(2020, April) | Useful for sharing with families and others involved in schooling children at home.

As schools across the country and around the world are closed in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, parents everywhere are searching for reliable, easy-to-understand resources to support their children’s learning at home. The IRIS Center has created a new module specifically for parents to address this urgent and growing need. Parents: Supporting Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic offers practical tools and easy-to-implement strategies to help:

  • Clarify what is and (perhaps just as importantly) what is not a parent’s role during school shutdowns
  • Prepare for at-home learning
  • Support your child’s learning
  • Promote your child’s social and emotional well-being
  • Support your child if he or she is struggling or has a disability

More, the module includes practical, real-world tips and strategies for:

  • Keeping up with what a child is expected to learn
  • Creating and sharing learning spaces in what are often crowded living environments
  • Reducing distractions and other obstacles to learning

Parents: Supporting Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic can be accessed free of charge on the IRIS Center’s website. Access the learning module at: