Coronavirus Resource Hub for Families & Providers
Our team put together an extensive list of resources to help local families, childcare providers and early educators during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Each resource includes a link where you can find more information if needed. Check back often as we are updating these resources regularly.
- Tune in to the "Goodnight With Dolly" read-aloud series featuring Dolly Parton reading Imagination Library books every Thursday at 7:00pm through June 4, 2020 on >> Facebook Live.
Past Episodes and Activities
Local Programs & Services
- Student Meal Programs
- Cabarrus County Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
- Call for questions or to schedule an appointment: 704-920-1204
- Emergency Dental Care (Cabarrus Health Alliance)
- In response to COVID-19, all non-essential dental exams and procedures through the Cabarrus Health Alliance are postponed until further notice. These include regular exam, cleaning, treatment for cavities that are not painful and removal of teeth that are not painful.
- If you think you are having a dental emergency call 704-920-1070. Your dental team will review your symptoms and determine next steps. This may include talking with you about your symptoms on the phone, over video chat or bringing you to the clinic. You are encouraged to not go the emergency room
- Kannapolis City Schools - Remote Learning Resources
- Cabarrus County Schools - Updates & Resources During School Closure
- Local Resources From the Cabarrus Chamber
If you are a parent who provides necessary services to, or cares for, members of our communities and your child care has fallen through or is unavailable because of COVID-19 closures, call 1-888-600-1685 to be connected with the right fit for you and your child. At this time, representatives are available to assist you on weekdays between 8:00am - 5:00pm EST.
- Care options are for parents whose typical child care arrangements are unavailable due to school or child care closings and who cannot access other care.
- Options are available for infants up to children age 12.
- Local child care providers that have remained open
- Emergency childcare resources for NC essential workers
Staying Healthy & Active
- Healthy at Home: A Toolkit for Supporting Families Impacted by COVID-19 (ReadyRosie)
- Finding Ways to Stay Active at Home (Active Schools)
- Active Learning with Food Cards (Be Active Kids)
- Staying Healthy (Sesame Street in Communities)
- Healthy Me (PNC)
- Kaleidoscope Play & Learn
- Reach Out and Read Resources for Families
- K-12 Education Resources
- Remote Learning Activities (NC Office of Early Learning)
- Online Learning Tools & Resources (North American Association for Environmental Education)
- Keeping Your Children Learning and Engaged (EducationNC)
- At-Home Brain-Building Tips for Families with Children Ages Birth to Five (Child Care Aware)
- Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings
- Learn at Home Resources (Scholastic)
- BrainPOP Activities
- Spanish Children's Stories (The Spanish Experiment)
- National Geographic Kids
- ABCya! Learning Games & Apps for Kids
Reources for Parents
- COVID-19 Hotline for NC Families: Call 2-1-1 or 1-888-892-1162. The COVID hotline is for information about food access, shelter, child care, and more. You can also text COVIDNC to 898211.
- Pandemic-EBT FAQ
- Q&A: Pregnancy, Childbirth & COVID-19 (W.H.O.)
- Parenting in a Pandemic: Tips to Keep the Calm at Home (HealthyChildren.org)
- Simple Ways to Entertain & Boost Your Baby's Development at Home (HealthyChildren.org)
- Coronavirus Guide for Parents (UNICEF)
- Information for Pregnant & Breastfeeding Women (CDC)
- COVID-19 Guidance for Individuals & Families (NCDHHS)
- Helping You Keep Young Children Learning — At Home and in Child Care (Child Care Resources Inc.)
Resources for Child Care Providers
- Interim Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Child Care Settings (DCDEE)
- Child Care Aware of America Resource Hub
- Coronavirus Resources for Early Childhood Professionals (Zero to Three)
- Coronavirus Data/Infographics (Information is Beautiful)
- Guidance for Child Care Centers (NCDHHA)
- COVID-19: Resources for Families and Educators (Conscious Discipline)