COVID-19 Resources: Education & Childcare

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The Mayor’s Office of Education has a list of available resources for those who needing assistance, learning resources, food distribution locations, childcare options, and information on free wifi or hotspot access.

View the Mayor’s Office of Education’s list of COVID 19 Learning Resources.

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In response to the challenge of essential workers finding child care, the Mayor’s Office, including the Mayor’s Office of Education and the Mayor’s Office of Resilience, partnered with the Houston Endowment and the Harris County Judge’s office to develop a child care solution during this COVID-19 pandemic.

As of this morning, essential workers can register for child care and for financial support  online at FindChildCareNow.org.

Read the full news release.

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While the Houston Public Library is closed, they do offer a variety of online resources, including tutoring, story time, gaming, and craft time! Check out their online resources for kids.

The Mayor’s Office for Adult Literacy also supports Access to Adult Literacy Resources During COVID-19 Crisis. Learn more.

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Students in Pre-K through 12th grade can now access free, educational PBS daytime programming.

As part of the Houston Public Media’s mission to ensure that all kids have access to free educational resources at home, TV 8 is offering broadcast programs and accompanying digital educational resources that adhere to Texas Curriculum Standards and provide continued At-Home Learning.

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Extend learning at home with daily inspiration and activities from the Houston Children’s Museum.

We want to keep minds going! Everyday we have a line up of LIVE activities to engage, inspire and educate your children.

Sign up for the museum’s e-newsletter to receive a daily schedule directly into your inbox.

Enjoy learning at home with our educators?  Explore our database of FREE curriculum based activities and videos.

If you missed one of our Daily Virtual activities, you can see them all on the museum’s website.

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We miss having you in our halls but are excited to offer digital museum experiences right in the comfort of your home. With school closures and people staying home, bringing science to you is more important than ever. Dive into our online collection with video archives and virtual tours, connect with our social media and dig even deeper with Beyond Bones.

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Each weekday, we’re hosting an 11:00 a.m. CST Facebook Live to bring the Zoo to YOU! We will be sharing daily updates of what our furred, flippered, and feathered friends are up to and how our zookeepers are caring for them while we are closed. Follow along and check out the fun at-home-learning activities below!

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Space Center Houston offers a wide range of virtual learning experiences for the everyday explorer to be a part of what’s happening now in space exploration.

Anyone can compete in a new series of challenges through the Innovation Gateway community science initiative. This series is dedicated to offering opportunities to provide useful solutions to further space exploration and humanity. Winners from multiple age categories will be featured on the center’s social media pages. To participate visit, spacenter.org/innovate.

Experience the virtual Apollo 13 mission exhibit in celebration of the mission’s 50th anniversary. Daily new content continues on its social media pages, plus weekly blog series including Mission Mondays, Trivia Wednesdays and the new “History Up Close” video series featuring an insider look at the museum’s extensive artifact collection. Experience an online video archive of two years of Space Center Houston’s monthly Thought Leader Series, presented by UTMB Health. Tour the museum from home. Download the Space Center Houston free app for augmented reality, videos and audio stories about the future and historic feats in human space exploration.

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The Houston Museum of Fine Arts has launched a virtual museum experience to share the MFAH with audiences around the world. Tune in via social media and subscribe to MFAH emails to access the art collections and selected exhibitions, film screenings, art-making activities, recorded lectures, artist’s talks, and more, available here and through Google Arts & Culture.

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