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Learn at Home Resources

Talking to Kids about the Pandemic

UNICEF: 5 ways to help keep your child’s online experiences positive and safe during COVID-19

Sesame Street in Communities

Talking to Children about COVID-19

Hable con sus hijos sobre el COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

CDC - Talking with Children about Coronavirus Disease 2019

Ready.gov - Department of Homeland Security

Common Sense Media - Resources for families during the coronavirus pandemic

PBS - How you and your kids can de-stress during coronavirus

Local Resources

Childcare Resources - Here you can find information on licensed childcare providers that are currently open including location, health and safety details, ages of children served, capacity, and hours of care.

Positive Parenting Program -  provides tips and tools to raise happy, healthy, capable children. Triple P is available to families in Santa Cruz County with children from birth - 16 years old, including children with special needs. Small changes can make a big difference!

Wide Open School Get access to tools needed for distance learning, such as free and low-cost internet and devices. Learn how to qualify, what kinds of discounts are available, and which providers offer the right service for you. Also learn the latest research and efforts to close the digital divide for all students.

Temporary Free Internet Service Programs  Information from the County Office of Education

Updates from the County Office of Education

Distance Learning Resources from the County Office of Education

Books

Coronavirus: A Book for Children 

Free Downloadable Books (multiple languages)

TumbleBooks Felicity Floo Visits The Zoo

The following resources are free or temporarily free during the COVID-19 school closures.

For Parents

Ready Rosie - Healthy at Home  ReadyRosie is developing this free toolkit as a resource to support families with information and resources for supporting children birth to Kindergarten in their care.

The ultimate parents’ guide to education and activity resources  A long list of resources on education, reading, wellness and much more from the Washington Post.

KQED At Home Learning  This response includes a new educational schedule for broadcast on KQED Plus in the Bay Area as well as free corresponding digital learning media and activities for at-home learning

Encantos  Bilingual at home learning resources to enrich your child’s home instruction

Duolingo Learn a language for free

Sesame Street Here you’ll find tons of multi-media tools and printables in both English and Spanish designed for children from birth to six

Common Sense Media Resources for families during the coronavirus pandemic

Stay at Home with Candlewick Press Activities, discussion guides, educational materials, videos, and more!

At-Home Early Math Learning Kit for Families: Ideas for Supporting Young Children’s Math Skills During Coronavirus and Beyond from D.R.E.A.M (Development and Research in Early Math Education)

 


For Teachers

PBS Classroom

Scholastic for Teachers Teaching remotely for grades K-12: Free resources and strategies

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Free resources to support continue learning during school closures

Khan Academy offers free lessons in math, science and humanities from kindergarten through the early years of college. 

Smithsonian Learning Lab gives teachers have access to millions of digital resources from across the Smithsonian's museums, research centers, libraries, archives, and more. You will also find pre-packaged collections that contain lessons, activities, and recommended resources made by Smithsonian museum educators as well as thousands of classroom teachers like you.

Colorin Colorado A bilingual site for ELL students and parents. 

 

Talking to Kids about the Pandemic

UNICEF: 5 ways to help keep your child’s online experiences positive and safe during COVID-19

Sesame Street in Communities

Talking to Children about COVID-19

Hable con sus hijos sobre el COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

CDC - Talking with Children about Coronavirus Disease 2019

Ready.gov - Department of Homeland Security

Common Sense Media - Resources for families during the coronavirus pandemic

PBS - How you and your kids can de-stress during coronavirus

Local Resources

Childcare Resources - Here you can find information on licensed childcare providers that are currently open including location, health and safety details, ages of children served, capacity, and hours of care.

Positive Parenting Program -  provides tips and tools to raise happy, healthy, capable children. Triple P is available to families in Santa Cruz County with children from birth - 16 years old, including children with special needs. Small changes can make a big difference!

Wide Open School Get access to tools needed for distance learning, such as free and low-cost internet and devices. Learn how to qualify, what kinds of discounts are available, and which providers offer the right service for you. Also learn the latest research and efforts to close the digital divide for all students.

Temporary Free Internet Service Programs  Information from the County Office of Education

Updates from the County Office of Education

Distance Learning Resources from the County Office of Education

Books

Coronavirus: A Book for Children 

Free Downloadable Books (multiple languages)

TumbleBooks Felicity Floo Visits The Zoo

The following resources are free or temporarily free during the COVID-19 school closures.

For Parents

Ready Rosie - Healthy at Home  ReadyRosie is developing this free toolkit as a resource to support families with information and resources for supporting children birth to Kindergarten in their care.

The ultimate parents’ guide to education and activity resources  A long list of resources on education, reading, wellness and much more from the Washington Post.

KQED At Home Learning  This response includes a new educational schedule for broadcast on KQED Plus in the Bay Area as well as free corresponding digital learning media and activities for at-home learning

Encantos  Bilingual at home learning resources to enrich your child’s home instruction

Duolingo Learn a language for free

Sesame Street Here you’ll find tons of multi-media tools and printables in both English and Spanish designed for children from birth to six

Common Sense Media Resources for families during the coronavirus pandemic

Stay at Home with Candlewick Press Activities, discussion guides, educational materials, videos, and more!

At-Home Early Math Learning Kit for Families: Ideas for Supporting Young Children’s Math Skills During Coronavirus and Beyond from D.R.E.A.M (Development and Research in Early Math Education)

 


For Teachers

PBS Classroom

Scholastic for Teachers Teaching remotely for grades K-12: Free resources and strategies

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Free resources to support continue learning during school closures

Khan Academy offers free lessons in math, science and humanities from kindergarten through the early years of college. 

Smithsonian Learning Lab gives teachers have access to millions of digital resources from across the Smithsonian's museums, research centers, libraries, archives, and more. You will also find pre-packaged collections that contain lessons, activities, and recommended resources made by Smithsonian museum educators as well as thousands of classroom teachers like you.

Colorin Colorado A bilingual site for ELL students and parents.