shelter in place resources
A fellow parent in the Berkeley Lab's HR department put together this Google Sheet of family/kid friendly websites, activities and healthy recipes.
Family Conflict Is Normal; It’s the Repair That Matters - Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley
How to Set Up a Remote Learning Space for Your Kids - Wirecutter
Helping Children With Pandemic Grief - New York Times
A Guide for Working (From Home) Parents - Harvard Business Review
How Working Parents Can Support One Another - Harvard Business Review
Balancing Work and Elder Care Through the Coronavirus Crisis - Harvard Business Review
Two Parents. Two Kids. Two Jobs. No Child Care. - New York Times
4 Ways Your Company Can Support Working Parents During COVID-19 - Great Place to Work
Why working parents need extra support during coronavirus - Benefit News
5 Easy Ways to Give Your Employees Emotional Support During Difficult Times - Great Place to Work
Outschool - Live Online Classes and Camps
Kahn Academy - Nonprofit organization offering online learning
Parent Lab - free, evidence-based online parenting courses
If you have a middle or high school student looking for personalized help with math, science, English, or history homework, sign up at the Lab's K-12 site for an hour-long session of homework help over Zoom. Bookmark the calendar. Sign-ups start Friday, April 24.
UC Scout provides the full range of courses needed for admission to UC and CSU, known as the A-G requirements, plus 26 Advanced Placement classes. It was created to ensure all California students could get the classes they need to be eligible and competitive for college, even if their high school didn’t have those offerings.
For those with kids at home looking for educational activities to do while sheltering in place, check out the resources complied by the Berkeley Lab K-12 Outreach team.
The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. They have curated a list of COVID 19-realted resources on topics such as: parenting tips, autism, anxiety, ADHD, discipline and more.
Berkeley Parents Network (BPN) is an online nonprofit network for parents who live in the San Francisco Bay Area. BPN was founded in 1993 as a mailing list for student parents at UC Berkeley and has grown by word of mouth to include more than 30,000 subscribers from all over the Bay Area. Parents use BPN to get advice from other parents, and exchange recommendations for childcare, schools, classes, camps, and other local services. It is free for local parents to subscribe. BPN also accepts paid Community Subscriptions from schools, camps, childcare providers, and other kid-related services that want to publicize their programs on BPN.