COVID-19 Resources for Parents

Resources for Parents:

  1. AL Parent Handbook -To find and download it, search “AL Parent Manual” in your app store directly from your phone.
  2. Born Ready
  3. Feed Me Words
  4. 13 Alabama Attractions to See without Leaving the Car
  5. United Way COVID-19 Community Relief Fund
  6. We Connect Recovery Online Support Meetings
  7. Parent Assistance Line
  8. Natural Resources
  9. Carryout AL
  10. For Childcare Programs that Remain Open
  11. How to Find a Bank that is Processing Payroll Protection Funding
  12. National Head Start Association COVID-19 Policy Resources
  13. AU to Offer Free Reading Help for Grade Schoolers
  14. Building Resilience in Troubled Times: A Guide for Parents (print)
  15. Talk, Read, and Play en espanol!
  16. Free Leadership Class Offered by Troy University
  17. Free Virtual Summer Camps
  18. Understanding Medicaid and Eligibility: A State-by-State Guide
  19. Comcast Offering Free Pubic WiFi through End of 2020
  20. Child Vaccination Rate Drop during Pandemic, Health Officials Worried
  21. Parent’s Guide to Alabama’s Roadmap to Reopening Schools
  22. Public Health Guidance for Reopening
  23. Alabama’s COVID-19 Risk Indicator Dashboard
  24. Back to School Sales Tax Holiday – July 17 -19, 2020
  25. DHR & VOICES Webinar on How to Navigate the Temporary Assistance for Stabilizing Child Care Grant Application
  26. Find Child Care Facilities Open in Alabama
  27. End Child Hunger Ambassador (ECHA) County Food Guide Project
  28. Schools Reopening: Overcoming the Equity Challenges of COVID-19
  29. FDA Warns Consumers of Risk of Methanol Contamination in Certain Hand Sanitizers
  30. ADPH Back to School COVID-19 Training
  31. ADPH Back to School Toolkit
  32. Health Officials Issue Best Practices and Alabama Schools
  33. Who Will Watch the Children?
  34. Safe-T-Opolis GoesVirtual to Reach Alabama Elementary Students
  35. CDC COVID-19 Parental Resources Kit
  36. Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center COVID-19 Resources
  37. VROOM Brain Building Moments

Activities and Education:

  1. Ways to Continue Educating Children while School Districts are Closed
  2. Activities and Crafts for Kids
  3. Fun in First
  4. Swing Education
  5. Free Scholastic Lessons and Activities for Preschoolers
  6. Vroom
  7. National Wildlife Federation Free Access to Ranger Rick
  8. The New York Public Library | E-Book Central
  9. Alabama History@Home
  10. Free Online Preschool | Cox Campus
  11. NASA at Home
  12. COVID-19 Book for Children: English Version and Spanish Version
  13. PNC Grow up Great
  14. Coloring Book: Helping Young Kids through the Coronavirus Crisis
  15. Alabama Public Television
  16. Becker’s Early Childhood Free Webinar
  17. Alabama Summer Learning Challenge
  18. Alabama Power Learn with Louie Free Materials

Nutrition and Physical Activity:

  1. Get Moving Today Activity Calendar
  2. CDC’s Milestone Tracker App
  3. GoNoodle®
  4. ChooseMyPlate
  5. CATCH Health at Home
  6. Physical Education Vocabulary for Kids

Virtual Field Trips:

  1. Discovery Education
  2. Live Views from the Georgia Aquarium
  3. The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks
  4. 20 Virtual Field Trips to take with your Kids
  5. Alabama Farms
  6. Google Arts & Culture
  7. 101+ Virtual Tours of Popular Tourist Attractions

YouTube Channels:

  1. Laurie Berkner
  2. Cosmic Kids Yoga
  3. Koo Koo Kangaroo
  4. The Learning Station
  5. Jack Hartmann
  6. Bari Koral: Kids Yoga, Music, and Mindfulness
  7. The Kiboomers

Resources about COVID-19:

  1. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – COVID-19
  2. Alabama Department of Public Health
  3. CDC Manage Anxiety & Stress
  4. Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (NCTSN) Also available in Spanish
  5. How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus
  6. Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus
  7. Coronavirus: Myth Busters
  8. Resources for Assistance during the Coronavirus Pandemic
  9. Child Care Aware of America COVID-19 Updates
  10. CDC says Children should Wear Face Coverings
  11. Alabama’s New Safer At Home Order
  12. Children’s of Alabama Doctor Offers Tips for Keeping Kids Safe during Pandemic