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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

World Health Day Coloring Page – Doctor Boy with Bear

World Health Day Coloring Page – Doctor Girl with Bear  ~ Free Parenting & Child Behavior Resource Center

Indoor Activities for busy toddlers⁠ ~ 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:

Make puffy paint and more at

Enjoy a Children’s Story About Social Distancing

Here’s a fun shadow drawing art project to keep kids occupied while at home…

STEM, STEAM & More Educational Activities for Children:

Nature Scavenger Hunt:

Scholastic daily themes and activities–select your grade and there is theme for each day…/learnathome.htm…

Art for Kids Hub drawing tutorial videos

Free Virtual Tours of Museums…/museums-with-virtual-tou…

Virtual Field Trips…/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:

Parents as teachers:

Comprehensive list of education company resources!…

Education Company resource list, Parent blog…/covid19-camp-free-resources-to-…/

Teaching People’s History

Online reading platform (subscription based, can get a free subscrip during school closures)

Khan Academy FREE online learning programs

Read-Alouds by authors and illustrators, with links to their websites and projects, including downloadable creative activities, looks amazing…/…
Ex: Tracey Baptiste

Writer Jack Prelutsky’s FUN writing encouragement website for creativity

Math resources for kids–by grade level, with downloadable/printable games…/1YhpyimLwtjGENVskHLeL_X9…/preview…

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)…/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:

Mental Health for the Stay-at-Home Family

Remember: we’re all in this together.

5-minute Centering Meditation:

10-minute Meditation for Gratitude and Positivity:

Sound Healing Meditation, 15-minutes:

Guided Body Scan Meditation for mind & body healing:

Online Mandala Coloring:

Guided Imagery: ; ;

How to Meditate:

Meditation for Anxiety:

Calma: Meditative Playlist:…/calma-a-meditative-playlist-for-a-cha…

Palouse Mindfulness: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction:

The Free Mindfulness Project: free to download from various sources, gallery, poetry, and blog:

Check out⁠ 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:

CorePower yoga is also offering free online classes:

20-minute yoga for the beginner:

Yoga for Anxiety and stress:

Yoga for Chronic Pain:

Morning Energizing 30-minute yoga flow:

20-minute Power Yoga:

Free Yoga Programs:

Online Taekwondo Workouts – FREE – Blue Ridge Taekwondo,

FREE Workouts with YMCA at

FREE online fitness classes:

FREE online fitness classes:

Channel with many low impact, cardio, and strength building options,

30-minute workout for beginners:

Low impact 20-minute HIIT workout:

At Home 1-mile “happy walk” in 15-minutes:

Just Dance 3:

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans

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.

At home OT, PT, and ST resources designed to build skills in children through movement and play.

Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.

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Erwin is new Early Care & Education Director

We are pleased to announce Heather Erwin as the Center’s new Early Care & Education Coordinator. Erwin will oversee all aspects of the Child Care Resource & Referral program working with the child care centers, PREP- a preschool screening program, and the...