Today, we are announcing the launch of the Stay Play Grow app — a comprehensive new tool that we designed at the Early Learning Lab to support parents and caregivers during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.
The free app offers parents and caregivers a one-stop source of quality resources across these key areas in English and Spanish (under Recursos en Español):
- Support for children’s learning and development, including simple activities to help children learn through play at home
- Self-care strategies for parents and caregivers
- Information on how to get help meeting essential needs, including, food, shelter, diapers, and more
- Trusted health and safety resources, including how to talk to children about the ongoing health pandemic and racial inequality crisis
In a survey we conducted with 1500 parents, we found that parents are ‘overwhelmed’ with the amount of information they receive and also feel there is a lack of ‘reliable’ resources that help them engage their children and stay healthy.
We developed this tool to help ease the unprecedented burden so many families are facing by curating trusted resources for them to support their children’s healthy development.