Distance Learning – Additional Resources for Parents
Family Support Options
Babysitting, Nannies, and Child Care
- UrbanSitter (in-person & virtual babysitting): urbansitter.com
- *50% off implementation fee for Sequoia clients
- Bambino (in-person & virtual babysitting): https://www.bambinositters.com/
- Care@Work (family care solutions): https://www.care.com/careatwork
Virtual Tutoring for K-12
- Trilogy Mentors (virtual summer camps, education, tutoring): trilogymentors.com
- GetAnswersNow.com (clinicians for daily, personalized autism support)
- Wyzant (private 1 on 1 lessons with expert instructors of your choice)
- Public Libraries (check out your local library’s website as many offer or partner with third parties to offer free tutoring!)
- Outschool – live, small group classes. They have a corporate partnership model where you pre-load a wallet of funds and can designate a per employee amount to use.
- Education.com | Pre-K through 5 – With thousands of teacher-crafted learning activities that sync up with the school year (materials for online and offline learning and work).
- Phonics Hero
Virtual or At-Home Education and Learning Services
- abcmouse.com (early learning academy)
- EPIC (35,000+ online children’s books): getepic.com
- LittlePassports (project subscriptions delivered monthly): littlepassports.com
- KiwiCo (science and art projects, delivered): kiwico.com
- Vooks (animated children’s books): vooks.com
- Audible Stories for Kids: Instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet https://stories.audible.com/discovery
- Tynker (coding for kids): tynker.com
- Education.com (thousands of teacher-crafted learning activities)
- Owl Crate (monthly book club subscription) : owlcrate.com
- Scholastic Learn at Home has daily projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. For kids from preschool through grade 9.
- NASA STEM Engagement (Students can build an edible spacecraft, train like an astronaut or build a rocket that can be launched from their own backyard.)
- For kids ages 13 and up, The New York Times is offering daily and weekly writing prompts based on different topics and types of media, including photos and illustrations. And you can access all New York Times content for free with a library card and PIN.
- ABCya! (Provides educational games and activities for school-aged children. The games on the website are organized into grade levels from pre-kindergarten to Sixth grade.)
- Storyline Online (streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.)
Family Support (Food Delivery, Cleaning, Support)
Virtual Field Trips
Attractions and museums are closed for now, but you can visit many virtually.
Zoos + Aquariums
Museums + Culture