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During this unprecedented time, our staff is here for our families.  We have compiled a list of resources to help everyone get through this time.  If you have any questions or learn of an additional resource that we should include, please let us know by emailing your case manager, leaving a message on our main phone 425.252.BBBS or by emailing Sanda Anderson at [email protected]

Resources for our Families

Local Family Resources:

Washington Healthplanfinder.orgInsurance options available for Washingtonians experiencing change in current income or employment.

www.xfinity.com/wifi - Comcast offers free WiFi/Internet help to keep families connected during the COVID-19 outbreak.

https://www.sno-isle.org/ - Sno-Isle Libraries will allow you to receive a library card online and have full access to online resources.

https://www.everettsd.org/Page/31175 – Everett School Districts link to meal locations.

http://bit.ly/ESDfamilysupport – Edmonds School Districts list of locations for free grab-n-go breakfasts and lunches.

https://snohomishcountywa.gov/1592/School-Districts – Snohomish School Districts location of their meal locations.

https://www.asd.wednet.edu/ - Arlington School Districts meal information

https://www.lkstevens.wednet.edu/faq#meals  - Lake Stevens School Districts meal information

http://www.msd25.org/ - Marysville School Districts meal information

https://www.monroe.wednet.edu/ - Monroe School Districts meal information

https://www.mukilteoschools.org/ - Mukilteo School Districts meal information

https://www.sultanschools.org/cms/one.aspx?portalId=6753986&pageId=7539960 – Stanwood School Districts meal information

https://www.seattletimes.com/life/resources-for-childcare-and-at-home-learning-if-your-kids-or-teens-are-at-home-because-of-coronavirus-closures/ - Childcare and in-home learning resources from the Seattle Times.

 

Additional Resources:

https://www.governor.wa.gov/issues/issues/covid-19-resources/covid-19-resources-businesses-and-workers - The Governor’s Office has compiled this partial list of resources to support economic retention and recovery related to COVID-19 coronavirus.

https://emergency.cdc.gov/coping/index.asp - Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event.

https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/helping-children-cope.html - Helping children cope with emergencies.

 

Children Activities:

Easy Indoor Activities for Kids: https://www.hellowonderful.co/post/easy-indoor-activities-for-kids/?fbclid=IwAR37n9j4Rc97K371gSR6ihOx0rVQQQSDwzLDE9wdZFQ05vAmyKXQCcrul8c

Scholastic Learn at Home: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D3Tfe92xYldT-HQX6Zqgk1l41N-CuIMFA2z34jfeCMY/edit?fbclid=IwAR0iywrUrUrdsF5IvwhY5gyUVXowcvwyUZ_Ro1hJZ3AVDfB-EOq_B_yfAZ8

Zoom Video is being made free for K-12 schools/students: https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkonrad/2020/03/13/zoom-video-coronavirus-eric-yuan-schools/?utm_campaign=forbes&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_term=Valerie%2F&fbclid=IwAR2jzAkfIOFJYC_ST5uJ-GU-f1_fl6YlfAE29ndZvfpAQHIZxpEb2lpoDak#513e1bef4e71

Podcasts and other online resources for kids: https://medium.com/kidslisten/schools-out-kids-podcasts-are-in-82634e23d4c4

Over 150 enrichment activities for kids: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KCFnWreu4v7VoO3NbgP-Qcq2LyE1FvliYSoiTLRY7Qg/htmlview?usp=sharing&fbclid=IwAR3JycmuXWb5GnhRht5A9uVYzhgJEAeuZXEJnWG46L9Q8Wd_CmGKclwwkFg&sle=true

Free Literacy Program (Actors read to children): https://www.storylineonline.net/

Daily Free Arts & Craft Tutorials: https://www.mcharpermanor.com/blog

Digital Citizenship (Civics): https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship

37 Free Online Resources for schools shifting to online learning: https://schoolchoiceweek.com/37-free-online-resources-for-schools-shifting-online-during-coronavirus/

English Language Learninghttps://www.duolingo.com/

English Language Learners: http://www.eslgamesworld.com/links.html

Zoom on PBS: https://ny.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/zoom/#.Xm7JGnJKj3g

60+ Free Online Resources for School Closures: https://www.weareteachers.com/free-online-learning-resources/

High School: https://ny.pbslearningmedia.org/grades/high-school/

Early Childhood: https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/series/parent-favorites

English Language Learning – five resources: https://www.fluentu.com/blog/educator-english/esl-teaching-resources/

English Language Learning – Interactive websites: https://researchguides.library.wisc.edu/c.php?g=177873&p=1169756

ESL Videos: https://www.eslvideo.com/quizzes_low_intermediate.php

Virtual Field Trips!: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/preview?fbclid=IwAR3qmkemrwtqhYqqdlcVi8fvq418zCUoiJ0mjKEixHWCIRSA4cotuboLcvQ

Parents’ Guide to Google Classroom: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1PDVZvie0DnFbFEVFB8U3j89o1mD5BCUXTE6ymbb9y_k/mobilepresent?fbclid=IwAR2L91aogDzLuxuNCOOakvCHvYvtkmsVAgUDDJmnz4B90Up5nGoVOW_PRz0&slide=id.g4f60ec15fb_1_157

Learn and play games focused on Animals: https://switchzoo.com/

Learn about geography & Animals: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Reading (available in English & Spanish): https://reading.ecb.org/

Hang out with Dr. Seuss: http://www.seussville.com

Math & Reading Skills: http://www.abcya.com

Fun Brain: http://www.funbrain.com

PBS Kids: http://www.pbs.org

Phonics!: http://www.starfall.com

Cool science experiments: http://www.highlightskids.com

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