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Early learning information: Covid-19

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The ACT Education Directorate is providing up-to-date information on Covid-safe practices in schools.

If you have concerns about your child at school it's important to raise the matter with their teacher. Council has tips on raising concerns here and the ACT Education Directorate also has a contact form for enquires. Alternatively, please contact Council’s This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

For concerns about your child’s health visit ACT Health for information on what to do if you suspect you or someone in your family may have COVID-19.

The following information is provided for parents and carers of preschool and junior primary children.  

Resources for parents and carers

What to do, who to call and where to get reliable information regarding Covid-19.
Coronavirus and children in Australia and symptoms and testing in the ACT.

ACT Education Directorate website.

Keeping safe online 

The implications of increasing screen time can be worrying. These resources from the eSafety Commissioner provide fundamental strategies to ensure safe online experiences for children. 

Shared agreements help children (and adults) to self-regulate their time online. This excellent family tech agreement is simple for the whole family to complete together.

School community 

Relationships are a key element to support children's learning and wellbeing. Help maintain children's relationships by prompting them to keep in touch with friends. The school P&C association may also run networking events.

Looking after your wellbeing

Lifeline Australia 

Parentline offers free telephone and face-to-face confidential counselling services to parents and carers. 

The parenting and family support centre of the University of Queensland resources and podcasts for parenting in a pandemic.

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