A curated list of helpful websites and educational tools.
The list below is an abbreviated list. For a comprehensive list of resources, including resources on COVID-19, social/emotional learning, mindfulness/meditation, homeschool, virtual field trips, at-home activities, free internet access, online fun and educational learning, free coloring pages, digital library, food, substance abuse support, speech therapy for children, behavioral health, immigrant resources, childcare/parenting, housing support, and Kansas Medicaid, please view this helpful PDF (credit: KCK school district social workers).
Helpful Resources for Families:
Here Are The Top 7 Websites For Free Online Education (Forbes)
P-TECH - free online learning for high school students
Khan Academy - free online learning for ages 2-18
Stanford Online - resources for learning during COVID-19
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) RESOURCES
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - early childhood and child and family wellbeing resources for SEL
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) - select “family tools” in the menu to the left for free materials on SEL. They also provided resources from zerotothree.org.
Association for Play Therapy (APT) - select “parents corner” provides information on how to talk to your child about distressing events including coronavirus.
MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH
Pregnancy & Postpartum Resource Center (PPRC)
Postpartum Support International (see pages for Kansas and Missouri, including local coordinators and support groups)
CDC Reproductive Health Resources
Scholastic - this website has free learning activities and information about SEL, in addition to books!
Scroll to the bottom of the home page to find resources for parents and teachers.
Child Mind Institute - a national resource dedicated to child mental health and learning disorders.
They have a list of 44 books for children about mental health. Bibliotherapy is a thing! Type “books for children” into the search field.