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Homeschooling Resources During COVID-19

Release Date: April 16, 2020

With more than 124,000 schools closing to stop the spread of COVID-19, you may find yourself working as a teacher for your children. If you're new to homeschooling, here are some tips to help your kids learn:

  • Set up a space at home for your child’s learning. Consider rearranging furniture or using spaces like the dining room table. Keep all school work and materials in storage tubs that can be packed up at the end of the day. Use the same space every day to build a routine.
  • Be creative about what “learning” means. We’ve all heard stories of young adults going out into the world not knowing how to do the most basic household tasks. This is the perfect time for children to learn key life skills, such as cleaning, cooking, laundry, and pet care. You can introduce teens to financial literacy by including them in your checkbook balancing, budgeting, and online bill-paying.
  • Take advantage of available online resources, projects, and learning experiences:

Your Employee Assistance Program is here to help

Your Employee Assistance Program is available to provide support during these uncertain times. Your EAP provides resources to assist you and your family members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including counseling services. For more information, contact your Component EAP, or send an email to worklife@hq.dhs.gov.

Last Updated: 04/28/2020
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