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Social Distancing: Keep Your Distance to Slow the Spread

Limiting face-to-face contact with others is the best way to reduce the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home. Read more ›

Quick Guide: California Colleges and Universities Respond to the Coronavirus

When will colleges reopen for in-person instruction? Will college students be able to receive refunds for their dorm and dining plans? What about tuition and fees? How are high school seniors being affected in terms of making a decision about what college they will attend?

Because of California’s size, and the number of different colleges, there are many differences in exact schedules and how instruction will be offered this fall. Find the answers to these and other questions in this Quick Guide produced by EdSource. Read more ›

CNN and ‘Sesame Street’ to Host a Town Hall Addressing Racism

CNN and “Sesame Street” will talk to kids about racism, the recent nationwide protests, embracing diversity and being more empathetic and understanding in a 60-minute special “Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families” scheduled to air on Saturday, June 6, at 10am ET.

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How to Talk to Your Children About Protests and Racism

As cities and social media explode with anger over the killing of yet another black man at the hands of police, worried parents struggle with how to protect their children from seeing the worst of the violence while simultaneously explaining the ravages of racism. Read more ›

How to Talk to Children About Difficult News

Children’s lives are touched by trauma on a regular basis, no matter how much parents or teachers try to keep the “bad things” away. Instead of shielding children from the dangers, violence or tragedies around us, adults should talk to kids about what is happening. Read more ›

How to Talk to Kids About Difficult Subjects

In a world where even little kids learn about horrific subjects, it’s important for parents to put things in perspective, field questions, and search for answers together. Read more ›

Educating Our Children: Talking to Kids About Racism & Police Brutality [web resource]

On May 25, George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, died after a Minneapolis police officer held him pinned to the ground with a knee on his neck.

Due to the pandemic, schools are already bracing and preparing for the trauma associated with prolonged distance learning, along with the health and economic instability that has disproportionately impacted communities of color. Now we must grapple with how to best support students and families during periods of personal and collective grief as well as civic unrest. Read more ›

Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup [web resource]

Are your kids too young to talk about race? Nope, silence about race can reinforce racism by letting children draw their own conclusions. Read more ›

Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 in Children

While some children and infants have been sick with COVID-19, adults make up most of the known cases to date. Arm yourself with the latest tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how to protect your child during a COVID-19 outbreak. Read more ›

Parenting Your Young Child during Shelter in Place, Part 2 [presentation] [video]

This is Part 2 of a webinar especially for parents of young children (pre-K through 2nd grade). With Shelter in Place, we know it can be tricky to support your young child – to manage their learning, help them cope with the anxiety they feel, and respond to challenging behavior.   Read more ›

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