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NEW: Child-care Assistance

The New Jersey School-Age Tuition Assistance Program will provide tuition assistance to parents and caretakers with school-age children (5 to 13 years old) in need of child care due to schools’ remote learning schedules.

 

The tuition assistance will be directly paid to the child's selected licensed or registered child care provider from September 1, 2020 through December 30, 2020 based on the hours of care needed.

Information and application are here.

 

NJ Parent Link, from the Early Childhood, Parenting, and Professional Resource Center, provides dozens of governmental, private, and non-profit organization phone numbers, emails, websites, and other information specifically for parents and guardians.

The National Association of School Psychologists 

offers strategies and advice for parents and guardians on helping children through many aspects of COVID-19 as an illness and pandemic.

NYC and NJ Museums
@ Home

Family activities in English and Spanish, free online courses, digital collections, and more.

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360 degree virtual tours, online workshops, lectures, and more.

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Tours, gallery exploration, art classes, and more.

adults, and families; art competitions; and artist-in-residence

talks.

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Daily activities for children,

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Virtual family programs, Intrepid history, virtual tours and talks.​

STEM and artistic activities, storytimes, and more.

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Printable Books About COVID-19 for Children

My Hero Is You, a book that gives children a role in helping to stop COVID-19 infections.

Trinka and Sam Fighting the Big Virus includes coloring pages.
Ideal for preschool-aged

children.

"Covibook" activity and feelings book about COVID-19 in
several languages (except
for Korean).

Coronavirus: A Book For Children, illustrated by popular children's book illustrator Axel
Scheffer.

Coronavirus: Clear Answers for Kids, cowritten by a special education teacher
and a social worker.

ALL of these books and more are listed on the NY Department of
Education website
.

School-Supporting Resources

Education.com has dozens of ideas and resources to make remote schooling easier --

Khan Academy has courses for preschoolers and beyond. Includes test prep for AP, SAT, MCAT, LSAT, and more.

 NJTV Learning Live  has school-supporting videos for students in grades 3-6.

Helpful ideas for structuring at-home schooling.

DC Kids Camp offers
daily fun and interactive games and activities featuring Teen Titans, Tiny Titans, and younger versions of DC characters like Superman, Lois Lane, Batgirl, and Aquaman. 

The Association for
Library Services to Children 
2020 List of Notable Children's Digital Media has a wide range of websites and apps for children of all ages.

The National Ambassador
for Children's Literature and
an electrifying writer himself,
Jason Reynolds, recently introduced
"Write. Right. Rite.", which begins with a how-to on creating an award for
yourself.

For young children, try the ALSC Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award and honorable mentions.

COVID-19 Time Capsule offers families a way to document this extraordinary and difficult time.

Visit the Library of Congress to find out why readers love webcomics so much.

Quarto Books offers free video lessons and printables from their expert authors on math, art, history, and more.

These learning platforms are always available!

For teens and adults: read first comic book issues free on the Image Comics website. Many subsequent issues are available
on  
Hoopla .

Check our Youth Services page for more ideas!

Looking for something constructive? Try one of these crowd-sourcing projects and help advance knowledge.

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