I’m worried about childcare or my child’s education.COVID-19 has impacted students in both the K-12 sector and higher education in multiple ways, as schools pivot to online or distance learning or completely close campuses. The Governor of the State of California recently announced that, while the situation is changing quickly, communities should not expect to return to school before the summer break.
If you’ve experienced any of these changes either for your child(ren) and or yourself, please review the resources below.
Childcare Information and Resources
Family Resource and Referral Center
If you are a health care worker, first responders, or any essential service worker and are in need of child care, licensed family child care is a great option-especially as family child care homes are a smaller setting and are good options for social distancing. Many child care providers are accepting new children. Family Resource & Referral Center provides free, professional referrals (not recommendations) to licensed child care providers in the county. You can call (209) 461-2908, visit www.frrcsj.org or click on the link below for a referral.
Transitional Age Youth (TAY) Online Support
TAY now offers FREE online video conferencing and mentoring services for youths age 16-25. Youth can receive support and guidance on matters ranging from emotional wellbeing to education to employment.
CAPC (Child Abuse Prevention Services) Services During COVID-19
- CAPC is providing early childhood education services, including free preschool/daycare services for children of essential workers (0-12 years). More information here.
- CAPC is also offering free virtual home visits with trained professionals who will provide support to you and your children (specifically children 0-3). Support includes: getting kids ready to succeed in school, connecting parents with community resources, and more. For more information, click here and scroll down to the FamilyWORKs portion.
- CAPC has information for you about Parent Cafés, which are parent groups designed to share information & ideas that help parents take care of themselves, build positive relationships with their children, and build lasting relationships in their community. Parent Cafés are meeting virtually during C-19. More information here.
Online Learning Resources
San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE)
SJCOE is offering Distance Learning Office Hours Weekdays 4:00-5:00PM available August 17- September 25, 2020.
Wide Open School, a new remote learning resource for families and educators
WideOpenSchool.org is a source of quality content that will provide educators and caregivers with the support they need to shift to remote teaching and serve as a one-stop, trusted place for families to engage kids who are now learning from home.
Wide Open School features the very best resources from publishers, nonprofits, and education companies, including the American Federation of Teachers, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Head Start, Khan Academy, and PBS.
Sesame Street in Communities
This is a resource for parents and caregivers that contains guidance on talking to children about COVID-19, comfort strategies, and tips on managing uncertainty.
Edible Schoolyard Education for the Home Classroom
If you are looking for education lessons that students can complete at home, you’ve come to the right place! Here you’ll find educational resources – created specifically for this time of distance learning – that engage students in understanding how food is deeply connected to so many parts of our lives.
Updates from the Stockton San Joaquin County Public Library
- If you wish to access the library’s electronic resources but do not have a library card, you can call (209)937-8221 in Stockton or (866)805-7323 from San Joaquin County.
- They are available to help the community 10am-5pm.
- Find more updates here.
Resources from the Stockton Community Services Library and Recreation Department
The Stockton San Joaquin County Public Library is also posting wellness tips, daily adventures, and story time for kids and teens on their facebook page. Check it out!
Wi-Fi Internet Resources
- We recommend taking a look at this List of Low-Cost & No-Cost Internet Providers.