Parenting During Coronavirus Local resources to help parents stay informed and connected with their community

Parenting During Coronavirus

Life in D.C., Virginia and Maryland has changed dramatically in just a short period of time, and we can expect even more changes to come. Parenting during coronavirus is different than it was before: Suddenly, we’ve been asked to become our children’s teachers while attempting to telecommute. We want to help those in our community who are struggling without neglecting our own needs. It can all feel overwhelming.

To help parents navigate this uncertain time, we’ve compiled a list of local resources to keep you informed and connected during the COVID-19 crisis.

We will be updating this list regularly, so please continue to check back. If you have information on important resources for parents or ways that families can help their community, please email our editor PJ Feinstein at [email protected].

Entertaining the Kids

Ideas, activities and lesson plans to help you get through day.

30+ free online resources for parents

Things to do with your kids at home

Mindfulness practices to do with your kids

Weekend FAMILY fun

Working from Home

Working from home with kids

Taking Care of Yourself

Because the best way to support your children is to take care of yourself.

6 self-care apps you need right now

10 mantras to live by

Supporting Your Community

Is your neighborhood engaged in an effort to help others at this time? If so, let us know. Again, you can email our editor PJ Feinstein at [email protected].


  • Hook Hall is partnering with Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington to support restaurant and food service industry workers. Donate to the Worker Relief Fund here or learn how to donate non-perishables for Hook Hall Care Kits.
  • Use the Virtual Tip Jar to tip your favorite D.C. servers and bartenders.
  • Carine’s Bridal Atelier is sewing and delivering face masks to healthcare workers at local hospitals. Donate funds or supplies here.
  • Food it Forward, a partnership with Martha’s Table, provides meals for D.C. families in need from well-known area restaurants.
  • The Greater Washington Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund is raising and deploying critical resources to DMV nonprofits responding to the urgent health and economic needs to disproportionately impacted communities.


  • Learn which of your favorite Montgomery County restaurants are still open and offering takeout by joining Support MoCo Restaurants on Facebook.


  • Support local businesses and order takeout, deliver or curbside pickup from your favorite restaurant during “Virginia is for Restaurant Lovers Takeout Week,” from March 30 to April 5. Use the hashtag #VirginiaEatsLocal on social media to get the word out.
  • Donate to ACT Now COVID-19 Response Fund, established by ACT and the City of Alexandria, which provides emergency funding to nonprofits that are delivering critical services and programs to Alexandrians in need.
  • The COVID-19 Prompt Response Fund supports Arlington’s front-line organizations during this crisis.

Public Schools

All public schools are currently closed. Please check your school website for academic information as well as updates about meal service for students.

Alexandria City Schools 

Arlington Public Schools

DC Public Schools

Fairfax County Public Schools

Falls Church City Public Schools

Fredericksburg City Public Schools

Loudoun County Public Schools

Montgomery County Public Schools

Prince George’s County Public Schools

Prince William County Public Schools

To all of our readers, please stay safe and healthy! We are thinking of you during this time and will do our best to get you the information you need.

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