Resources to support Delaware’s children, teachers, families and schools during the COVID-19 pandemic

Updated April 28, 2020

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has sparked much conversation throughout the world and has created opportunities for schools, teachers and families to respond in meaningful ways. Understanding the science behind how the coronavirus originated, spreads and ways to protect yourself are critical to helping schools, teachers and families talk with children about the facts behind coronavirus.  

A group of UD faculty members have compiled and vetted this list of external resources for teachers, schools and families to help facilitate these conversations to ensure the science is not lost in translation. 

The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the University of Delaware of the linked websites, or the information, products or services contained therein.

  • Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood: DIEEC COVID-19 Resources
  • NPR: Coronavirus Information Comic (Ages young children to adult)
    A useful resource for all ages developed with information from experts from the University of Illinois School of Social Work, LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, and the National Institute of Mental Health.
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital: How Germs Spread | Explaining the Science for Kids Video (2:04 min)
  • BrainPop: Coronavirus Video (4:11 min)
    Background on the shape of the coronavirus, how it’s contracted, and symptoms that can occur. Resources for following what is happening around the world regarding the virus.