COVID-19 Information and News
Talking to Kids about Coronavirus
If you have any questions or concerns, our Mental Health and Disabilities Manager, Eric Mucha, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tip Sheet for Families
- Video for kids about social distancing
- Pandemic Infographic
- Helping Children Cope with Stress
- Maryland Public Television PBS resources
In these unprecedented times, MRDC Head Start Health Services would like to keep our families informed about COVID-19. We would like to continue supporting our families with any health concerns during this time. Remember that we can contribute to keeping these numbers low by following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines on slowing the spread of the virus. Testing can be conducted only by appointment at specific locations once you have obtained a referral from a healthcare provider. This article covers the latest locations and procedures. Also check Maryland's Coronavirus website for updated information and procedures.
For assistance with enrollment or other concerns with the healthcare system, please contact bilingual navigator Claudia Sanders with Maryland Health Connection at 443-966-2615.
Para asistencia con la inscripción u otras inquietudes con el sistema de salud, comuníquese con la navegante bilingüe Claudia Sanders con Maryland Health Connection at 443-966-2615.
If you have any concerns regarding COVID-19, you can reach the Health Manager Tosha Johnson via email at email@example.com.
Guidance for Parents
- A child's financial development
- The importance of play
- Managing anxiety for you and your kids
- How to stay organized with kids in the house
- Building Resilience
- Importance of Routine
- Creating Routines
- Getting Your Child a Good Night's Sleep
- Suggested Daily Schedule
- Conservamom list of websites for kids
- Toilet Training Article 1
- Toilet Training Article 2
- Toilet Training Instructional Video
Free Food Locations
Use this very helpful interactive website to locate food resources nearest you.
MRDC Nutrition Information
During this time at home, there are lots of fun and healthy ways for families to be together in the kitchen! Here are few ideas to get you started:
- Homemade Teething Biscuits
- Cooking with Kids - Why It's Good for Them
- Two-Ingredient Watermelon Gelato
- How to Make Frozen Banana Yogurt Pops
- Kids' Cooking Activities
- 18 Recipes That'll Help your Kids Learn in the Kitchen
- 25+ Ideas, Recipes, and Tips for Cooking with Preschoolers
- Preschool Snack Recipes
Easy and Quick Recipes:
Also, Head Start is collecting family recipes so that we can compile a recipe book for all of our Head Start families. If you are interested in participating, please send recipes, cooking tips, child cooking activities, etc., to Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Activities with Kids
Activities To Go Kits are available at Cecil County's contactless pickup locations, while supplies last: Cecilton, Chesapeake City, Elkton, Rising Sun and Perryville. Themes change weekly!
Links for Free Online Learning Resources
Distance Learning with Class Dojo
Class Dojo helps you and your child communicate and stay connected with your child's teachers. If you still need to be added to our Class Dojo list, please email email@example.com and you will receive an invitation from your child's teacher to get the connection started!
Your Healthy Teeth
Many dental offices are now scheduling in-person appointments:
Harford County Dental Clinic
Main Street Dental Havre De Grace Office
Choptank Community Health Systems:
Now is not the time to forget our routines. See the flier below for important information about toothbrushing and the coronavirus!