PPS COVID Information
PPS Pre-K Remote Learning Site
Child Development Resources
Activities for Family
- PPS PreK Remote Learning - https://sites.google.com/pps.net/prekremotelearning/home
- School Closed? Epic Can Help. - Learn - https://www.getepic.com/learn/freeremotestudentaccess/ - Free access to 40,000 books in multiple languages.
NAYA Youth Advocates - Provides quality case management and advocacy services to youth and families to support students’ successful high school completion
- How to Teach Your Child with ASD: A Visual Toileting Routine (Part 1 of 4)
- Potty Regression Swindell’s Center tip sheet for children experiencing potty regression.
- Potty Training Resources -English, Seattle Children’s Hospital
- Potty Training Resources - Spanish, Seattle Children’s Hospital
- Toilet Training Videos and Book Suggestions - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wgh5ZNO6aNnUmURDpuxoe-Yh6IG-L17V/view
- Bathroom Routine Spanish - Visuals - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SyvrZXwwgDR-LZNfTecmANn5Xh-Ky6OF/view
- Boy_and_Girl_Potty_Pics.pdf - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tCPaklAq7IfAx8Krv0kcGell-fKzlb4i/view
Disability Support Resources
- ODDS Family Support Program - If a family is eligible for services through the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services there are expanded supports available. Here is an example of some of the supports that are available. Family Support Program Resources - https://files.constantcontact.com/6f69215a701/b2d6b310-a331-4675-8dab-96b6154fc7d1.pdf
- Help Me Grow is here for you! is a free information and referral line through the Swindell’s Center that connects families with children ages 0-5 to child development information and parenting resources in the community. Support available in Spanish and English.
- Supporting your Child with ASD During School Closures - Columbia Regional Program is hosting a weekly online support group for parents and caregivers who have a student with ASD or related disorder. Here is a link for the training on 4/22 with additional training dates: May 6, May 20, and June 3 (each session requires separate registration).
- The following sources include more information on how parents and caregivers can get needed support and guidance from other families who have children with special health care needs.
- Autism Speaks has a variety of online resources available to support families and children during these challenging times. https://www.autismspeaks.org/covid-19-information-and-resources-families
- Resources for parents/families of students with disabilities during COVID-19.
- Free Webinars & Facebook Group Livestream for support (Wednesday at 2p and Fridays at 10a)
- PELE Center Family Resources with VideosThe Pele Center is putting out weekly videos and resources to help develop daily routines, to continue to promote learning and, to prevent challenging behaviors by keeping children engaged throughout the day. Videos and resources can be shared with families and new content will be updated weekly.
- Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ PreK ECSE program is developing videos to support parents, families and children in the home setting. Videos to date include introducing and using relaxation strategies, using visual schedules, incorporating choices into the day, transitions and defining physical space. PreK ESE Videos
Food Assistance and Resources
- SnowCap - http://www.snowcap.org/services.html
Food and diaper supplies available. SnowCap serves people who currently live east of 82nd and within Multnomah County so proof of address is required for every visit.
- Oregon Food Bank food pantry locator - https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/find-help/find-food/
- SNAP Food Assistance - The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program https://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ASSISTANCE/FOOD-BENEFITS/pages/index.aspx
- WIC info - https://www.oregon.gov/OHA/PH/HealthyPeopleFamilies/wic/pages/index.aspx
- WIC referrals: Refer a family to WIC or have them self refer at: https://multco.tfaforms.net/18
- OSU Food Hero - Great recipes, gardening tips and Facebook page for families.
- Northeast Emergency Food Program - https://emoregon.org/nefp/
Each family is given a box of produce, meat, and shelf-stable items with drive-by or walk-up hand-off.
- Meals 4 Kids - The Meals 4 Kids home delivery program delivers nutritious meals, milk, bread and fresh fruit directly to the homes of families in need each week on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Meals 4 Kids program serves qualified children and families within the City of Portland experiencing food insecurity who are also experiencing any of the following:
- Chronic condition or illness of caregiver or child;
- Lack of facility to prepare meals
- Lack of ability and/or transportation; to access food resources such as food pantries;
- Other barriers impacting access to food resources and/or ability to prepare meals.
- SnowCap - http://www.snowcap.org/services.html
Health & COVID-related Resources
- OHSU Coronavirus Statewide Hotline - Do you have questions about Coronavirus symptoms and care? If so, check with your primary care provider. If you don't have a primary care provider, call 833-OHSU-CCC (833-647-8222) and OHSU staff will answer your questions.
- The hotline is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. Multi-language accessibility through interpreters; does not ask for immigration status; insurance not required.
- Portland Fire and Rescue Prescription Delivery for Vulnerable Families - https://katu.com/news/local/portland-fire-rescue-launches-prescription-delivery-service-for-vulnerable-populations
- Portland Fire & Rescue's Meds on Wheels Program is a new program to pick up and deliver prescription medications to residents in the city. Portland Fire & Rescue is partnering with Multnomah County Aging, Disability and Veterans Services to offer community members a prescription pick-up and delivery service of vital, life sustaining medications.
- The program is intended to help people 65 and older and those with disabilities who are at a substantial risk of contracting the coronavirus if they leave their homes to visit a pharmacy to pick up their prescription.
- The service will be available to Portlanders during the time period of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's Stay Home, Save Lives executive order.
- To request the service, call (971) 288-7687 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Rent, Utilities, Wifi & Cell Phone Assistance & Resources
- Public Utility Commission : Oregon Lifeline - Help for wifi, utilities and cell phone service.
- Renter's Protection - Required form for protection, will be in place through June 30, 2021.
- Relief Fund for Agricultural Workers (Fondo de Cuarentena – Alivio Laboral de Oregon)