Parenting is hard, even without a health crisis. Below are articles and videos providing advice and encouragement to our amazing parents and guardians.
The Attachment and Trauma Network, Inc.
- Parenting During our Staycation - A Handout for Parents
- Tips for Trauma-Informed Parenting During Social Distancing- Part 1
- Tips for Trauma-Informed Parenting (Purposefully Playful & Self-Care) - Part 2
Mid-Continent Public Library offers live homework help through Tutor.com.
Click on Research and Learning >> Go to A-Z List >> Click on ‘L”>> Go to Live Homework Help from Tutor.com.
The student will be asked to input library card number and create an account.
InPlay - Activities for Kids
With families sheltering-in-place, InPlay, our partner for out-of-school learning, has created a list of home-based, instructor-led programs offered by your favorite providers to keep your kids active and engaged.
If you are a first responder, health care employee, or other essential personnel working in response to COVID-19 and are in need of child care, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (866) 892-3228 to find child care in your community. You can also search online at https://www.mo.childcareaware.org/.
KC Parks is partnering with Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kansas City to offer a Virtual Learning Site for students enrolled in grades Kindergarten – 6th. This NEW Virtual Learning Site will offer students a place for Virtual School. Breakfast, lunch and snack will be served to all students. Licensed and trained staff will provide instruction and assist with virtual learning. Students will have the opportunity to participate in fun recreation activities as well as complete assignments. Extended day option is available through 6pm, Social distancing and masks will be required. You can find more information and sign up at https://kcparks.org/programs/virtual-learning-support-hickman-mills/.
Upper Room created an “Out-of-School” programming option for families that will provide academic support while children are outside of the school building. The program is free. Learn more about this resource here.