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.

Fit to Learn Physical Activity At-Home Tracker

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

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Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 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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Social Emotional Learning for Home & School

This resource can help increase positive relationships and build in time for addressing well-being and mental health needs with your students. Created by Class Catalyst & Mindful Practices. Available in Spanish.

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Chicago Public Schools Grab and Go Meal Sites Interactive Map

This Chicago Public Schools interactive 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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Chicago Run Family Fit Kit

Chicago Run believes running and fitness are critical to the physical and mental health of our young people and communities. The site offers family fitness ideas and at-home resources to stay healthy and active during COVID-19.

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Guia para prevenir la propagación de COVID-19 en las escuelas públicas de Chicago

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) reabrieron edificios escolares para el aprendizaje en persona.

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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 …

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Yoga + Geometría

Encuentra y dibujes los triángulos mostrados en cada pose. Creado por Mindful Practices.

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Yoga + Geometry

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Movimientos / Poses de Yoga divertidas y simples

Para el hogar o la escuela. Creado por 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 Catalyst & Mindful Practices.

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El Juego de Ejercicio Instrucciones

Vídeo / instrucciones en inglés y español.

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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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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 warm-ups, games, and cool-downs live on its Facebook page.

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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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