Covid-19 Resources

Due to the rising concern of the impact of the COVID-19 virus, Governor Baker ordered child care programs to be closed until June 29, 2020. Although our offices are currently closed, our staff is working remotely to provide support to our Educators and families. If we can assist you during this challenging time, please do not hesitate to contact your regional office.

 

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For Parents

All of us at Clarendon know that it is a challenge to keep our children safe, healthy and happy when we have to stay at home. We are here to support you. Please consider the following tips:

  • Have a routine. Children are comforted by knowing what to expect.
  • Stay informed about the Coronavirus, but please don’t watch the news all day!
  • Use social media to stay in touch with loved ones.
  • Give yourself a break and manage your own stress. Your anxiety can have a big impact on your child.
  • Please be sure you and your child get some exercise every day.
  • Be reassuring when your child has questions about Coronavirus. Give them clear, simple information without too many details (see resources below).
  • If you are having unmanageable anxiety, get help. Massachusetts has a mental health and emotional support hotline: Call2Talk 508-532-2255.
  • Please keep in mind that a child may act out when feeling anxious. To help, offer reassurance and PLAY! Find some great ideas for things to do at home in the resources below. Even during this state of emergency, we hope you enjoy some special time with your child.

 

COVID-19 Resources for Families

https://www.sesamestreet.org/caring -Caring for Each Other from Sesame Street includes games, videos, activities and information for families/ Cuidando el uno al otro de Sesame Street incluye juegos, videos, actividades e información para las familias.

https://www.pbs.org/parents/pbskidsdaily –Daily activities to do at home from PBS, and a variety of resources to support families

https://www.jstart.org/learnathome/ -Storybook read-aloud videos and storybook activities/ Videos de libros de cuentos en voz alta y actividades de cuentos

https://www.ucreadysetstem.com/stem_fun_at_home.html –Fun science, technology, engineering and math activities for preschoolers and school age children/ Actividades divertidas de ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas para preescolares y niños en edad escolar

https://talkingisteaching.org/assets/illustrations/indoor-toolkit-v6.pdf -10 ways to talk, read, sing and play indoors

https://www.amazon.com/b?node=21158610011 –Free Sesame St. e-books on Amazon

https://www.headspace.com/mi –Free guided meditation for children and adults

https://youtu.be/KNrnZag17Ek -A video about helping your child learn and grow at home by practicing “Serve and Return”

https://youtu.be/NggUbMZWnIc – Un video sobre cómo ayudar a su hijo a aprender y crecer en casa practicando “Servir y Devolver”

https://eeclead.force.com/apex/EEC_ChildcareEmergencyTipsActivities -Tips for helping your child during the COVID-19 emergency/ Consejos para ayudar a su hijo durante el emergencia de COVID-19

https://cdnapisec.kaltura.com/p/1786071/sp/178607100/playManifest/entryId/1_ohrcriqf/format/url/protocol/https/flavorParamId/487071-A video for parents-A Moment for Yourself  -“Brain Fog,” Self-Care, and Remote IEP Meetings: Coronavirus News and Tools

https://www.autismspeaks.org/covid-19-information-and-resources –COVID-19 resources from Autism Speaks

https://childmind.org/autism-coronavirus-resources-for-parents/  –Autism and Coronavirus: Resources for Families/ El Autismo y el Coronavirus: Recursos para Familias

https://www.mass.gov/doc/signs-your-young-child-0-5-may-need-help-social-media-graphic/download –An infographic with signs that a young child may need help/-–Una infografía con signos de que un niño pequeño puede necesitar ayuda

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/family-dynamics/communication-discipline/Pages/Positive-Parenting-and-COVID-19_10-Tips.aspx –Tips for keeping the calm at home

https://www.healthychildren.org/spanish/family-life/family-dynamics/communication-discipline/paginas/positive-parenting-and-covid-19_10-tips.aspx – Consejos para mantener la calma en casa

https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3210-tips-for-families-coronavirus –COVID-19 resource for parents and caregivers of children from birth to age three

https://fast.wistia.net/embed/channel/0qciv1wvw2 -Something Good For Kids: Activities to Support Children’s Physical, Social and Emotional Development from the Life Is Good Kids Foundation

https://eeclead.force.com/apex/EEC_ChildCareEmergencyParents -Information for parents about child care program closures and emergency child care from the Department of Early Education and Care

https://www.mass.gov/lists/early-childhood-education-resources-for-families –Learning activities and resources for families who are at home with children from the Department of Early Education and Care/ Actividades de aprendizaje y recursos para familias que están en casa con niños del Departamento de Educación y Cuidado Temprano

https://childmind.org/autism-coronavirus-resources-for-parents/ –Autism and Coronavirus: Resources for Families/ El Autismo y el Coronavirus: Recursos para Familias https://www.mass.gov/news/ags-office-expands-efforts-to-support-immigrants-and-communities-of-color-during-covid-19 –Attorney General’s Office expands support to immigrants and communities of color/ La Oficina del Fiscal General amplía el apoyo a inmigrantes y comunidades de color

