April 1, 2020
The Chesapeake Children's Museum is closed until
further notice as a precaution against COVID-19.
Greetings from a Social Distance!
Welcome to our first ever
EMAIL ONLY newsletter

As hard as it is to accept our new reality, CCM is closed for the time being and we truly miss you.

Meanwhile you can visit scheduled "virtual" events at these children’s museums and find plenty of other online activities suggested by our fellow members of the Association of Children’s Museums.  

There are also: zoos and aquariums to visit online,
ebooks, music, and movies from Anne Arundel County Public Library,
online activities and parenting resources from Chesapeake Family Life,
online concerts by children's musicians from all across the wide world,
read-alouds by members of the Screen Actors Guild,

Please suggest more stay-at-home activities through CCM's Facebook page!
Happy Earth Day!
50th Anniversary: April 22, 2020
Celebrate with fresh air and sunshine
and remember your Social Distancing . . .
hug a tree instead!
Plant a garden. Compost kitchen scraps.
Watch the clouds. Take a nature walk.
Recycle more. Donate your cast offs.
Conserve water. Conserve electricity.
Did you know?

The discovery of soap, at least 3,000 years ago, altered human history. Soapy water carries dirt and germs away from clothes, dishes, and your skin. Soap was used by physicians to fight disease in Rome starting about 2,000 years ago. 

How does soap work? Ordinary soap is made from 3 simple ingredients: animal fat or vegetable oil, ash left over from a wood fire, and water. A molecule of soap has two ends – one end attaches to water molecules and the other end attaches to anything with fat in it which includes many types of bacteria and viruses, including COVID-19.  

One drop of ordinary soap, diluted in water, is sufficient to rupture and destroy a coronavirus particle.  Warmer water helps the soap to do a better job of dissolving virus particles.
Benny Beaver - left
Rubbing your hands with a washcloth, or just one hand with the other, helps to push the germs off of your skin. Slowing the spread of COVID-19 is in our hands!
$25 Summer Family Membership
Unlimited admission to CCM for immediate family June 1 through Labor Day
Increases to $30 if purchased after June 1, 2020.
 
$75 Basic Family Membership
Unlimited admission to CCM for immediate family for one year
Increases to $85 if purchased after June 1, 2020.
$125 Reciprocal Membership
½ price admission to participating museums for up to 6 people 

$200 Funded Family
Reciprocal benefits for you plus a free Basic Family Membership to CCM
for a local family in need.

NEWS FLASH:
The CARES Act treats donations to non-profits in 2020 as "above the line" for a $300 donation from an individual taxpayer, or $600 if you file jointly.
Webinars in April for Parents and Childcare Professionals

Monday, April 13: Stress with Children
Wednesday, April 22: Self-esteem of the Preschool Child
Tuesday, April 28: Why do Children Misbehave?

All classes are 6 pm-9 pm. The cost is $38 per person. Approved by MSDE.
Presented by Deborah Wood, Ph.D. Register with Arundel Child Care Connections

All Our Children

We live by each other
and for each other.
Alone we can do so little.
Together
we can do so much.

-Helen Keller
June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968
First deaf-blind person to
graduate college
Advocate for the rights of the disabled
Choose CCM on
Amazon Smile!
Support CCM with
your stay-at-home shopping.
(instead of amazon.com) and choose CCM as your charity.
Amazon will donate to CCM at no extra cost to you.
COVID-19 Community Resources
Anne Arundel County Public Schools provides take-home meals on weekdays for ages 2-18, no income requirements, no application process, at 60 locations.

Anne Arundel County Dept. of Health provides updates on information and services regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Follow us on Facebook
Check out CCM's Facebook page for activities to do while you are Social Distancing with your family.

Share your photos and videos.
We can't wait to see your smiling faces!

Volunteer of the Month
I'm Alison Jessie, a longtime resident of Annapolis. I have joined the team at CCM helping out with the marketing and social media.

Volunteering at CCM lets me help spark curiosity and engage children and families in ways that shape their lives forever. I am able to use my professional expertise to promote CCM's exhibits, educational experiences and hands-on activities.

To learn more about my professional experience in marketing, social media and events please visit my profile on LinkedIn.
Thank you to our supporters:
Chesapeake Children's Museum
26 Silopanna Rd.
Annapolis, MD 21403