Mayor London Breed and SF Recreation & Parks Manager Phil Ginsburg visit with children at the emergency child and youth care center at the Hamilton Recreation Center.

Mayor London Breed and SF Recreation & Parks Manager Phil Ginsburg visit with children at the emergency child and youth care center at the Hamilton Recreation Center.

SFUSD’s Resources for Distance Learning

SFUSD is committed to helping parents and guardians provide a distance learning experience that provides each and every student quality instruction. You do not need to recreate a school day at home - just try to create an environment for your child(ren) to learn and be engaged.

SFUSD Digital Backpack

The SFUSD Digital Backpack is a collection of tools that have been vetted for safety and privacy. Backpacks are personalized for each SFUSD student based on their school and grade. Click the button below to learn more about the Digital Backpack, including instructions to access your child’s personalized backpack.

Learning Resources for Families

Talking with Children and Youth About COVID-19

Parents, guardians, caregivers, and staff who work with children and youth can help lessen their own anxiety, and that of the young people in their lives, by learning all they can about COVID-19 and modeling healthy behaviors. Reinforce basic things kids know and understand: use proper hand washing techniques, get a good night’s sleep, protect your immune system. Make time to read the articles and watch the video posted below together with the young people in your life, and discuss them.

Bookmark this page: SF.Gov

SF.Gov is the place to go for everything you need to know about the City & County of San Francisco’s response to COVID-19. This page is updated regularly and includes the latest information about services and resources for everyone who lives or works in San Francisco.



SFUSD Resources for Families Page

Get information about what to do while SFUSD schools are closed for COVID-19. Includes family wellness resources, where and when to access free meals, information about how to stay in touch with the school district, and more.

Resources for Families of Children with Disabilities

DCYF grantee Support for Families of Children with Disabilities has created a comprehensive guide of local resources that are available during the COVID-19 outbreak for families of children and youth with special needs.

Families, service providers, and disability advocates in San Francisco have started and are continuously updating a Google doc full of resources for children and youth with special health care needs. Also includes resources in Spanish and Chinese.

Resource and Curriculum Guides

DCYF, our City partners, Community-Based Organizations, and many others have been hard at work putting together resource and curriculum guides for parents, caregivers, service providers, and the general public. It has been touching to see so many different communities come together to share ways that we can support each other during these challenging times. We are truly all in this together, and we are grateful for your support. Visit the links below to access various guides, and visit the links at the bottom of this page for DCYF’s content-specific Curriculum Resources.

Wide Open School

Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids, curated by the editors at Common Sense. The goal: help make learning from home an experience that inspires kids, supports teachers, relieves families, and restores community.

The Ultimate Guide for Working from Home with Kids

Parents around the country helped create this excellent, searchable guide of enriching activities for children ages 0-18 (and beyond!) to keep kids engaged while parents are working.

Institute for social emotional learning: tips for distance learning

The team at The Institute for Social and Emotional Learning created and curated ideas to address social and emotional needs that students and educators are experiencing during school closures. We love their REALM process: Rituals, Energize, Appreciation, Lighten, Mindful.

Creative Arts

Get ideas here about how to encourage and nurture the artistic side in all of the children and youth of all ages.

Outdoor Recreation and Physical Activity

Get up and moving, get outside, and have fun doing it! Find fun games, find a park near you, and much more.

Language Arts & Literacy

Lesson plans for fun and interactive literacy activities, resources for free books, games, toolkits, and more.

Social-Emotional Learning and Wellness

Resources for understanding, teaching, and incorporating social emotional learning and wellness practices.


Get in here if you’re looking for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math ideas. Activity guides, toolkits, games, math activities, maker resources.


Catch all for so many cool things: social-emotional learning and wellness resources, bulletin board ideas, crafts, history curriculum, educator connections, and much more.