Back to School Resources

This school year brings a unique set of challenges for every family.  If you find yourself needing additional help in preparing for the coming school year with all of its challenges, parents/caregivers are encouraged to contact Carebridge Child Care Specialists for one-on-one support by calling 800-437-0911 or emailing clientservice@carebridge.com.  Einstein's code is 9F86J.

Listed below are resources available to you - some are free and others have a cost associated to them.  We hope you find this information helpful.  Click on a chalkboard below to find a topic of interest.  Continue to check back for frequent updates.

   
    
   

Additional Resources

  • Cap4Kids.org - Resources (Philadelphia) for children, includes sites for food, pregnancy/baby/toddler support, safe spaces and more
  • Public Citizens for Children & Youth (PCCY) - Toolkit for parents/providers to help kids during the shutdown - resources on health, nutrition, education, the arts and more.  This site has information for each county!
  • CDC - Back to School Planning: Checklists to Guide Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers
  • Outschool - Live online classes and camps.  Explore any interest over live video chat! Discover fun, social, and safe learning experiences ages 3-18 led by passionate teachers
  • Big Universe - K-12 digital literacy solution with thousands of leveled eBooks for all subjects, available 24/7, on any device
  • Stress Relief: Parenting During the Pandemic - Register to watch this pre-recorded Carebridge webinar
  • Parenting During the Pandemic Tip Sheet - Carebridge resource.  Advice from psychologists on the best ways to cope with the new way of life - and the new stressors - caused by the pandemic
  • New Jersey Child Care Subsidy Program - The New Jersey Child Care Subsidy Program helps income-eligible parents who are in school or working to pay for child care.  You can use your subsidy at any licensed, regulated, registered or approved child care or early learning program that accepts subsidy payments.  
  • How to Support Your Child for a Very Difference School Year - Includes tips, back to school and learn from home checklists, and other recommended articles.
  • Meals for Kids - USDA Meals for Kids Site Finder - to ensure that children who rely on free or reduced-price meals at school are able to get the nutrition they need, USDA is working with states to continue providing meals to students.  Usually, the rules require that children gather and eat their meals on site.  However, due to COVID-19, USDA was able to make temporary changes so that meals may be taken home, and parents or guardians may pick meals for their children if the state allows.  Families can use this tool to find directions to nearby sites as well as hours of operation and contact information.