Dial 211 or text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211 to get help with specific questions regarding COVID-19 or access mental health support. 211’s 24/7 phone, text, and chatlines are a safe space for anyone who is going through a hard time, having thoughts about suicide, or just needs to talk.
SpringFour is available on Stand's website and connects you with services and assistance in and around your zip code.
Virtual Learning Opportunities
Sign up to receive a daily text from FASTalk with a fun, age-appropriate activity (available in 100+ languages).
The Louisiana Department of Education has put together a guide for early learning at home.
ABC Mouse is a resource for early learners that’s being offered for free for 30 days.
Kahn Academy is offering free online courses and lessons for math, science, and the arts for all ages, plus test prep for the ACT/SAT.
The Louisiana Virtual Academy is a free, open, virtual classroom hosted by teachers who are donating their time and expertise to keep Louisiana (and any other states) learning.
PBS Kids is free and offers an amazing collection of valuable learning resources covering an impressive array of topics.
Math Games is a fantastic resource for practicing math skills; struggling students may need an adult for support.
Learnzillion has a free version with standards-aligned lessons and videos for math and English, all grade-levels.
Crash Course Kids is a YouTube channel for kids that explores science.
Stand for Children Louisiana LEAD Fellow and Pre-K educator, Kacy Patin, is releasing frequent videos and guided lessons for little learners
Additional Educational Enrichment Activities
Noggin, Nickelodeon's learning service for children ages two and up, is offering 90 days of free access to their content including read-aloud e-books, learning games, songs ideas for off-screen family activities, and more.
Sign up for a free 90 day trial of Noggin, educational activities for preschoolers.
Twelve museums are offering free virtual tours.
Complete list of companies offering free subscriptions due to school closures.
Scholastic offers fun daily activities for kids.
Download 113 coloring books from museums.
275+ enrichment activities for children at home.
BroadwayHD is offering free 7-day trials for unlimited Broadway plays.
Take virtual tours of monuments around the world with Google Arts & Culture.
Take a virtual tour of The Louvre in Paris; the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.; or The Museum of the World, a project of the British Museum.
Virtually tour National Parks of the United States with Google Earth.
Check out the Live Cams of the San Diego Zoo and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Free mindfulness classes for kids.
Kanopy offers free access to documentaries and short films through participating public libraries, colleges, and universities.
School nurses and administrators from throughout Louisiana can call (504) 837-6670 on weekdays from 7am to 11pm and weekends from 8am to 8pm to speak with skilled nurses staffing the Children’s Hospital New Orleans Hotline for School Wellness and Virtual Care in partnership with the LDOE.
Sign up to teach a course through Louisiana Virtual Academy.
Zoom is offering free Basic conference accounts for schools affected by Covid-19.
First Book Marketplace provides Open eBook, a resource for low income students and families to access thousands of ebooks.
Google's education blog includes free resources from Google during school closures.
The Louisiana Department of Education has released toolkits, guidelines and resources for educators and school systems for continuous education.
Education & Childcare
US Department of Education’s Guide to Serving Students with Disabilities during Covid-19.
LOFSA's Q&A for seniors and postsecondary students affected by Covid-19.
FAQs about Covid-19 from the Louisiana Department of Education (includes assessments, data, teacher leader summit, etc.)
Click here for a flowchart on how to apply for Childcare Assistance Program (CCAP).
Early Education Centers may fill out the LDOE’s Center Interest Form for In-Home Care.
Information about emergency childcare for essential workers in Louisiana from Agenda for Children.
View the LDOE's guidance for early childhood communities and providers.
The LDOE's guide for childcare (including link to page with site availability) for critical personnel.
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