COVID-19 Resources

Working together to provide support in the fight against COVID-19

We at the Wildflower Foundation are closely monitoring COVID-19 developments as they unfold. 

We stand with Wildflower educators and all educators who are supporting children and families in their local communities with such great care and compassion and making tough decisions that balance the needs of children, families and the broader community. 

We’re in daily contact with our schools across the country and working to provide direct support, be in community and quickly respond to needs as they arise on the ground.

If you’re a current parent at a Wildflower School and wondering about the status of your school, please be sure to check-in with your Heads of School for the most recent updates.   

We know these are stressful and uncertain times for children and families. Here are resources we hope you find helpful as you navigate this challenging time.

Matt Kramer
The Wildflower Foundation

How to prepare your family (CDC)
Talking to children about COVID-19 (Zero To Three)
Coronavirus and Parenting: What you need to know (NPR)
Speaking up against racism around the new Coronavirus (Teaching Tolerance)
Schools are closing for Coronavirus. Now what? (New York Times)
Social Solidarity: Embracing Equity During Times of Coronavirus Uncertainty (Embracing Equity)

Resources we're creating, curating and sharing

June 18, 2020

Montessori: Authentic or Keepin’ it real?

“Nobody’s life is safe...we are in mortal danger...people have to take to shelters...humanity itself is vanquished and enslaved.” -The Formation of Man, Maria Montessori  This quote, written by a great…
April 15, 2020

The Three-year-old’s Dilemma: The Search for Order Amidst Chaos

Plastered across the virtual pages of social media are parents' laments of three-year-old behavior gone awry. Parents and caregivers across the globe are fighting to maintain normalcy at home. What…
March 25, 2020

Join the Wildflower Medical Masks Project

Our rapidly changing new world is uncovering new challenges every day - as well as new opportunities to help and support one another in our neighborhoods and communities.   Over…
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March 22, 2020

Burning Toast is Learning

In homes around the world, parents are being asked to think about their children’s education in a new way - at home.  Parents, with plenty of other things to be…
March 17, 2020

A Care Package for Wildflowers

Meditations you can listen to or read A Lovingkindness Meditation - led by Sylvia Boorstein (7 min) This meditation is a great model for parents and kids to do together. …
March 17, 2020

Library of Home Learning Activities

Click here for a curated list of resources for learning at home that was shared by Wildflower Schools' support team members to our network of teachers. We are sharing this…
March 17, 2020

Notes from a Montessorian on Supporting Children & Families at Home

The following is a letter that was shared from Wildflower Schools Partner and long-time Montessorian, Castle O’Neill, to our school network.  The aim is to support parents and caregivers who…