21st CCLC Programs

The Virginia Department of Education has developed a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document to assist school divisions and grantees during the COVID-19 pandemic.It includes information from the VDOE COVID-19 website as well as 21st CCLC-specific questions that may be helpful to grantees.

VA 21st CCLC FAQ

Additionally, for those wishing to apply to the competitive grant program the deadline has been extended to May 1, 2020 at 4:00 pm

VPOST Pandemic Response Newsletters

If you have resources to share, contact Christine Jones Monaccio, Professional Development and Quality Coordinator, at Christine.jones-monaccio@v-post.org.

VPOST Favorite Educational Resources

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General and Multi-Subject

  • PBS Resources for Lessons and Activities for Emergency Closures: PBS LearningMedia producers and educators have come together to curate a special collection of resources organized by grade and subject area. Find videos, lesson plans, and activities that support learning at home. Create a free account to save and organize content.
  • National Center for Family Learning (NCFL): NCFL has developed out-of-school time resources tailored to COVID-19. With a suite of resources, we especially love Wonderpolis. Each day, the site invites visitors to explore an intriguing question about the world around us. Each Wonder of the Day® includes a series of fun and engaging online and offline activities. Activities can be completed In as little as 30 minutes a day is translatable into more than 60 languages.
  • CHoR Defenders vs COVID-19 Coloring Book: The Children's Hospital of Richmond has put together a team of experts in infectious diseases, child and adolescent psychiatry, and child life to develop a free, printable coloring book that can be used as a source for education, amusement and a mental health check-in for kids and parents/guardians.

Social-Emotional Learning

  • Kid-Grit: The Kid-grit educator guide: KNOWLEDGE IS POWER offers social-emotional learning directly corresponding to the COVID-19 crisis. With a foundational approach to holistic SEL, this 5-10 hour activity guide focuses on mindfulness, body awareness, community and connection, and digital and social media awareness.
  • Soar with Wings: Social Emotional Skills for School & Life an educational program created to equip educators with digital resources focused on social and emotional learning.  The offerings for both educators and families provides free standards-aligned learning activities that incorporate academics and fun while building social and emotional skills with grades K–5.
  • WagiLabs: Have you ever had an idea that would make the world a better place? Then, WagiLabs is for you! WagiLabs is all about bringing your Ideas for Good to life. Doing good to help people, animals, and the environment. WagiLabs graduates are called Kidpreneurs. Kidpreneurs use curiosity, compassion, and courage to come up with ideas to solve challenges in their community and in the world.Learn more about their current Kidpreneur Challenge going on now!

STEM

  • Flying Classroom: The Flying Classroom is a STEM program that promotes STEM learning through global expeditions which contains over engineering design challenges. The founder and leader of the Flying Classroom, Captain Barrington Irving is conducting fun STEM activities using common household items. Flying Classroom Live Sessions on Thursday afternoons from 2:00pm-2:45pm EST Join us at https://zoom.us/j/990688667 Flying Classroom Live Sessions Thursday evenings from 6:00pm-6:45pm EST Join us at https://zoom.us/j/242134007
  • Old Dominion University (ODU) Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center (VMASC): Starting Thursday April 23rd, ODU VMASC will host a weekly series of engineering design challenge/STEM activity via webinar for education partners, teachers, K-12 aged students, and families LIVE! Audience will be K-12. For more info and to receive a link to the activities, materials/supplies, and complete the activity LIVE, e-mail Jessica Johnson at j17johnso@odu.edu.
  • STEM at Home: The SLECoP is organizing a series of webinars for parents, educators, school administrators and anyone who have students in their care. These webinars are intended to help them with practical tips they can employ for how to keep their children engaged and learning with STEM at Home. https://stemecosystems.org/stemathome/

 

Food Resources

  • NoKidHungry Virginia: NoKidHungry has launched a texting hotline to provide information about emergency food distribution sites in local communities. To find food near you text FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877.
  • School Meals Sites:VDOE was approved to feed children under the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Seamless Summer Option. The memo detailing the options to feed students, as well as a list of all approved meal service sites (as of April 8)
  • Federation of Virginia Foodbanks: Find information on local food banks.

Parent Resources

Virtual Outreach and Distance Learning

Family Outreach Sample Script: From Providence Afterschool Alliance in Rhode Island, this google doc provides sample scripts for participant outreach, and more

Virtual Tools

  • Google Voice: Educators that would like to reach out to youth and families, but not share their personal phone numbers can sign up for Google voice. This free service provides a U.S. telephone number, chosen by the user from available numbers in selected area codes.

Distance Learning Tips

  • Virginia Learns Anywhere: In an effort to support Virginia educators, VDOE created the Continuity for Learning (C4L) Task  Force consisting of teachers, leaders, and collaborating educational partners across Virginia. The C4L Task Force has prepared Virginia Learns Anywhere which reinforces much-needed structure while also empowering individual teachers to support students in learning remotely. The C4L Task Force encourages divisions to develop and implement continuous learning plans in partnership with local county health departments, families, staff, and local boards of education.
  • PBS Distance Learning Resources: View a variety of tips, skills and resources for transforming education to a virtual environmen, including a free pre-recorded webinar
  • Best Practices for Video Conferencing: Both Webex and Zoom offer Best Practices for video conferencing, which are concepts that can be applied regardless of platform.

Distance Learning Organization Guidelines

Small business and organization resources

Staffing and Employment Resources

Worker Compensation
Governor Northam announced several actions to protect working Virginians impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. They include: no waiting for unemployment benefits, enhanced eligibility for unemployment, including potential eligibility for workers who's employer needs to temporarily slow or cease operations due to COVID-19. Check out the FAQ's here. 
Professional Development:
With many employees at home due to closures, now is the perfect time to offer online professional development.
  • SEL for OST Educators: Mark your calendars, VPOST will be hosting two free virtual professional development days on June 2, and 9, 2020. We will explore Social Emotional Learning in the out-of-school time setting.