PARENTS & CAREGIVERS
All 4 Youth Resources Available by Age 0 - 22
We believe all youth and families should have access to behavioral health services to support their social, emotional, and behavioral needs. Provided by Fresno County Superintendent of Schools.
Little Free Libraries courtesy of Every Neighborhood Partnership and Reading Heart
LFPs play an essential role by providing 24/7 access to books (and encouraging a love of reading!) in areas where books are scarce. Information and map of neighborhood sites available.
Helping Homebound Families
Support the family structure while homebound. Provided by Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health
4 Ways to Mitigate Stress During COVID-19
Plan, Listen, Balance, Breaks... see critical information about each step. Provided by Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health.
Provided by the California Surgeon General
Stress Busting Playbook for caregivers and kids, plus how to recognize early signs of stress in your children.
Special Message for Latino Families
Community Medical Centers has produced a video in Spanish which emphasized that help is provided to anyone regardless of immigration status.
Pick-up Free Books
The Well Community Church - Fig Garden Campus (4545 N Palm Ave, Fresno, CA 93704), from 9am-12pm Monday-Thursday. Books are in boxes according to the following levels: Kindergarten; 1st-3rd grade; 4th-6th grade; young adult/adult. Anyone interested in picking up books should email firstname.lastname@example.org stating which school or organization they are with and how many boxes of each reading level they would like.
Help Me Grow - get connected to local resources
If you have questions about your child's development, learning, behavior or health, contact Help Me Grow at 1-866-5437-464
Have Kids at Home?
Sesame Street's new initiative provides free kid-friendly resources on COVID-19
25 ways to "Respond to Child Abuse During a Pandemic"
Many child protection professionals believe child abuse is likely to increase during the COVID-19 pandemic because most abusers are parents or siblings who now have more complete access to the child victim.
4 Ways to Help Your Anxious Kid
First, acknowledge ways the coronavirus has changed their lives. Label what's happening, resolve your own anxiety plus more...
How to Prepare for Giving Birth During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Women who planned to labor with a doula may not be able to. Prenatal visits are being canceled or moved online. Things are quickly evolving, which can add significant stress for pregnant women and their partners.
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with COVID-19
(Also available in Spanish)
6 Videos to Get Your Family Moving
Fun workout to do with your kids while stuck at home.
100 Activities to Do at Home
Looking for some boredom-buster activities?
A Guide to COVID-19 and Early Childhood Development
This guide from the Harvard Center for the Developing Child pulls together information on COVID-19, what it means for child development, and easy-to-share resources that can help parents and caregivers, as well as child care providers, pediatricians, and others who work with families.
Multilingual Coloring Book for Explaining Coronavirus
This short book is available in 11 languages and offers a place for children to express their feelings about the coronavirus and how it affects their families. It explains what the virus is and how children can help stop its spread.
The Office of the Administration for Children and Families compiled information about the flexibility in spending CCDF funds in response to state and federal declared emergency situations.
Prenatal - Age 5, State and Local Resources
The Alliance for Early Success have been sharing with one another how their states are responding-primarily around child care.
Advancement Project and Children Now
Are lead allies for early childhood care and education.
Statewide Waivers for Licensing Requirements
Details are in this state Provider Information Notice (as of 3/19/20)
Survey to Match Displaced Workers with Centers (as of 3/19/20)
CDSS created this survey to offer assistance to those individuals that are interested in offering services for those child care settings that are in need.
Alternative Payment (AP) Programs (as of 3/19//20)
The California Department of Education (CDE) Early Learning and Care Division has issued reimbursement guidance.