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Mindfulness Resources for Dealing with COVID-19 [video]

In scary times, anxiety is normal and understandable. It’s important to exercise self care—to center yourself and seek calming influences to manage stress. Mindfulness helps you recognize the moments where you are feeling overwhelmed and regain balance and an improved mental state. Read more ›

Tips for Managing the Stress of Social Distancing as a Family

Any parent balancing work, homeschool and the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic is bound to have their limits tested by sheltering in place with kids who haven’t seen their friends or participated in sports.

Lisa Damour, a clinical psychologist and author of Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls, knows well about the stress families face in ordinary times. In these extraordinary times, she has the following advice for families to help get through the crisis. Read more ›

CDE Special Education Guidance for COVID-19

On March 20, the California Department of Education issued new guidelines for districts on how to handle special education during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more ›

Educating Over Zoom

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Zoom has assembled resources to help teachers, administrators, and students set up virtual classrooms, participate in online classes, and continue their studies online. Read more ›

California Department of Public Health Orders Individuals to Stay Home Except for Essential Needs

The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, critical government services, schools, childcare, and construction, including housing construction. Read more ›

California School Districts Learn More About What State Expects During a Long Shutdown

Gov. Gavin Newsom advised school districts on Tuesday that they should expect to be closed the rest of the school year. On Wednesday, a 75-minute webinar led by the California Department of Education, viewed by about 7,000 people, provided guidance on how to provide distance learning, meals for students and limited child care while schools are shut down because of the coronavirus. Read more ›

CDE COVID-19 Guidance: Resources to Support Distance Learning [web resource]

The California Department of Education has issued COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools on how to provide distance learning, meals for students and limited child care while schools are shut down because of the coronavirus. Read more ›

How to Keep School Rhythm and Routines for Young Children at Home

As schools shift to remote learning models for the foreseeable future, parents and caregivers are finding themselves in a new role—that of the school co-teacher. Though parents are naturally a part of their children’s ongoing education, co-teaching is a new role for many of them. Read more ›

When School Is Closed: Resources to Keep Kids Learning at Home [web resource]

Some schools and afterschool programs are closing in response to the coronavirus. If this is happening in your community, you may be looking for engaging ways to keep kids reading, writing, exploring, and learning at home. Reading Rockets has lots of ideas to immerse kids in language and stories, build background knowledge, and inspire creative play. Read more ›

Combating Anxiety: 5 Tips to Help You Regain Your Calm

Anxiety thrives on uncertainty. And, as the coronavirus spreads, our unanswered questions can make us feel vulnerable or fearful.  And here’s a catch-22: The more you stress, the more vulnerable you can become to viruses, because stress can dampen your immune response. But there are steps you can take to push back against the communal anxiety. Read more ›

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