As the public health crisis surrounding COVID-19 continues to unfold, Family SPEAK has gathered important information and developmentally appropriate resources to support children and families to promote the well-being of everyone. Here's what you will find below:

  • Community-wide supports for families
  • Resources for emotional well-being, child and family health, learning at home, and nutrition - scroll through to find those best suited to your needs. Sesame Street in Communities is listed first due to the wide range of topic available.
  • Links offering Spanish translation are noted (ENG/SP).

Visit . Over the next week, the resources below will find a home on our website and be easily accessible from the home page. While you're there, take a look at the rest of our resources including our Community Resource Directory !

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Note to Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers: We recommend an adult view any video included on our links prior to viewing it with children.
Pikes Peak United Way | Care & Share | Lunch Program
Call 2-1-1 for Information & Referral
Free & Bilingual! Trained information specialists staff the hotline from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday - Friday, using a comprehensive database of thousands of resources including federal, state, and local government agencies, private nonprofits, as well as faith and community-based organizations. By directing people to the right resources and preparing them for their visit, 2-1-1 promotes higher assistance success and decreases frustrations.
Those in need of food assistance can locate their nearest food pantry by visiting   Care & Share .
For a full list of locations and times for free food for children during school closures, click HERE .
Health | Emotional Well-Being | Learning | Nutrition
Sesame Street in Communities offers TONS of resources that help kids (and parents!) with what matters most in young lives: health and wellness, social-emotional skills, and school readiness. You'll find age-specific articles, videos featuring your Sesame Street favorites, activities, and printables perfect for learning at home.
Emotional Well-Being
Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being
Children are more vulnerable to the emotional impact of traumatic events that disrupt their daily lives.
A Toolkit for Supporting Families Impacted by COVID-19
ReadyRosie (The Creative Curriculum) has developed a free toolkit with topics including: Prevention & Care, Emotional Well-Being, and Learning at Home.
COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness
This video features Nefertiti B. Poyner, Ed.D., as she helps her 5-year-old daughter understand why her school was closed and her activities were canceled because of COVID-19.
Child & Family Health
Learning at Home
Supporting your child's learning at home will be a constantly evolving part of your role as children are at home rather than their school or care setting. Click the logos below to learn more about early learning, creating a environment that supports learning, and how to adjust to new routines!
We're all being challenged by shopping and the availability of our "go-to" items at the store. Check out these resources for supporting your child's nutritional needs!
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