 

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to children and families. Even during this challenging time, we know that you are reaching out to support families.
Clarendon is committed to staying connected with our educators during the COVID-19 crisis. We are on this journey together. Please join us in Zoom meetings, call or email us and follow us on Facebook! We are here to support you during these uncertain times, and we continue to advocate for you and the families you serve. In the resources below, you will find valuable information about how you can support children and families, activities for children and suggestions for self-care. Remember, we have to take care of ourselves before we can take care of others!

Coronavirus Resources for Educators

https://medium.com/sesame-street-caring-for-each-other/sesame-time-for-teachers-its-ok-not-to-be-ok-dc58ac6c990 -Helpful resources for early educators, including self-care

https://eeclead.force.com/apex/EEC_ChildCareEmergencyFinancialSupport –Information about financial support including Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and the Paycheck Protection Program/ Información sobre el apoyo financiero, incluida la Asistencia de Desempleo Pandémico y el Programa de Protección de Cheques de Pago

https://eeclead.force.com/apex/EEC_ChildcareEmergencyTipsActivities -Tips and activities for children related to COVID-19/Consejos para ayudar a su hijo durante el emergencia de COVID-19  –EEC Emergency Child Care Policies/Políticas de Cuidado Infantil de Emergencia

https://www.autismspeaks.org/covid-19-information-and-resources –COVID-19 resources from Autism Speaks

https://childmind.org/autism-coronavirus-resources-for-parents/ –Autism and Coronavirus: Resources for Families  -A wealth of information for educators and families about supporting children (and ourselves) during the pandemic, including a comprehensive resource list

https://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/what-is-covid-19-and-how-does-it-relate-to-child-development/ -An infographic that shows how COVID-19 relates to child development

https://46y5eh11fhgw3ve3ytpwxt9r-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/COVID19Infographic_Espanol_FINAL.pdf – Un infografía que muestra cómo COVID-19 se relaciona con el desarrollo infantil (en español)

https://www.jstart.org/learnathome/ -Storybook read-aloud videos and storybook activities/ Videos de libros de cuentos en voz alta y actividades de cuentos

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/2019-Novel-Coronavirus.aspx -Find a wealth of information about COVID-19, helping children and keeping the calm at home.

https://www.healthychildren.org/spanish/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/paginas/2019-novel-coronavirus.aspx– Encuentre una gran cantidad de información sobre COVID-19, ayudando a los niños y manteniendo la calma en casa.

https://eeclead.force.com/apex/EEC_ChildCareEmergencyEducators#ProfessionalDevelopment –Information from the Department of Early Education and Care for early educators/ Información del Departamento de Educación y Cuidado Temprano para educadores

https://info.childcareaware.org/blog/coronavirus-updates-and-resources-for-child-care-providers-and-ccrrs –Resources for child care providers from Child Care Aware

https://www.childcareaware.org/?lang=es – Recursos para proveedores de cuidado infantil de Child Care Aware

https://eecstrongstart.org/self-study-training-page -Two self-paced training modules on the MA Strongstart page: Wellness: Taking Care of Yourself and Trauma-Informed Care and the Pyramid Model.

https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/helping_children_with_traumatic_separation_or_traumatic_grief_related_to_covid19.pdf –Information about helping children with traumatic separation or grief related to COVID-19

https://www.mass.gov/news/ags-office-expands-efforts-to-support-immigrants-and-communities-of-color-during-covid-19 –Attorney General’s Office expands support to immigrants and communities of color/ La Oficina del Fiscal General amplía el apoyo a inmigrantes y comunidades de color

https://www.understood.org/en/friends-feelings/coronavirus-self-care-tools -“Brain Fog,” Self-Care, and Remote IEP Meetings: Coronavirus News and Tools

https://www.headspace.com/mi –Free guided meditation for children and adults