Updated: June 2020
- Church Imagined Gathering, The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle (Bishop's Letter)
- CDC Considerations for Schools (Updated May 19, 2020)
- CDC Guidelines for schools and preschools/childcare centers
- TEA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Guidance
- HHS New Emergency Rules for Child Day Care Providers - Effective June 25, 2020
- Whitehouse CDC Reopen America Guidelines
- Houston Health Department
- SAES Guidelines
- NAIS Guidelines
Resources for Parents
- Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus
- Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus
- Stop the Spread of Rumors
- COVID-19 Vocabulary Guide
- Guided Meditation for Children
- How to talk to an anxious child about coronavirus
Activities for Students
- 100 Ideas for Montessori Early Childhood Students at Home (courtesy of St. Joseph Montessori School faculty and AMS).
- 100 Ideas for Montessori Elementary Students at Home (courtesy of teacher Michelle Jacob and AMS).
- Audible Stories. Free audiobooks for small children and teens for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Environmental Education Program. Visit the Environmental Education playlist featuring 5 videos co-produced by AMS and Nature’s Classroom Montessori School in Mukwonago, WI. These lessons are built around the Early Childhood curriculum but will delight all ages. (Added April 8, 2020)
- Find Your ‘Virtual Park’ with the National Park Service. Online platform with digital opportunities to engage with the parks through multimedia galleries, webcams, virtual tours, and more.
- Indoor Activities from Motherly.com. Montessori-inspired ideas to keep children entertained while inside.
- The Learning Network. Free resources for bringing the world into your classroom, from The New York Times. Includes daily writing prompts using Times journalism.
- National Emergency Library. Over 1.4 million books are now available through this digital library. Sign up for a free account (from anywhere in the world) and get reading! (Added March 31, 2020)
- National Geographic Kids. Games, puzzles, books, videos, crafts and more to engage children around science and adventure.
- Virtual Museum and Art Gallery Tours. The Guardian shares breathtaking and interactive tours for cultural experiences from around the world. (Added March 31, 2020)
Source: American Montessori Society