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COVID-19 information and resources for children, parents, teachers and advocates including Shelter-In-Place amusements and learning tools.

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CHILDREN - 4C's Emergency Childcare Assistance for Essential Workers
COVID-19 Update: Due to COVID-19, the CA Dept of Education has created an emergency childcare assistance program through June 30, 2020. Families of essential workers that need childcare assistance and are not already enrolled in a State Funded Child Development Program can apply. Once your application is completed, a 4Cs enrollment staff will contact you with available openings for its subsidy programs.
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4C's is the Child Care R&R agency mandated by the California Department of Education to provide services to families who live and work in Santa Clara County, California. We serve as the community child care link and our referral services to parents are free and confidential. For additional information or to RSVP please contact 4C Council. (408) 487-0749 English / Spanish Key Words: Key Words: ALLIES7
CHILDREN - A Grown-Up’s Guide to Using Technology with Young Children
2019 The Center for Early Learning at Silicon Valley Community Foundation has partnered with Common Sense Media, the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology, to create this resource. It was created to be a resource that recognized that technology will be used with young children in today’s complex world of different household makeups – from multiple generations living under the same roof, to single parents working more than one job, to stay-at-home parents caring for multiple children all day long, to friends and relatives acting as a child’s primary caregiver . We recognize that the confusion and challenges surrounding using technology with young children (for the purpose of this guide, from birth through age 8) vary widely depending on the child’s age, so we divided the guide into sections based on age brackets: 0-2, 3-5 and 6-8. Key Words: ALLIES7
CHILDREN - Backpack Emergency Card for Children
Printable ID Cards from the CDC to be completed and carried in children's backpacks. It is important to have your emergency contact information with you in case of an emergency. Key Words: Disaster
CHILDREN - CDC Guidance for Schools and Child Care Programs Before and During an Outbreak
The CDC has published Resources for K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs to support planning, preparation, and response to COVID-19. Includes Checklists, Protocols for Cleaning, Supplemental Guidance For Child Care Programs That Remain Open, Facts about COVID-19 for discussions with children Multi-language: Spanish
CHILDREN - California CASA Association
CA Appointed Special Advocates for Children. Every day in California, more than 88 children enter foster care, having experienced the grave injustice of abuse or neglect. All too often they get lost in the system and their critical needs go unmet. We're here to improve these children's lives. CASA Volunteers receive special instructions on how to address a child's immigration needs and focus on the best outcome for each child.
CHILDREN - Care, Cope, Connect - Children's Mental Health
The Care, Cope, Connect resource, was created by Sesame Street in Communities in collaboration with the First 5 Association of CA, helps parents cope with stress and provide safety and security for their children. In CA, nearly half of all children under the age of 17 have immigrant parents and 46 percent of households with children report a significant traumatic experience. First 5s are committed to helping parents weather these stressful situations and mitigate impacts on young children's development, health, and learning. Activity books for parents and children: English | Spanish | Arabic | Korean Key Words: Mental Health, Allies7
CHILDREN - Chavez Family Resource Center
FIRST 5 Family Resource Center. Through our Family Resource Center at Cesar Chavez Elementary School, students and parents within the Alum Rock catchment area have access to program activities that are rooted in evidenced-based practices and home-grown solutions aimed at increasing early education opportunities. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Children, ALLIES7, Somos Mayfair
CHILDREN - Childcare Information for Providers - Santa Clara County Office of Education
As part of its response to the COVID-19 emergency, the SCCOE is responsible for gathering information on childcare availability and vacancies in the county. The SCCOE is also managing the state funds provided to reimburse programs for the additional cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment required to operate safely. SCCOE is waiting for the fund allocation from CDE and is in the process of developing a reimbursement, and purchasing & distribution process? for these supplies.? Please use our Child Care Vacancy and Supplies Form? to communicate your vacancy data and supply needs
CHILDREN - Children's Stories available 24/7 by phone.
4/19/20 The San Jose library has launched a new phone service to keep the youngest San Jose residents entertained at home. Kids ages 5 and younger can call the library 24/7 to hear a story, rhyme or song read by library staff. Hear stories in English at 408-808-2108, in Spanish at 408-808-2005 and in Vietnamese at 408-808-2065. New stories are added every Friday. Key Words: SJPL, ALLIES7
CHILDREN - Colorin Colorado
A bilingual Web site about reading. Current news articles regarding the COVID-19 impact on schools, ESL, the childcare system and tips for parents. This site is full of information, ideas, and practical tips on how Spanish-speaking parents can help their children become confident, successful readers. In addition, you can find fun reading tips and games, bilingual booklists, ideas for using the public library, and videos of children’s authors, illustrators, and musicians. Resources are organized by topic. Key Words: ESL, Student Resource, Family, Literacy
CHILDREN - Drawing Contest Invitation from Mexican Consulate
3/27/20 Children around the world are confined due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Mexico has invited all children to put their imagination in motion and showcase their artistic abilities by participating in the XXIV edition of the Contes “Este es mi México” Theme “Alebrijes”, fantastic figures around the world. The contest will remain open until June 29, 2020. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: pandemic, mental health, COVID-19
CHILDREN - Fiesta Educativa
A CA based partnership of families, professionals, consumers, friends, and agencies working to inform and assist Latino families in obtaining services and in caring for their children with special needs. The goal of universal support towards the enhancement of the lives of persons with disabilities. Programs: Fiesta Familiar, Autism Parent Education Program (APEP), Community Parent Resource Center (CPRC) Offices in San Jose, Los Angeles, San Bernadino and Orange. Key Words: Developmental Disability Multi-language: English, Spanish
CHILDREN - First 5 Community Resources Directory During COVID-19
4/20 The FIRST 5 COVID 19 Resource Guide contains information about how to access financial aid, food, housing assistance, childcare, and other essential SCC services for families. Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese | Tagalog |
CHILDREN - Gateway Community Outreach
Our Family Resource Center supports over 1500 families on a weekly basis, providing food, clothing, life skills classes, and more at no cost. Other community programs including homeless advocacy, giveaways, Safe Space facility in San Jose, CA Key Words: Children, Teens, Human Trafficking, Human Rights
CHILDREN - Goats and Soda - STORIES OF LIFE IN A CHANGING WORLD
Kids, this comic is for you. It's based on a radio story that NPR education reporter Cory Turner did. He asked some experts what kids might want to know about the new coronavirus discovered in China. Key Words: COVID-19, racism, xenophobia Multi-language: Chinese | Spanish |
CHILDREN - Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19
Families across the country are adapting to the evolving changes in daily life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most schools, places of public gathering, and nonessential businesses are closed, and parents and other caregivers are faced with helping their families adjust to the new normal. This includes trying to keep children occupied, feeling safe, and attempting to keep up with schoolwork as best as possible. None of this easy, but it helps to stay focused on what is possible in order to reinforce a sense of control and to reassure children that they are okay, and that the situation will get better. Multi-language: Spanish | Amharic | Chinese | Korean | Vietnamese | French | Urdu | Bahasa | Key Words: Mental Health
CHILDREN - ICAN-International Children's Assistance Network
COVID-19 Update: Register to receive diapers and family resource kit during monthly distribution. Request for other supplies during COVID-19 SAH time at To engage and inspire Vietnamese Americans to make a difference in their lives, families and communities through culturally competent social programs. First 5 Family Resource Center. Local family support, counseling, disaster response, translation, Key Words: Allies7
CHILDREN - Indoor Activities Kit
Need new ideas to keep your children entertained at home? Find fun ways to talk, read, sing, and play your way through the day from @2smalltofail EducareSiliconValley @EducareSV Key Words: Mental Health .
CHILDREN - Multi-language Children's Book
Manuela Molina created this short book to support and reassure children under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation. This resource does not seek to be a source of scientific information, but rather a tool based on fantasy. Print this material so children can draw on it. Emotions are processed through repetitive play and stories read multiple times. Share COVIBOOK and help ease kiddo's anxiety all over the world. Multi-language: English, Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonedian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish Key Words: Pandemic flu, mental health, ALLIES7
CHILDREN - MyChildCare
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.
CHILDREN - Pandemic EBT benefits
5/20 Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get up to $365 per eligible child. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in CA buy food when schools are closed because of the coronavirus emergency. Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply. Most will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May. Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and who do not get their P-EBT card in the mail, must apply online before June 30, 2020. The online application will launch in late May. These benefits are emergency assistance and will not count as Public Charge.
CHILDREN - Raising Children in a New Country: An Illustrated Handbook
Refugee and immigrant families come to the United States with a wealth of parenting strengths, drawing on culture, tradition and family experience. Like most parents in the U.S., they tend to be responsible and nurturing, and have often sacrificed tremendously to provide their children with an opportunity for safety and success in this new country. At the same time, it is clear that newcomer parents often need assistance adapting to: a new physical environment with unaccustomed dangers; the loss of extended family and community support; the ineffectiveness (and sometimes illegality) of traditional methods of discipline; and their children's new and often unfamiliar "Americanized" behaviors. Multi-language:: Arabic & Somali Key Words: ALLIES7
CHILDREN - Raising Teens in a New Country Handbook
Published by the Office of Refugee Resettlement for parents and teens who are new to the United States and for service providers working with them. The handbook covers topics such as cultural identity, discipline, online and cyber safety, dating and relationships, and self-esteem and body image. Multi-language: English | Arabic | Spanish | Key Words: ALLIES7
CHILDREN - Raising Young Children in a New Country: Supporting Early Learning and Healthy Development
Focus on immigrant and refugee parents raising children from prenatal to age 5. Provides families with information about healthy development, early learning, school readiness and family engagement. Published by Bridging Refugee Youth & Children’s Services (BRYCS). Multi-language: Arabic, Nepali, Somali & SpanishBold Key Words: ALLIES7
CHILDREN - Raising a Girl: A Handbook for Newcomer Mothers and Daughters
This book from BRYC contains a Special Focus on Female Genital Cutting (FGC). It is intended for mothers and daughters or caregivers of girls to read through and talk about together. This can help girls and their caregivers understand each other better and strengthen their relationships. This is especially important as you transition into a new culture and as girls transition from childhood to womanhood. Key Words: Children, ALLIES7 Multi-language: Somali
CHILDREN - Rebekah Children's Services Family Resource Center
The Family Resource Center promotes school readiness through education, information and resources on nutrition, health, kindergarten readiness, early literacy, positive parenting and parenting advocacy for children and families. The Family Resource Center provides many FREE programs, services, and activities for families with children ages 0-5. This neighborhood-based center is open to everyone in the community. Key Words: ALLIES7
CHILDREN - Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently reports that the risk of exposure to COVID-19 is low for young Americans, research on natural disasters makes it clear that, compared to adults, children are more vulnerable to the emotional impact of traumatic events that disrupt their daily lives. This resource offers information on supporting and protecting children’s emotional well-being as this public health crisis unfolds. Key Words: Mental Health
CHILDREN - SVCF COVID-19 Childcare Project
Hosted by Silicon Valley Community Foundation's Center for Early Learning (CEL). The primary goals of the COVID-19 Childcare Project are: ***Provide economic relief to private childcare providers, who represent a sector of low-income workers ***Protect the role of private childcare providers as a valuable resource for underserved families ***Maintain and preserve the supply of childcare in our region. San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties Key Words: Grant
CHILDREN - Week-by-Week Schedules to Help Plan At-Home Lessons and Activities for Kids in Grades Pre-K thru 6
From Save the Children - If the children in your life are at home due to school and work closures due to coronavirus, you may be looking for resources to help plan productive days. You’re not alone. As the world’s leading expert on childhood, we’re here to help by providing tools and tips you can trust for parents, caregivers, teachers and all those who care about children in crisis. Our experts have carefully crafted day-by-day activities to keep little ones, from grades Pre-K thru 6, engaged in learning. Download a new schedule each week for fun things to do at home, 5 days of the week. Multi-language: Spanish
DISTANCE LEARNING - Brainpop.com Distance Learning Resources for Schools, Teachers and Parents
Free Access to Brainpop.com Distance Learning Resources for as long as schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cartoon Video Explaining Coronavirus for Children , games and Activities. Navigating the outbreak of this virus can be difficult for children and grown-ups. We've curated a list of our best resources to help children stay calm—and informed. Key Words: Education, Mental Health, ALLIES5
FOOD - CA Meals for Kids Mobile App
4/23/20 The CDE CA Meals for Kids mobile app has been updated to help students and families find meals during COVID-19 related emergency school closures. The information identifies site location and meal service times. Only those COVID-19 sites that LEAs have submitted through the online Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS) are populated in this mobile app. The app is updated daily. The app is available for free download through Apple’s App Store, Google’s Play Store, and Microsoft’s App Store
RESOURCE - SCC Office of Education Inclusion Support WarmLine
The Inclusion Support WarmLine (408) 453-6651, Offers FREE support, information and referrals for including students of all ages with disabilities and other needs in your community. Offered in English, Spanish and Vietnamese (and other languages as needed). Contact Warmline: WarmlineRemoteLearning@sccoe.org Multi-language: English | Spanish | Vietnamese Key Words: Children, education, special needs,