Public health emergencies are difficult for anyone to comprehend—especially children. As schools close and we all do our best to prevent the spread of COVID-19, here are some resources to help you take care of your child’s mental health, provide structure and activities, and get access to the resources you need.
The coronavirus is a new virus that began in China in December 2019. It can be hard to discern where to go for dependable and up to date information on the recent spread of the coronavirus. Here are some reliable places to go for coronavirus information and updates:
- Apps, Games, and Websites to Keep your Kids Moving
- What to Watch, Read, and Play
- Science Activities and Online Resources for Homebound Kids
- Take a Virtual Field Trip
- Watch a Livestream of Animals at the Smithsonian Zoo
- Take a Virtual Field Trip to Over 500 Museums and Galleries Worldwide
- Watch a Livestream of Undersea Creatures at the National Aquarium
- Child care programs must take extraordinary precautions beyond what is normally recommended to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Click here for more information.
- MDH Guidance for Schools
- Guidance from the Maryland State Department of Education to School Systems on Out-of-State Travel – March 11, 2020
- Contact the Division of Early Childhood here.
For more information, visit earlychildhood.marylandpublicschools.org