui, M.D.
Primary Care Physician and President with Congenial Healthcare, LLC

Webinar with Dr. Chaoui
Recorded on February 18, 2021

Experts and Educators at Boston Children's Hospital discussion panel on Healthy and Safe Child Care during COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar
Recorded on January 28, 2021

Letter Templates for Directors

Letter templates for COVID-related closure notifications to families. Download and customize for your school as needed.

Responsible Transition Back to School

Return to Work FAQs

Unemployment (Furlough) information in your state

Applying for unemployment at this time has been streamlined. While the process is relatively quick and easy, please note that you will need your social security number and employment start date readily available to complete the process. Below, please select the state in which you work.

Need help or have questions on how to apply?

Click on the corresponding buttons for the Important Unemployment Claim Information presented by our Human Resources team during the group Zoom video chats.

Frequently Asked Questions During Furlough

Do you have more questions?

You can touch base with your Director or reach us at If you do send an email, we kindly ask for your patience as we try to give everyone individualized attention. You deserve it.

For the lastest information from the CDC, please visit:

CDC Fact Sheets:

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