COVID-19 Resources for Parents & Caregivers

NEWS & 
ESSENTIALS

Skagit County Public Health

Skagit County specific information related to COVID-19.

Skagit County COVID-19 Video Series

Conversations on social distancing, testing, personal preparedness, the emotional impacts - and the many challenges we are facing.

Washington State

Latest news and guidance for complying with the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order.

World Health Organization

National updates on Coronavirus disease outbreak situation.

Center for Disease Control

Federal Government

MEDICAL & 
DENTAL

Resources related to health and wellness

Dentistlink.org

Dental providers in Washington have been directed by Governor Inslee to address emergencies and urgent dental care only. If you have an urgent need such as pain or infection, call or text

844-888-5465.

Medical Coverage

Insurance information including Medicare and telehealth.

If you are sick...

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Resource and Information Guide on COVID-19 and mental health.

PARENTS &

CAREGIVERS

Parent and Caretaker resources and recommendations

Washington Department of Health

How to talk to your family about COVID-19, how to reduce risk of infection, and coping with stress.

Child Mind Institute

Support for families including daily tips, managing anxiety, handling discipline and more.

Zero to Three

Tips for families on self-care, at home play, and talking about coronavirus with toddlers.

 

Coronavirus Resources & Tips for Parents, Children & Others

Clear, concrete tips for physically distancing while staying emotionally and socially connected.

Parent Academy

Virtual parent coaching (one-on-one or group seminars) to help you navigate these uncertain times.

Parent Trust

Parent Trust has curated a list of resources on a range of topics including stress reduction, activities, parenting classes and more. They also have a  Family Help Line -  call or email for support, resources, a listening ear, or any family related topic: 800-932-4673 or familyhelpline@parenttrust.org

Support for Couples
A resource for couples that provides four ways to stay strong during COVID-19 from Bellingham Couples Therapist, Connie Feutz.

What pregnant and breastfeeding women need to know about COVID-19

WA State Dept of Health

Pregnancy, birth, and caring for your baby with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

March of Dimes

What pregnant women need to know about COVID-19.

 

Center for Disease Control

Information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 and how it impacts pregnancy and breastfeeding.

United States Lactation Consultant Association

Best practices for breastfeeding baby during COVID-19 outbreak.

Pregnancy and Birth Preparation

Parent Trust is offering a variety of online courses including: 

Fern and Foster Family Wellness

Prenatal Yoga, Lactation Lounge, and Life with Baby classes in Virtual format scheduled throughout the week
 

Tips and tools for teaching your kids at home

Vroom

Add learning to mealtime, bathtime, bedtime, or anytime with 1,000+ fun, free activities.

Common Sense Media

Learning at home and homework help.

Sesame Street

Content you can use all day long to spark playful learning, offer children comfort, and focus a bit on yourself, too.

Kindermusik

A full musical library of Kindermusik songs, themed playlists (e.g., naptime, mealtime, weather), Instrument Play designed to help little fingers try out new instruments and mix sounds, A video library with kid-friendly crafts, recipes, and more. 

Resources for essential workers who are in need of childcare

Childcare Aware

Child Care COVID-19 Communications, Response and Referral Center.

Call 1-800-446-1114 to speak with a Child Care Referral Specialist.

EDUCATION

PREGNANCY & BREASTFEEDING

CHILDCARE

ENTERTAINMENT

Tips and tricks for keeping kids entertained during quarantine.

Children's Council of Skagit County

Activities and resources to help inspire ideas for engagement and play!

Skagit Kid Insider

A list of virtual events and things to do outside in Skagit County

WELCOME BABY

Pregnant or have a newborn?

Welcome Baby will deliver a resource bag to women in their third trimester or families with a newborn. Call or text

360-922-2644, or email for more information.

PARENT SUPPORT

Ways to connect with other parents and professionals...virtually.

Parent Support Group

A parents group every Wednesday at 11:00 AM to 12PM

Parent Cafe

A parents group every Friday from 11:00am to 12:00pm.

BASIC NEEDS

Information on food resources and other basic needs 

School District Meal Programs

Student Lunch Support Programs offered by school districts in Washington State.

Contact

We'd love to hear from you - please send us an email and we'll get right back to you.

You can write to us at:

PO Box 451, Burlington WA 98233

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