For parents and children

This is a very difficult time for parents. On this page, you will find ways to get the information, help and support for you and your children.

For parents

School re-openings

Schools in the USA are re-opening, but the schools are choosing different ways to teach students:

  • In some school districts, students will go back to school for in-person learning. There will be new rules at school about distancing, hand-washing, and wearing masks.
  • In other places, children will not to go to school in person. They will stay at home, and teachers will help them online. The schools call this distance learning.
  • Some schools may use a mix of distance learning and in-person learning. For example, students may go to school two days a week and study at home for the rest of the week. The schools call this hybrid learning.

This page has updated information about how schools will open in every state. Plans may change again once school starts. Keep checking for new information with your school.

If your child’s school is opening but you do not want your child to go to school because of COVID-19, ask your school if you can choose distance learning.

Advice for parents with children at home

The CDC has this advice for parents:

  • Remain calm and reassuring.
  • Make yourself available to listen and to talk.
  • Avoid language that might blame others and lead to stigma.
  • Pay attention to what children see or hear on television, radio or online.
  • Give children information that is honest and accurate.
  • Teach children how to stay healthy.
  • Help children stay active – take them for walks and bicycle rides, and encourage indoor exercise!

For children

Here are some things you can show your children on your computer or mobile device.

This information comes from trusted sources, such as UNICEF, Save the Children, the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. USAHello does not give legal advice or medical advice, nor are any of our materials intended to be taken as legal or medical advice. 

Do you have more questions about support for parents and children? You can ask@usahello.org.