Community Resources and Learning Materials

Educational Resources

For infants - 12 months, 12 months - 2-year-olds, and 2 - 3 year-olds / Para infantes - 12 meses, 12 meses - años de edad, y 2 - 3 años de edad

Learn at home / Aprender en casa:

Activities at home / Actividades en la casa:

Public Resources

KHCC Resources


Grab & Go breakfast/lunch available for any student at the entrance of every DOE school building from 7:30am-1:30pm. More:

RSS-Riverdale Senior Services is giving out grab-and-go meals for seniors to pick up at the Center. If there are seniors in need of lunch or other services please let us know so we can help. Contact or call 718.884.5900

Find food at Food Bank For NYC

Child Care

Starting on Mon., 3/23, the DOE will open Regional Enrichment Centers (RECs) from 7:30am - 6:00pm, Mon - Fri, to provide options as you fight on the front lines against the spread of COVID-19. If your child is an NYC resident & you would like to enroll in one of these centers, please complete this REC Enrollment Form - For more info:


NYC Directives

Podcast on COVID-19

NYC United Against Coronavirus - Resources and Information

@nycHealthy: Please exercise caution and recognize that unless you have scheduled a test with the Department of Health, nobody will be knocking on your door to administer a test.

If there are questions or concerns about testing, please contact the NYS DOH Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065. 

Please be aware that people are knocking on doors pretending they are testing for the COVID-19 virus. Don't open your door as they are criminals impersonating health officials. Alert friends and family. Call 911 if they come to your door.

FRAUD & Victimization


Government Checks - Info

Free Internet Access (Note: Free internet access will be provided in May)

Internet Access - Free or Low-Cost Broadband for Students during COVID-19 

Many companies are offering free broadband packages to students (K-12 and college/university students).

  1. Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. 
  2. Spectrum/Charter also said it will partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of free internet, and it already offers a low-cost broadband service for low-income households. For students whose households do not qualify as low-income, regular rates will apply after 60 days. Spectrum has also said that it will not cut service to residential or small business customers who are unable to pay their bill because of coronavirus disruptions.  
  1. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Comcast is offering 2 months free to new Internet Essentials customers (its broadband service for low-income families) in response to recent and anticipated emergency measures associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376)- No contract required.  
  2. Comcast said it will launch two new features of the Internet Essentials program. First, low-income families who live in a Comcast service area can sign up as new customers to receive 60 days of free Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified households for $9.95 per month. In addition, the cable operator is increasing speeds for the Internet Essentials service from 15/2 Mbps (downstream/upstream throughput) to 25/3 Mbps for all new and existing customers, which will become the standard speed of the service going forward. To qualify for Comcast’s Internet Essentials service, customers must be eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, or SSI. Applicants can visit to enroll in the program; they may also call (855) 846-8376 for English or 855-765-6995 for Spanish. Comcast said it will send all new Internet Essentials customers a free self-install kit that includes a cable modem with a Wi-Fi router, with no term contract or credit check and no shipping fee.

  • Altice/Optimum COVID-19 response:  For households with K-12 and/or college students who may be displaced due to school closures and who do not currently have home internet access, offering Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household within our footprint.  
  1. "Keep Americans Connected" Internet service providers/cell/wireless and telecom companies are offering hotspots, increased broadband, and unlimited data. Signing FCC pledge during disruptions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Full list of participants is in the FCC press release.T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and many more. 
  2. The Federal Communications Commission said Friday that internet providers have agreed for the next 60 days to not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The companies will also waive any late fees and open their Wi-Fi hotspots to anyone in the country who needs them.
  • AT&T COVID-19 response: AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families. 
  • AT&T/Access program:  'Access' from AT&T will continue to offer internet data to qualifying limited income households for $10 a month. 

  • Sprint COVID-19 response:  Signed FCC Agreement Not terminating service if they are unable to pay their Sprint bill because of the coronavirus, and Starting on Tuesday 3/17, customers with international long-distance calling plans will receive complimentary international calling rates from the U.S. to countries. By next Thursday 3/19 Customers with metered data plans will receive unlimited data per month for 60 days (a minimum of two bill cycles) at no extra cost. To provide customers with an additional 20GB of mobile hotspot data per month. 
  • T-Mobile COVID-19 response:  Access to unlimited data to ALL current T-Mobile customers 60 days. Additional mobile hotspot data.  
  • T-Mobile EmpowerED program:  Offering Lifeline partners low-income more data, and increasing the data allowance for schools and students using this program over that same period of time. 

  • Cricket Mobile COVID-19 response:  Beginning March 14 will waive reconnect fees for customers who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 1-800-CRICKET (274-2538) or 611.

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DOE Support