Dear community partners,
Please find attached a family-friendly flyer in English, Spanish and Chinese on COVID-19 information and resources in San Mateo County. It is also available on the San Mateo County Office of Education family resources page. This flyer was prepared by the San Mateo County COVID-19 Child Care Response Team and synthesizes the critical information and community services available for families with children ages 0-18 in San Mateo County who are struggling as a result of COVID-19. It uses simple language, is easy to read, and contains QR codes to enable quick access to websites. We encourage broad distribution of this flyer to the families you serve. Please consider creative ways you can get this information to families during this time!
As part of the Response Team and the San Mateo County Office of Education’s (SMCOE) efforts, we also wanted to make you aware of the opportunity to utilize the Ready4K text messaging intervention. This evidence-based program originated out of Stanford University and provides 3x/weekly text messages to families on activities to do at home to support children’s learning. The messages are short, bite-sized, easy to understand and available in English, Spanish and Arabic. They are customized to children’s ages from 0-9 years, so are appropriate for your families with birth – third/fourth grade children. SMCOE currently administers Ready4k in San Mateo County.
Between now and June, SMCOE can support organizations to launch Ready4K for enrolled students up to 9 years of age. Organizations can join the SMCOE account or open their own account; both options are free. During the next three months, a dedicated phone number is also available as part of Ready4K to push out COVID specific information and resources via text message. Please contact Diana Harlick at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Alternatively, parents can self enroll through our new Ready4k San Mateo County portal at http://www.bit.ly/Ideas4Kids.
Thank you for supporting children and families in our community!
SMC COVID-19 Child Care Response Team Partner Organizations
Build Up for San Mateo County’s Children
Child Care Coordinating Council (4Cs) of San Mateo County
Child Care Partnership Council of San Mateo County
Community Equity Collaborative
County of San Mateo
First 5 San Mateo County
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
Peninsula Family Service
San Mateo County Office of Education
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Additional information here: Flyer