Coronavirus Family Resources
Many of our families are unable to leave the house and are losing income for basic needs like food, formula and diapers. If you would like to donate to help these families, please click the CFRC Covid-19 Crisis Fund button to give now.
BREAKING NEWS! Child Care Providers Can Begin Applying for Small Business Loans Today
The CARES Act, passed by Congress last week, is an economic stimulus bill to provide relief to families, small businesses, and major industries as they deal with the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. In addition to funding to support children and families, the CARES Act also includes relief opportunities for the child care industry.
Once such opportunity is the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) small business loan, which is available to many child care programs and other small businesses. Businesses can begin applying today, April 3rd. This loan program is for the purposes of payroll protection, allowing child care programs or other small businesses to continue to pay their employees, so it is only available to small businesses that continue to operate: child care programs that are closed are not eligible. These loans are available through local lenders or banking institutions.
Any child care program interested in applying should gather their payroll information and contact their lender as soon as possible. These loans will go quickly and demand is expected to exceed available funding. For more information, please click below to see a helpful summary and FAQ from the First Five Years Fund and the US Chamber of Commerce.
Activities for the Stay-at-Home Days
Indoor Activities for busy toddlers https://busytoddler.com/2020/03/indoor-activities/…
https://youtu.be/RmzjCPQv3y8 ~ Mo Willems, Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence at Home, with Lunch Doodles! Some pretty cool stuff to check out while schooling at home.
Learn a new language with FREE Rosetta Stone for Students: https://www.rosettastone.com/freeforstudents/
Make puffy paint and more at https://teachingmama.org/homemade-puffy-paint/
Enjoy a Children’s Story About Social Distancing https://youtu.be/DA_SsZFYw0w
Here’s a fun shadow drawing art project to keep kids occupied while at home…https://www.facebook.com/TheOwnerBuilderNetwork/photos/a.242230369165298/2744901445564832/?type=3&theater
STEM, STEAM & More Educational Activities for Children: https://www.raisingdragons.com/
Scholastic daily themes and activities–select your grade and there is theme for each day
Art for Kids Hub drawing tutorial videos
Free Virtual Tours of Museums
Virtual Field Trips https://docs.google.com/…/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPD…/mobilebasic…
Journaling can be a great release for children … and adults. Check out these great ideas for keeping a notebook during these learn from home days: http://www.sharingournotebooks.amylv.com/
Parents as teachers:
Comprehensive list of education company resources!
Education Company resource list, Parent blog
Teaching People’s History
Online reading platform (subscription based, can get a free subscrip during school closures) https://www.getepic.com/
TABLET/COMP BASED LEARNING PLATFORMS
Khan Academy FREE online learning programs
READING AND WRITING
Read-Alouds by authors and illustrators, with links to their websites and projects, including downloadable creative activities, looks amazing
Ex: Tracey Baptiste https://traceybaptiste.com/downloads-for-teachers
Writer Jack Prelutsky’s FUN writing encouragement website for creativity
Math resources for kids–by grade level, with downloadable/printable games
Rockalingua–Spanish learning with some free features (videos, worksheets, etc)
Khan Academy Suggested Schedules for kids–by grade level (note* I am not adhering to 30 min-hourly based schedules, but you do you) https://docs.google.com/…/2PACX-1vSZhOdEPAWjUQpqDkVAlJr…/pub
Homeschool Parent Blog with compiled suggestions. This page has lots of titles of educational shows in Netflix, AND as you scroll you’ll also see links for YouTube Art Lessons, Ed Apps, Kid Podcasts, and more
Printable worksheets by grade: https://www.superteacherworksheets.com/
Mental Health for the Stay-at-Home Family
Remember: we’re all in this together.
5-minute Centering Meditation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inpok4MKVLM
10-minute Meditation for Gratitude and Positivity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnusFbC0E80
Sound Healing Meditation, 15-minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw1a-pZ7Ua4
Guided Body Scan Meditation for mind & body healing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7xGF8F28zo
Online Mandala Coloring: https://coloringbook.pics/antistress-colorings/677/mandala/
How to Meditate: https://www.nytimes.com/guides/well/how-to-meditate
Meditation for Anxiety: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pLUleLdwY4
Calma: Meditative Playlist: https://www.npr.org/…/calma-a-meditative-playlist-for-a-cha…
Palouse Mindfulness: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: https://palousemindfulness.com/
The Free Mindfulness Project: free to download from various sources, gallery, poetry, and blog: www.freemindfulness.org/home
Check out https://consciousdiscipline.com/covid-19-five-helpful-responses-for-families/ for more info about coping with the Covid-19 crisis in your family.
Click here for ideas from a psychologist and author for the NY Times about how to talk to your child about the Coronavirus.
We’ve enjoyed this comic strip to share with our children about the Coronavirus.
Physical Health & Exercise for the Stay-at-Home Family
Online Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY41RDbqO6T8O951fA-ibbg?
CorePower yoga is also offering free online classes: https://www.corepoweryogaondemand.com/keep-up-your-practice
20-minute yoga for the beginner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7AYKMP6rOE
Yoga for Anxiety and stress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJbRpHZr_d0
Yoga for Chronic Pain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFaXfQpxnps
Morning Energizing 30-minute yoga flow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFw7wOqLJO0
20-minute Power Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9zkpAVMx3o
Free Yoga Programs: https://www.doyogawithme.com/
Online Taekwondo Workouts – FREE – Blue Ridge Taekwondo, https://www.facebook.com/blueridgetkd
FREE Workouts with YMCA at www.ymca360.org
FREE online fitness classes: https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos?trainingtype%5B%5D=8
FREE online fitness classes: https://www.blogilates.com/workout/
Channel with many low impact, cardio, and strength building options, https://www.youtube.com/user/KozakSportsPerform/featured
30-minute workout for beginners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC_L9qAHVJ8
Low impact 20-minute HIIT workout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rizij3icAOU
At Home 1-mile “happy walk” in 15-minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njeZ29umqVE
Just Dance 3: https://youtu.be/BhYvFMq7Xaw
Cosmic Kids Yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans https://littletwistersyoga.com/online-store/
Kid-friendly workouts — choose from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cooldown for Kids, Stand Up and Move for Kids, OR create your own custom kid workout. https://app.sworkit.com/collections/kids-workouts
At home OT, PT, and ST resources designed to build skills in children through movement and play. https://www.theottoolbox.com/
Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. https://www.gonoodle.com/
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