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Resources for Parents/Families

National Education Association

A variety of articles and resources to support interest-based learning opportunities to engage children while providing lessons. Topics range from those that support STEM in the kitchen, the benefits of learning another language, applying lessons to sports, and more.

U.S. Department of Education

"Early Learning Resources"

This site contains publications and links to websites that support early learning.


This site contains free, downloadable resources and activities for teachers, students and parents.


"Helping Students Login to Clever at Home"

Clever is an easy way for your student to access all of the learning applications they use at school. It allows them to access all of their learning applications with a single username and password, or by using a Clever Badge.

"Creating a Good Study Environment at Home" from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Four steps are provided to parents for creating the ideal study environment.


"Scholastic Learn at Home"

This free resource provides your children with 20* days of exciting articles and stories, videos, and fun learning challenges. Children can complete them anytime, in any order. They can work on their own or together with you and your family.


A cloud platform of apps for blind, low vision, deaf and reading impaired students. Highly visual and fully audible typing tutor, games, flash cards and study apps.


Microsoft's "Family Learning Center" provides guidance for engaging in family-led experiences for ages 3-12. The free activities encourage families to Learn, Do, and Share.

Distance learning with Office 365: Guidance for parents and guardians

This guide helps ensure students learn remotely with Office 365—safely and effectively.


Talking to Your Child About COVID-19

Talking to Kids About COVID-19

Provides strategies and ideas to caregivers and parents on how to support children and their reactions to the pandemic.
This resource from the National Association of School Psychologists provides specific guidelines on how to talk to and listen to children when tensions are high. This resource may be downloaded in English, Spanish, Amharic, Chinese, Korean (Texas Education Agency 3.13.2020).

Resource from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)- Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers, Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

This fact sheet provides parents, caregivers, and teachers several strategies for helping children manage their stress during an infectious disease outbreak. It describes potential reactions among children and youth and offers tips and supports adults can provide them.


Educators, parents and families are encouraged to stay up to date on the latest information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). These links provide an index to timely national information and prevention information for specific groups. A link to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and children is provided. The CDC also provides information on coping and managing mental health.
General Resources for Families

Resource from the American Academy of Pediatrics-2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This is an online resource from pediatricians that explains the virus, symptoms, risk and how to protect your family. It offers tips and supports on how to prepare for the possibility of school or childcare closings as well as best practices on how to talk to children about COVID-19. This document encourages families to stay informed, show empathy for others and remain a good role model for children. Additional support can also be found at-

COVIBook by Mindheart

Manuela Molina's short book to provide support to children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Available in over 20 languages.

Classroom Connect: A Toolkit for Educators Impacted by COVID-19

Content for children birth to 5 years old, encouragement, information and tips that teachers/parents can use to customize and support and extend learning at home (i.e. sample schedules, guided daily learning plans, and curated activities that support learning at home).
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