This resource page has been designed with the goal of sharing best practices in engaging the families of English learners (ELs) in classrooms, schools, and communities. Developing family partnerships positively impacts everyone involved. For students, learning is strongest when schools, parents, and communities work together to support education.
FOOD BANKS/PANTRIES & OTHER FOOD RESOURCES
- Fuel Up Distribution Promotion
- Hands on Central Ohio - Call 211 for assistance or visit the link
COVID-19 Resources - PDF of Food Banks, Soup Kitchens, Free Lunches, and other community resources
Coronavirus Explanation Video for Kids – BrainPOP
Talking to Children about COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource – National Association of School Psychologists & National Association of School Nurses
GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT
FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AT HOME
Top 10 Tips for Parents During the Coronavirus Outbreak – Ohio Department of Health
Columbus Metropolitan Library - Browse educational and engaging programs for children of all ages, free with your library card.
COSI Connects Daily at Home Activity - Every day we're going to deliver fresh, exciting and engaging science through COSI videos and hands-on science you can try with your family at home.
WOSU Broadcast Learning at Home – WOSU Classroom is providing access to educational programming for grade levels (PreK - 12) weekdays on WOSU TV.
Enrichment Activities for Children, Provided by OSU College of Education and Human Ecology - 150+ enrichment activities for children while parents are working remotely.
Ohio History Learn at Home - Leveled lessons in local history provided by the Ohio History Connection.
FINANCIAL WELLNESS RESOURCES & CONSUMER PROTECTION
For people who are facing financial uncertainty during this time, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has created an online educational resource list for consumers that provides the following helpful information.
What to do if you lose your income during this time.
What to do if you’re having trouble paying bills during this time.
How to address consumer protection during a crisis like this.
CCS- Resources for Families
In Action - ELLs and Newcomer Families
CCS Resources for
HS Students & Families
Free Internet Service
Free Phone Service
Download Application Here
Heritage Wireless Website
Resources for Schools
Children's Hunger Alliance - Coronavirus Update
Supporting Families of Immigrants & Refugees During Remote Learning
Multilingual Trauma Resources - Child Mind Institute
Free trauma resources to aid parents, educators, and other adults in talking to children and adolescents about potentially traumatic events. childmind.org