Summer Resources

Schools: 

https://frontlinechildcare.texas.gov/ A listing of open childcare services in Texas. 

https://gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/organization/opentexas/OpenTexas-Checklist-Child-Care-Centers.pdf


https://hopedayschooldallas.org/ Located near Parkland hospital. Formerly Oak Lawn UMC Preschool.

http://www.community-school.org/ Re-opened Monday, May 18, 2020.

https://www.mchs-dallas.org/index.php I think is open or opening.


https://www.ymcadallas.org/reopening I have heard that YMCA is offering summer camps, but their website is not reflecting that yet.

https://www.ymcadallas.org/locations/school_age_services/emergency-ymca-childcare


Programs and Camps: https://dallas.momcollective.com/summer-camp-guide-for-dallas-families/ a nice clearing house for all camps in Dallas. You do have to click through to see if information has changed.

https://jccdallas.org/jcc-covid-19-updates/#campupdates The JCC is doing camps later in the summer.


Educational Support

http://kids.kera.org/ has amazing educational resources for kids and parents.

http://dallaslibrary2.org/childrensCenter/kids/ Dallas Public Library has story time and librarians on call to help with any questions. Locations are closed, but virtual services are available.

https://www.klydewarrenpark.org/things-to-do/events/2020/storytimechallenge.html a fun daily storytime event.



The Home School Mom has a page with links to Texas Homeschooling Organizations. Many are faith-based, but there are some that are secular.

https://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/homeschooling-in-texas/homeschool-organizations-support-groups/

 

The Texas Home School Coalition has set up a special page for home schooling during Covid-19.

https://coronavirushomeschooling.com/

 

Articles:

 

What Curriculum Should I Use For My 4 Year Old? This article appears to be from pre-Covid as some of the suggestions talk about going to museums, but there is a lot of good information .

https://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/what-curriculum-should-i-use-for-my-4-year-old/

 

 

Tips for Keeping Children Engaged part 1 and part 2 from The Home School Mom blog

https://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/tips-for-keeping-children-engaged-part-1/

 

https://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/tips-for-keeping-children-engage

 

How to Homeschool Preschool There are a lot of good tips.

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https://blueandhazel.com/teach-preschool-home

 

Local Support Groups:

 

Homeschoolers East  From their website: Homeschoolers East (HSE) is a secular, inclusive, community based homeschooling group in East Dallas, Texas. We are a thriving group of families with a wide variety of homeschooling methods and philosophies who have been coming together for over a decade. The families of Homeschoolers East meet weekly to hold classes, gather in community, and support each other in our choice to educate our children in our own unique way.

http://www.homeschoolerseast.org/homeschoolers-east/about/

 

North Texas Home Educators Network This is a faith-based organization. You have to sign-up with them to have access to their list of support groups.

http://nthen.org/Resources/NTHENsignup/tabid/62/Default.aspx

 

Free and Reduced Cost Services

https://communityresources.dallascityhall.com/