Emergency, informational and educational links for parents and children affected by COVID-19.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: All Nest Child Care and Parent Institute locations are closed due to Covid-19 and Governor Whitmer's Stay Home Stay Safe Executive Order. If you are an essential worker looking for child care please contact us at and we will assist you in finding suitable child care during this crisis. Otherwise, until we are able to resume to normal child care operations; continue to stay home, stay safe, and stay healthy. The following resources will support you through this crisis and we will continue to stay connected with you through personal contact, HiMama and through our website and other social media outlets.

If you or anyone in your family is in need of emotional support during this difficult time, SAMHSA, a national mental health organization, is offering a disaster distress hotline available to you at any time.  This is a 24/7,  365 day-a-year crisis counseling and support hotline to support those of us experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters, including Covid-19. If you have concerns about emotional well being or substance abuse please call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect to a trained crisis counselor. For more details; click here.

Emergency Resources

Learning At Home

Be sure to check out our Learning Links and Raising Readers Bookclub for more learning at home activities. The following resources are intended specifically to provide resources and activities for children and families that are sheltering in place during this pandemic. If at any time you have questions or are seeking additional learning ideas and activities please contact us.

  • Detroit PBS Kids Daily Newsletter - Sign up for daily learning needs of families and caregivers with children at home.

  • Pinkalicious Party App - In this Pinkalicious & PeterrificTM app, children use their imagination and creativity to plan and design a party with Pinkalicious and her friends. The Pinkalicious Party app reinforces the arts curriculum with open-ended experiences that let kids explore the visual arts, music, and the creative process of art-making. 

  • Highscope at Home - Helping families continue early childhood education at home. Activities for ages 0-5.

  • Big Beats for Young Peeps by HighScope - Beats for Young Peeps is filled with culturally diverse, age-appropriate music tracks to support children’s movement and development.

  • Detroit K-12 Learning Packets - Learning packets for all ages.

  • Learning About Health Emergencies - A health emergency brings many changes and much uncertainty for young children and their families, but there are things we can do to face each day with optimism and hope. We can practice healthy habits like handwashing and coughing into the bend in our arm. We can offer comfort, connect with, and care for others safely. And we can keep learning and growing at home through everyday routines and simple activities. The resources and activities on this page can help families cope during challenging times.

  • Healthy at Home - A Toolkit for Supporting Families Impacted by COVID-19 with weekly tools, resources and activities.

  • Helpful Tools for Parents - Helpful resources, tools and events throughout metro-Detroit for families.

  • Families Learning at Home - A daily schedule of online fun & learning! Visit animals, watch live science experiments, hear stories and more! Updated daily.

  • Safe  Kids Worldwide: Now, more than ever, parents are relying on Safe Kids for tips, videos and other resources to protect their kids.


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