Family Resources

The Baby Fold is committed to the health and wellness of children and families.  Here are some resources to stay healthy and happy at home as you navigate the Coronavirus pandemic:

Health Information:

McLean County Health Department COVID-19 Resource Page
CDC: How COVID-19 Spreads
CDC: COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment
CDC: COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
P.A.T.H. COVID-19 Resource Flyer
P.A.T.H. COVID-19 Resources

Activities to Keep Kids Busy at Home: 

Here are some resources to help keep children busy and give them some educational things to do.  These sites offer games, songs, counting, brain breaks, exercises, fitness videos, and so much more!

PBS Kids
Star Fall
Go Noodle
Get Epic
Highlights Kids
Scholastic

 

Cincinnati Zoo has live showings at 3 PM every day from their Facebook page OR you can watch them on YouTube.  Click here for some of their YouTube videos.

How to Talk to Your Kids:

Clinical Director of The Baby Fold, Dr. Rob Lusk reviews how to talk to your kids about the Coronavirus.  Click here to listen to the interview. 

Daniel Tiger teaches kids how to wash their hands, photo courtesy of PBS Kids.

PBS Kids has made it fun and simple for children to learn how to help stop the spread of germs.  Parents can click here to read an article about talking to your kids about the Coronavirus, and then explore many resources at the bottom of the article including videos, games, TV episodes, and apps from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Curious George, and Sesame Street.  Kids can sing along with Elmo or Daniel Tiger as they learn how to wash their hands or cover a sneeze. 

Food Resources:

School Street Food Pantry:

  • Will continue to operate
  • Volunteers will come in and stock food as necessary
  • Reasonable precautions will be taken
  • Students (from any local college/university with student ID) will still be able to pick up food on Friday afternoons (as well as from the Blessing Box outside, at any time)
  • 211 N. School Street
  • (309) 452-2096

McAllister’s Deli
Free sack lunch to any child from 11 am – 1 pm Monday through Friday.

Comcast Internet Essentials 
Customers who qualify for Internet Essentials will receive two free months of Internet service effective March 16, 2020.

  •  You are eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI and others.
  • You do not have outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than a year old. Families with outstanding debt more than one year old may still be eligible.
  • You live in an area where Comcast Internet service is available but have not subscribed to it within the last 90 days.

You may access the application here.