COVID-19 Resources & Information

During this time, we will be sharing online resources for families and children, including the best sites to get updated health information, how to talk to your children about the coronavirus, activities you can do with young children, and more. Please check back regularly for new content.

Health Information & Resources

S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control
Check here for the latest count of COVID-19 cases in the state and additional health resources.
Parents as Teachers
Download this guide for parents about preparing for the coronavirus when you have children.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Check here for nationwide information and resources related to the coronavirus.
WIC Information
WIC participants can now receive benefits without going to the office, officials say
Word Health Organization
Check here for international information, advice for the public, and research and development.

How to Talk to Children about the Coronavirus

Zero to Three
Resources for how to talk to young children about the coronavirus, washing hands, and being safe.
Brain Pop
Coronavirus Video
Resources and videos discussing the Coronavirus for children
PBS Kids for Parents
Read this article on how to talk to young children
Bright Horizons
Guidelines for talking to children, talking points, & questions with answers.
How to Talk to Children about COVID-19 – by Save the Children

Activities & Educational Ideas for Young Children

Healthy at Home Toolkit by Ready Rosie
Ready Rosie & Creative Curriculum have developed a toolkit specifically to support families with children ages 0-5 impacted by COVID-19.
Headspace
Free for everyone, Headspace is offering a meditations called Weathering the storm. It includes meditations, sleep, and movement exercises. Try incorporating some of these ideas into your daily routine with your child.
PBS Kids
Videos and resources for pre-K children.
Early Childhood
Education Zone

Find age-appropriate activities and learning materials. Also check out the 15 Most Amazing Virtual Field Trips.
Sesame Street 123 in Communities
Find activities by age. Resources for parents, children, and educators.
SC Program for Infant
/Toddler Care
Download free activities and information for young children. Also provides info and resources pertaining to COVID-19.

Resources & Guides for Child Care Providers and Parents

Conscious Discipline
Create a free account on Conscious Discipline and gain access to many useful educational tools to help families through COVID19.
Children’s Bureau
Multiple COVID-19 resources for parents and families
High Scope
HighScope provides resources and tools for active learning at home. Check out the downloadable materials to use with young children at home.
IRS
Information about stimulus checks, qualifications, & how they will be distributed
SC Child Care Resource
& Referral

Visit this page for the latest COVID19 updates pertaining to child care centers and employment. Many other resources available.
Kaplan Live Videos
Kaplan offers live streams and recorded videos about social-emotional development & more. Plus much more information.
Save the Children Action Network talked to early childhood advocates about the impact the coronavirus has had on families across the United States.

Videos for Children

Video about the Coronavirus by Stanford University Medical Center