Helpful Links for Families
Food Availability Resources
- Noble Network
- Chicago Park District
- Chicago Public Schools
- While schools are closed, CPS will provide our students with healthy meals. CPS families can pick up free food boxes at any CPS school, with the exception of Vaughn Occupational High School and Sheridan Math and Science Academy, that will contain three days of breakfast and lunch for every student in the household. Food pick-up will be held outdoors, and Safe Passage workers will be on their normally assigned routes while families are getting meals. If you need assistance, please call the CPS Command Center at 773-553-KIDS (5437) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- South Suburban Cook County Food Assistance
- Spectrum Internet for Students – Call: 1.844.488.8398
- Comcast Essentials
- CPS Educational Enrichment Packets Pre-K-12
- Learning at Home
- Answering your toddler’s questions about coronavirus
- 123 Homeschool4me: Get printable worksheets and other resources for homeschooling.
- ABC YA: ABCya provides over 400 fun and educational games for grades Pre-K through 6.
- All Kids Network: Get worksheets, craft ideas, printable dot to dot, hidden pictures and more.
- Ascend Math: Ascend Math offers math instruction for kindergarten to 12th-grade students. The platform will be free until the end of April.
- Giant list of Ideas for being home with kids: It is a pretty giant list of all kinds of ideas for kids to do from art projects to making ice cream to gardening.
- GoNoodle: GoNoodle has games to get your child moving.
- Highlights Kids: The place for children of all ages to play games and discover new jokes, surveys, answers to science questions, and fun crafts and recipes.
- Into the Book: Elementary school students can practice reading comprehension.
- Little Twisters Yoga & Emotional Wellness: Don’t forget your child’s emotional health. What about yoga?
- National Geographic for Kids: Look for games, videos, lessons and “cool stuff.”
- PBS KIDS daily newsletter: Sign up for a free daily newsletter from PBS KIDS.
- Readworks.org: Reading comprehension is the goal of Readworks.
- Scholastic Learn at Home: Scholastic Magazine is offering four learning experiences each day.
- Science Friday: Elementary to high school students can get lessons in physics, chemistry, earth science and biology.
- Seussville: These activities, crafts, and printables provide hours of Seussian ideas to engage your child in playful learning.
- Star Fall: Math, reading, art and music is available for students in kindergarten through third grade.
- Storyline Online: Where the world’s best storytellers inspire a love of reading in children.
- Switcheroo Zoo: Make new animals, play animal games, solve animal puzzles, take a guided tour, and join a zoo quest.
- The FAB Lab: Watch STEM videos with Crazy Aunt Lindsey.
- Toy Theater: A fun website with math, art and reading games.
- Vizzle: If you have a child on the autism spectrum you can get specialize lessons from Vizzle.
- VOCEL AT HOME: Follow VOCEL on Facebook and Instagram for activities and tips to support you and your child’s development.
- You can draw: Jarrett Lerner is posting activity pages on his website which you can print out and enjoy. Lerner is the author of “EngiNerds and “Revenge of the EngiNerds,” as well as the forthcoming “Geeger the Robot” early chapter book series and the author-illustrator of the “Hunger Heroes” graphic novel series.
Virtual field trips
Continue learning with your child by virtually traveling the world through Google Arts & Culture. Other places you can virtually visit include: