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Mar 19, 2020 5 min read

Coronavirus Resources for Child Care Centers and Parents

Procare By: Procare
There is a lot of information out there regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), and sifting through it can be overwhelming. To alleviate some of the stress, we’ve compiled a quick guide that provides links to helpful resources for both child care centers and parents. We’ll be sure to update this list as we learn of additional resources.

Government/Health Resources

Center for Disease Control

World Health Organization

Proper Hand Washing

Child Care Center Resources

Resource Page (NAEYC): Action & Advocacy Page on Coronavirus

Interactive Map (CCAOA): Coronavirus Closures and Resources by State

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Blog (Gusto): COVID-19 Loan and Relief Resources for Small Businesses

Blog (Gusto): Where to Find Your State’s COVID-19 Employer Resource Website


Parent Resources

Blog (Procare): Parent Like a Provider: How to Work from Home with Kids During COVID-19


Industry Experts

Kris Murray: President & Founder, The Childcare Success Company

Fran Simon: Chief Engagement Officer, Engagement Strategies (Includes Early Childhood Investigations Webinars)

Kathy Ligon: Founder & CEO, Hinge Brokers


Talking to Children About Coronavirus

Blog (PBS): Talking to Your Kids about Coronavirus

Blog (KidsHealth): Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to Talk to Your Child


Learning Activities for Children and Their Families

Age of Learning

Age of Learning, which offers programs like ABCmouse, is supporting schools and teachers by enabling them to provide at-home access to their leading educational programs to their preschool through 8th grade students at no cost.

Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari

This educational and interactive resource is brought to you by the Cincinnati Zoo, and will be livestreamed on Facebook at 3 p.m. ET every weekday.

Healthy Children

Here are 10 no-cost, screen-free activities to play with little ones. These classic games are so simple and easy to play, yet still allow children to be imaginative and creative.

Story Online

Reading aloud to children is key in early education and sparks an interest in reading at a young age. When you need a break from reading to the kids, try Storyline Online’s YouTube channel. Storyline Online presents celebrities reading your favorite children’s books.


GoNoodle guided videos integrate movement and mindfulness into the day and are fun and interactive. From yoga flows to silly songs and dances, kids are sure to love this creative resource you can use in the classroom and at home.

PBS KIDS Daily Newsletter

PBS KIDS’ new weekday newsletter offers activities and tips you can use to help kids play and learn at home.

PBS KIDS Video App

The PBS KIDS Video app gives kids and parents access to thousands of free videos, including full episodes and clips from top PBS KIDS series. Stream the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel on the app for free (no subscription or login required).

PBS KIDS Games App

Play free learning games with your favorite PBS KIDS characters anytime, anywhere. PBS KIDS Games features top shows, including Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Wild Kratts, Super Why, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, Dinosaur Train and more.

Doodling with Mo Willems

Mo Willems invites you into his studio every day for his lunch doodle at 1 p.m. ET. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together.


Prodigy is a free, curriculum-aligned math game loved by over 50 million children in grades 1‑8 and used by over 1.5 million teachers.

Mystery Science

To help educators during this time of coronavirus, Mystery Science has pulled its most popular science lessons and is offering them for anyone to use for free. No account or login is needed.

Khan Academy Kids

Khan Academy Kids is a free, fun, educational app with thousands of activities and books for young children ages 2-7.


If you have any additional resources you’d like us to share, please send us an email.

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