COVID-19 Information & Resources

The following are resources to help families, children and communities in California cope with and understand the COVID-19 pandemic and response. For local information, please go to your county First 5 website

Resources for Children and Families

The Stay Play Grow app by The Early Learning Lab is designed to support parents and caregivers of children 0-5, providing resources in English and Spanish across a range of areas, including children’s learning and development; self-care strategies; and health & safety guidelines, including how to talk to children about the current health pandemic and racial justice crisis. Available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Guidance from the State

A new state website dedicated to COVID-19 information is available here.

  • Western States Join California’s Scientific Safety Review Workgroup to Ensure Safety of COVID-19 Vaccine [READ MORE]
  • Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Suspend Standardized Testing for Students in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak [READ MORE]
  • Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Protect Ongoing Safety Net Services for Most Vulnerable Californians During COVID-19 Outbreak [READ MORE]
  • Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order to Allow Timely Delivery of Vital Goods During COVID-19 Outbreak [READ MORE]
  • California Releases New COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools [READ MORE]
  • Governor Newsom Signs Emergency Legislation to Fight COVID-19 [READ MORE]
  • Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Protect Renters and Homeowners During COVID-19 Pandemic [READ MORE]
  • California Issues Directive to Fight COVID-19: Seniors and COVID-19 vulnerable residents directed to home isolate [READ MORE]


Click here to see more information and updates from Governor Newsom’s office.

Local information from many California counties is available here

See your local city and county websites and social media pages for more local information.

Other Resources

Click here for recordings of the First 5 Learning Collaboratives, which feature peer-to-peer dialogue on a variety of pandemic-related issues in the early childhood field.

For further guidance and information, visit the California COVID-19 website here.