KBTC is here to help you and your family feel supported during these challenging times. Here you can find tips on how to continue supporting your child(ren) with at-home learning, different ways to offer comfort, and more.
This year families have been hit with new school routines, social distancing, and working remotely or a lot less. Whatever your situation may be, it could be a lot to navigate.
These resources are options to remind you that you are not alone. You are enough.
Check out the resources below! They may be useful for your family or a family you know.
FREE meals for Tacoma residents through
June 30, 2021-
Any student 18 or younger can get free breakfast and lunch packs five days a week through June 30, 2021.
How to pick up meals-
Students can pick up meals from 11am to 1pm, Monday- Friday.
Baker, First Creek, Giaudrone, Gray, Jason Lee, Mason, Meeker, Stewart, and Truman middle schools
As well as scheduled stops on 33 routes through district neighborhoods
Students, parents or guardians can pick up meals.
*Meals are also available to any students attending school on campus.
Click here for a detailed weekly menu from Tacoma Public Schools.
KBTC Community- Coronavirus
Coronavirus: We're All In This Together
Along with fear and uncertainty, the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic is spawning a plethora of rumors and misinformation. KBTC is here to point you toward credible sources of information during this difficult time.
Meanwhile, please remember to wash your hands, avoid contact with others (stay at least six feet away), stay at home if you are sick, and contact a medical professional to get tested if you have symptoms. If you are out and about please be safe and wear a mask and continue to stay at least six feet away from others.
Basic Needs and Financial Assistance
Family Support Centers across Pierce County now offer Diaper Bank services.
Updated list of operating Food Banks in Pierce County.
- Nutrition program for women, infants and children (WIC)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides temporary cash for families in need.
Locate where you can get local flu vaccines with insurance or free of cost.
Additional Tips, Webinars, and Resources
Dealing with your child's health can be challenging and sometimes scary. Arthur and his friends are here to help with games, videos, and resources designed to help keep your family safe and strong. Arthur Family Health covers topics supporting Asthma, Peanut Allergy, Nutrition, Resilience, and Fitness! You can also find more resources that can help educate your child on Cancer and Oral Hygiene.
How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus:
How You and Your Child Can De-stress During Coronavirus:
Parenting During Coronavirus:
Indoor Activity Ideas:
PBS KIDS Family Night:
Sesame Street Healthy Habits Playlist:
Sign Up for Upcoming Webinars!
Thursday, January 21st- 5:30pm PST - Save the Children Network Legislative Session Kick Off
The SCAN community is ready to be the political voice for kids. With your help, we can protect and preserve essential programs. Learn how you can be a champion for children in 2021 at this one-of-a-kind advocacy training
Monday, January 25th- 3:00pm-4:00pm PST - Engagement Team Meeting
The Engagement Team leads the communication, marketing, and promotion of special projects and programs, and plans monthly partnership meetings and additional learning opportunities to support Project Child Success partners. (Zoom Meeting ID: 114 661 550, Passcode: 114596)
Tuesday, January 26th- 9:30am-11:00am PST - Advocacy Team Meeting
Join Project Child Success and the Advocacy Team as they work towards educating the public and fight for systems and policies that support children and families. (Zoom Meeting ID: 824 4342 0060, Passcode: 377237)