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Tips & Resources for Families Sheltering In Place

How to Learn From Nature

With many kids in the Bay Area learning from home and spending an unprecedented amount of time in front of screens, getting outdoors is more important than ever. We offer some wonderful ways to tap into the incredible healing power of nature without leaving your own neighborhood.

Boo on Zoom

Halloween will not look or feel as it has in the past due to Covid-19 restrictions. But with some creative thinking, you can still make this holiday special. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Building Resilience in Kids

Parenting through a pandemic can feel like an extraordinary responsibility. Her are reliable ways to help kids of all ages manage uncertainty and learn resilience.

Protecting Your Family From Wildfire Smoke

How to stay safe outdoors and indoors when the air quality is bad.

Homeschooling Lessons From a Traveling Family

Eight months before the COVID-19 outbreak, this Mountain View family traveled to 41 countries over 54 weeks while homeschooling the kids. What they learned can help you!

Family Field Trips During the Pandemic

As most Bay Area students head back to class in distance learning mode, school field trips seem unlikely for the foreseeable future. Luckily, there are lots of Bay Area venues for family outings that are educational and fun.

Starting School Healthy in a Pandemic

Mask-wearing, check-ups and other important health topics for starting the new school year.

Are Pandemic Pods the School Solution?

Known as pandemic pods, micro schools, learning bubbles and other names, do-it-yourself small groups of learners have rapidly taken off as most Bay Area schools are returning to class online. But the pods have also come under fire. Here's why.

How to Support Your Child This School Year

Our Dear Teacher columnists offer advice on how to make the most of online learning.

Creating Your At-Home Classroom

Learn more about the role of sensory development in the classroom and find tips for how to set up a classroom at home that helps with online learning challenges.

Keeping Your Student Mentally Healthy

A new digital therapy platform, based in San Francisco, aims to connect children to psychiatrists, therapists and coaches, and offers free online parenting classes that help with many of the issues related to raising children during a pandemic.

Models for California School Re-Opening

In "Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California’s Public Schools," the California Department of Education provides some suggestions for on-site school schedules with social distancing and safety in mind.
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