Preschool Classes of 24 During the Pandemic? Yes, That’s Allowed Now in Colorado

Chalkbeat Colorado | Ann Schimke “The return to the usual child care group size rules reflects Colorado’s momentum toward reopening its economy and getting residents back to work, but stands in contrast to the state’s new rules on day camps for school-age children.” Colorado child care providers were given the go-ahead to expand group sizes…

Colorado Author Shows Kids How to Celebrate Their Birthday, Despite Quarantine

FOX21 News | Christina Dawidowicz “They find these beautiful, wonderful alternatives to what has been their norm and it becomes their new norm. And In its own way, it turns out better than what they could have imagined.” Colorado-based film-maker Mike Farrell and his friend Jacob horn stumbled into a fun idea: writing a children’s…

Douglas County School District Providing Huge Number of Free Meals

Douglas County News | Jessica Gibbs “And that was a record for us, and now to do 40,000 in one week, it’s just blowing our minds a bit,” said Jen Peifer, the manager of operations for the district’s Nutrition Services Department. The Douglas County School District (DCSD) gave out approximately 44,000 free meals during the…

Meet 3 COVID-19 Fighters at Children’s Colorado

U.S. News & World Report | Ruben Castaneda “As a result of the pandemic, telehealth has exploded throughout the Children’s Colorado system. The number of daily telehealth appointments has increased from roughly 100 to 1,000 a day.” Children’s Hospital Colorado has been a nationwide leader in the fight against COVID-19, and this article from U.S. News…

Unclear How Many MIS-C Cases There Are Among Children In Colorado

CBS 4 News | Jeff Todd “Had I have taken my son in today, with those same symptoms, I’m sure he would have been put into the intensive care unit. The amount of symptoms he had that lined up with what they’re saying now, they’re just too similar.” A recent health alert from the Centers…

Coloradans’ State of Mind: The Pandemic’s Impact on Mental Health

Colorado Health Foundation | Erica Snow & Jace Woodrum “To be sure, though, this crisis isn’t new. We’re losing more lives to mental health challenges than ever before, and the state of mental health in Colorado is worsened by the arrival of COVID-19.” The novel coronavirus is inching Colorado toward a mental health crisis, write…

Montessori Practical Life Activities to Use in the Home During the Pandemic

Institute for Child Success | COVID-19 Blog Series “Not only do your children take pleasure from these Montessori activities, these activities are also very good for calming busy children.” In this edition of its blog series dedicated to providing resources for managing the coronavirus pandemic, South Carolina-based Institute for Child Success offers activities for young…