Fulton County COVID-19 Information Hub
Fulton County is working closely with the State of Georgia, the federal government, our 15 cities and our two school systems, and many other partners. Learn more about resources to assist people and businesses affected by COVID-19 in our community. Check regularly for updates…
A Guide to COVID-19 and Early Childhood Development
In this guide, the Center on the Developing Child has gathered a number of resources and recommendations to help you through this challenging time. This guide 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. Check out the guide…
Atlanta Speech School’s Pop-Up Early Learning
During this crisis, schools are closed, and families like yours are having to find new ways to keep learning at home. The Atlanta Speech School Pop-Up Early Learning here on our Cox Campus provides that place in the safety of your home – so your child can continue to learn and grow while school is closed. Learn at home…
Scholastic Learn at Home
Day by day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. Choose your grade level and get started…
Explore Georgia from Home: A Complete List of Virtual Visits
We’re all in this together, and Georgia will be ready and waiting for you when it’s time to travel again. Until then, use this list to find virtual ways to explore the state. From digital chats with zookeepers to free concerts online, Georgia’s virtual experiences are growing daily! Start exploring.
GPB Kids is dedicated to serving families, teachers, and students by supporting at-home learning during the COVID-19 outbreak. In partnership with GaDOE, we are offering an instruction broadcast schedule on GPB-TV and online learning resources. Kids can still find their favorite shows on GPB’s PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and at gpbkids.org.
Get Georgia Reading
Georgians continue to cope with loss of income, access to medical care, and isolation brought on by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Fred Rogers said during times like this we “look for the helpers,” and Georgia is fortunate to have dedicated leaders who are helping our communities. Check out getgeorgiareading.org/coronavirus for information about tracking COVID-19, school closures and cancellations, safety tips, guidance on meal and financial assistance, and free learning resources.
Georgia’s COVID-19 Response & Policy Recommendations
Here you’ll find a collection of comprehensive charts that outline how Georgia’s child-serving agencies are responding to COVID-19. These guides outline what state government is doing to mitigate the challenges presented by this pandemic as well as lay out recommendations for actions not yet taken. Read more.
Voices for Georgia’s Children
With coronavirus on everyone’s mind right now, Voices and the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network are offering the latest information on COVID-19, including resources for parents on talking to their kids about keeping both their body and mind healthy, how to access much needed resources, as well as updating you on what’s going on in the General Assembly and ensuring you know where to turn for official information. Read more.
Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the Pandemic
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently reports that the risk of exposure to COVID-19 is low for young Americans, research on natural disasters makes it clear that, compared to adults, children are more vulnerable to the emotional impact of traumatic events that disrupt their daily lives. This resource offers information on supporting and protecting children’s emotional well-being as this public health crisis unfolds. Check out all of Child Trends’ offerings.
New Tele-mentoring Program on COVID-19
The AAP is launching a new ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) project, titled “AAP COVID-19 ECHO: Emergency Readiness & Response.” Infectious disease experts and emergency readiness physicians will be connected by video with those providing care to children to discuss policies and procedures related to COVID-19. Recognizing that so much has changed in our world in a very short time, this ECHO will be a space to support one another while learning and working through challenges together. Meetings will be scheduled twice per month beginning the week of March 30. Please register by March 24.
Center on the Developing Child | Harvard University
The important questions from the Center on the Developing Child are how well we can work together to protect young children and their families and how much we’ll learn from this unprecedented challenge and make changes for the future. Learn More.
COVID-19 Clinical Guidance Q & A | AAP
Recognizing the challenges the coronavirus pandemic poses to pediatricians and their practices, the AAP established an email box to field members’ questions — COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org –and help provide guidance. We encourage you to send us your questions, and we will respond in a timely manner
A Message from AAP President Sally Goza, MD, FAAP
Data shows that the symptoms of COVID-19 are generally milder in children, but that doesn’t mean they cannot get sick. We should remain vigilant in our response to potential illness in children, and help parents understand when to seek care. Read the AAP’s Response.
Georgia Division of Family & Children Services
We are all concerned about COVID-19 and its effects on services for families across Georgia. This letter from the Division of Family & Children Services provides guidance to providers in the governance of direct services during the pandemic. Read the Full Statement.
Reach Out and Read National Leadership Statement
This is a trying time for our communities, our nation, and the world. And yet, our mission and the work we do is just as critical, if not more so during challenging times. Thank you for all you are doing during this crisis. Read the Leadership Statement.