KBTC is here to help you and your family feel supported. 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.
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.
How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus:
How You and Your Child Can De-stress During Coronavirus:
Parenting During Coronavirus:
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, parents, or guardians can pick up meals from elementary schools between 11:30am to 12:30pm and from middle schools between 10:00am tp 12:00pm, Monday- Friday.
For more information from TPS, click here.
Click here for a detailed weekly menu from Tacoma Public Schools.
Parents and Educators- sign up for upcoming webinars!
Tuesday, April 13th- 10:00am-11:00am - Partners in Action
Centers for Health Care Strategies webinar on Addressing Food Insecurity Among Young Children During the Pandemic: Innovations from Vermont and Washington State. Features Help Me Grow Pierce County partners leveraging early childhood systems and the Help Me Grow system model to address child food insecurity.
Friday, April 16th- 11:30am - Connections We Need
If you are a passionate youth development professional (early learning through 12th grade), please join the Wellness Campaign kick-off. Hear stories centered from young people and upcoming workshops lead by young people to equip providers around what they need from adults.
Thursday, April 22nd- 9:00am-11:00am - The Period of PURPLE Crying
The Period of PURPLE Crying begins at about 2 weeks of age and continues until about 3-4 months of age, and describes the time period when infants typically cry more than any other time. Christine Baker from Seattle Children's will be talking about what to expect from infant crying, normal patterns of crying and strategies for parents to take care of themselves during those sleepless nights. She will also provide resources and tips of how to share this critical information with families of newborns.
Wednesday, May 5th- 2:30pm-4:00pm - Project Child Success Partnership Meeting
Join Project Child Success and Leslie Dozono from WA Early Childhood Policy Fellowship to discuss and highlight the amazing work being done in strengthening the pipeline to early childhood leaders of color! In addition, continue with part 2 of the Liberatory Design series: Mindsets.
Upcoming partnership meeting dates: May 5th, June 2nd, July 7th, August 4th, September 1st, October 6th, November 3rd, and December 1st.
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 and Resources
Indoor Activity Ideas:
PBS KIDS Family Night:
Sesame Street Healthy Habits Playlist: