While you are at home as a familiy, we want your children to feel safe and stay connected to play-based learning. Explore these links for activities, stories, and videos that may add meaningful fun to your day together. Also, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
SCETV has modified the regular schedule three days each week, 8am-6pm. Educators and parents will have access to supplemental lesson plans and curriculum materials to facilitate meaningful use of the content. Have fun and learn with Daniel Tiger, Sesame Street, and more!
Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that promotes exploration and discovery as a way of learning, enabling children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills. This toolkit for parents with children birth - five years is updated weekly and is available in English and Spanish.
No library card? No worries! Click this link to find out how you can get a CCPL eCard to download or stream digital content for children and adults, like e-books, audiobooks, movies, tv, magazines, and more!
For as long as schools are closed, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Kids can learn a lot from observing animals, from what they eat and how they raise their young. This is a list with direct links to some of the best nature webcams - pandas, otters, jellyfish, birds, gorillas, and more!
These are links to tools that support whole-family needs, including resources for financial, socio-emotional health, technology, physical health, governement programs, and more.
CCFS Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership Health & Wellness Newsletter
This quarterly newsletter features important information on COVID-19.
SC Dept of Employment & Workforce
If your work is affected by COVID-19, you can apply for Unemployment Insurance. This process and these benefits are the same as applying for benefits if you lose your job through no fault of your own. Click on the link above for instructions that walk you through the registration and application portal.
Camscanner - mobile app that lets you scan by taking a picture
Need to scan a document and upload it to complete an unemployment or other application? Camscanner is a mobile app that lets you scan by taking a picture of your document, then save, archive, and upload files. The free version works great, but stamps all documents "Camscanner." The link above is to the app's website. Here is a link to the instructions for the premium version, which is free for all students and educators.
Information about CCPL Free Wifi
While CCPL remains closed due to the Coronavirus, the library’s Wi-Fi extends beyond the walls of its buildings, providing access to patrons in parking lot areas. Free Wi-Fi access is available from 10 am – 7 pm in the public areas outside of each of the 17 branches.
This site offers a free collection called “Weathering the Storm” that includes meditations, sleep, and movement exercises to help you find some space and kindness for yourself and those around you.
Parenting: Ways to Stay Sane at Home with Kids During Coronavirus...
Post & courier article with tips and links. "all this is just to say that family schedules during the coronavirus crisis are helpful, essential even, but need to be inherently flexible. I’m giving myself plenty of grace. You should, too."
This Child Care Aware site lists information about assistance from state and federal governement, insurance agencies, national food and nutrition, and more. It also has a hotine and chat feature for questions.