August 2020

  • Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) is a condition that causes inflammation in the body. It is currently being seen in children who have either had, or have been exposed to, the virus that causes COVID-19. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to learn more.
  • The California Department of Public Health has released guidelines that explain what is needed in order for schools to open safely. Learn more on their website.
  • The Harvard Graduate School of Education Usable Knowledge website offers advice for how parents can talk with children about the upcoming school year.
  • PBS Parents has created a webpage with resources and tips to assist parents in preparing children for the start of the school year, including information on creating routines, distance learning, in-person learning, and homeschooling.
  • Read the updated EdSource Quick Guide to learn what parents and students should know about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Machele Kilgore from the Orange County Department of Education shares five tips that can help students successfully navigate the transition to distance learning. Click here to read more.
  • Amanda Krupa offers insight on how parents can help children cope with back-to-school anxiety in her article for PBS Parents.
  • Common questions regarding protective face coverings are addressed in this podcast by NPR Life Kit. Listen to the podcast or read the transcript here.
  • Educators can help support children during distance learning by developing relationships that meet their students’ social and emotional needs. Read more on the EdSource website.
  • Zero to Three provides an easy exercise for practicing mindfulness with your baby. Visit their website to learn more.
  • Anya Kamenetz discusses how to guide children in using screen time appropriately in the NPR Life Kit podcast.
  • The Wayne State University School of Social Work has published tips for fathers on parenting during COVID-19.
  • The Head Start Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center offers helpful resources on their website for parents and providers that would like to learn more about how to reduce stress and participate in self-care.
  • Kaiser Permanente has created the FindYourWords website to help parents support the mental health and resilience of children.

July 2020

  • The legislature has approved the state budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. Learn about how education will be impacted by the budget in this article from EdSource.
  • Kaiser Permanente shares a video about the correct way to wear a face mask and guidance on how to care for yourself and others during the pandemic on their website.
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics examines how children can return to school safely in this article available in English or Spanish.
  • Zaidee Stavely discusses what child care looks like during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in her article for EdSource.
  • Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors has created a video series and resource list to support parents during the COVID-19) on their website.
  • Discover resources for talking with children about their fears and feelings on the Center for Parent Information and Resources website.
  • Find ways to practice self-care for mental wellbeing on the Kaiser Permanente website.
  • The All about Young Children website offers research-based information and videos about how children ages newborn to five grow, develop, and learn. The information is available in eight languages.
  • Diana Lambert reports on the different options schools are considering for teaching children this school year on the EdSource website.
  • Child care providers planning to reopen their programs can find guidance and resources in the Early Learning and Care Playbook and on the EveryChild California website.
  • Alicia Noddings shares information and activities for supporting the sensory learning of young children at home in her article for Community Playthings
  • Read or print a cookbook in English or Spanish for preparing healthy snacks with children.
  • Build your child’s resourcefulness and creativity with these art projects that can be done with recycled materials around your home. 
  • Visit the Camp PBS Kids website for tips and activities that will support your child’s learning this summer.

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