Employee & Family Resources
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A compilation several links below provide resources that encompass navigating social and emotional stress during challenging times, providing covid19 related resources, and educational support for families with children of all ages. There are also resources for those in military families and mothers who are in need of breastfeeding support.
In light of COVID-19, several school districts have recently announced that they will start the school year online. While learning remotely from home has benefits for some, it is not a viable solution for everyone. Community Classrooms are safe spaces during the work week (8AM-11AM) where elementary students can continue their online education at a host site in their local community with support from adult volunteers when staying at home isn’t feasible and going to school isn’t an option. This website provides information about the purpose of Community Classrooms and their locations in the Greater Harrisburg area.
For more information, see: Community Classrooms
The purpose of pandemic pods is to connect families both to each other and to tutors or teachers. Pandemic pods are learning cooperatives consisting of small classrooms of kids learning from home with a private tutor or babysitter. Some pods connect children virtually, and some in-person, but both allow the children the socialization and hands-on education that many families fear they are losing with online instruction.
For more information, see:
- The Rise Of Pandemic Pods
- Pandemic Pods sprout in Central PA as Parents seek help managing their children's online education
- Pods South Central PA
- Pandemic Pods
PBS Coronavirus Resources for Parents
PBS has produced several resources for guiding their children’s education during the COVID pandemic, such as how to support your child for a very different school year and how to make a new home routine when your child has a varied school attendance schedule.
For more information, see: Coronavirus Resources for Parents
CDC Back to School Planning Checklists to Guide Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers
The CDC has developed a website with valuable tips on how to enhance safety and well-being for children in school and for planning for virtual an at home learning.
For more information, see: CDC Parent Checklist
Agency and Young Children Research Collective
The University of Texas at Austin has produced a document explaining to parents the principles of early childhood learning and how parents and caretakers can help their children to manage balancing the varied demands of remote and in-person education.
For more information, see: Agency and Young Children
If a student tests positive for COVID-19, here’s what schools will do and what parents should know
Here is an informative article on what parents should know about COVID issues in schools. It was published in The Patriot News.
For more information, see: If a student tests positive for COVID-19, here’s what schools will do and what parents should know