COVID-19 Resources for Chicago Parents

We know this is a challenging time. With schools closed, learning moved online and families asked to stay at home, Healthy Schools Campaign and its partners are committed to providing resources to support parents in Chicago. 

We’ve included some resources below to help parents keep their kids active, engaged and safe during this time at home. While many of these resources are from Chicago-based groups, that doesn’t mean parents across the country can’t modify and use them.

In-Person Learning Resources for Parents and Caregivers at Chicago Public Schools

Is my school taking the right steps to keep students safe? Read Healthy Schools Campaign’s essential resource for expert answers.

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Recursos de aprendizaje en persona para padres y cuidadores en las escuelas públicas de Chicago

Marzo 2021 | Después de casi un año del cierre de escuelas y de aprendizaje a distancia debido a la pandemia mundial del COVID-19, las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago (CPS)…

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Making Connections Backpack – Prevention Institute

The Making Connections Backpack is a resource library from Prevention Institute for those engaged in building a gendered and community-level approach to improving mental wellbeing among men and boys. The…

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Yoga + Geometría

Mindful Practices

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Yoga + Geometry

Mindful Practices

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Movimientos/Poses de Yoga divertidas y simples para el hogar o la escuela

Mindful Practices

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Fun and Simple Yoga Sequences for Home or School

By Mindful Practices

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Aprendizaje social y emocional el hogar & la escuela

Este recurso puede ser un comienzo para aumentar las relaciones positivas y construir el tiempo para abordar las necesidades de bienestar y salud mental con sus estudiantes. Creado por Class…

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Social Emotional Learning for Home & School

This resource can be a start to increase positive relationships and build in time for addressing well-being and mental health needs with your students. Created by Class Catalyst & Mindful…

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The Exercise Game Instructions / El Juego de Ejercicio instrucciones

An instructional video with Spanish subtitles is available.

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The Exercise Game Video

Instructions and recording sheets are available in English and Spanish. Instrucciones en inglés y español.

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Alliance for a Healthier Generation COVID-19 Resource Hub

Healthier Generation provides free, evidence-based resources to support the physical, social, and emotional health of children and their caregivers. Here you will find a selection of these resources designed to support parents and educators in reducing stress, eating healthy, moving regularly, getting quality sleep, and more.

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Big Green Homegrown

Big Green’s new online hub and weekly email series full of fun and educational activities for kids and families.

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National Association of School Psychologists and National Association of School Nurses: Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19

This resources available in English and Spanish helps parents talk to their children about COVID-19 and manage their feelings.

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Chicago Public Schools Grab and Go Meal Sites Interactive Map

Chicago Public Schools Grab and Go Meal Sites Interactive Map: This map provides the locations and hours of sites where parents and children can pick up meals. Each child gets a bag with breakfast and lunch for three days. Children do not need to be CPS students.

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Playworks Play at Home

This free resource provides a library of videos, games and activities families can play at home. Each of the activities meets CDC requirements of social distancing and limited equipment. Playworks is also hosting a morning warm-up (11 a.m.), a midday game (1 p.m.), and an afternoon cooldown (3 p.m.) Monday-Friday live on its Facebook page.

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Chicago Run Family Fit Kit

Chicago Run is posting a live video each day, featuring the Chicago Run coaches; running family fitness challenges; and sharing ways families can celebrate together after physical activity.

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Common Threads Common Bytes digital learning platform

Common Threads is providing its digital learning platform for free. This platform provides students, parents and educators ways to learn about food and learn how to cook food.

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Fit to Learn Physical Activity At-Home Tracker

We created this poster to help students track physical activity, recess and brain breaks at home.

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