Healthy at Home Resources
for Chicago Public Schools

With Chicago students remote-learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as of Fall, 2020, CLOCC remains committed to supporting the health and wellness of children in Chicago Public Schools by equipping families, educators, and partners with tools tailored for this new reality. We understand that needs and challenges in virtual learning emerge daily, and that prioritizing Healthy CPS achievement, along with nutrition and physical activity programming, has become more difficult.

CLOCC has organized an easily-navigable database of resources to support educators and families working towards Healthy CPS. Tools are available in Spanish and English on a diverse range of topic areas (e.g. COVID-19, social-emotional learning, employee wellness, etc.) in addition to providing a tailored list of nutrition and physical activity resources. We understand that there is an overwhelming amount of information available to educators, so we have carefully chosen a select number of tools to highlight in each area.

To learn more about CLOCC’s work with CPS, please visit our Schools webpage and feel free to contact us if you have any

Topic areas:

COVID-19 in Chicago | OSHW/Healthy CPS | Virtual Learning | For Parents and Caregivers | Food Security | Healthy Recipes | Social-Emotional Learning | Nutrition and Physical Activity Curricula | Employee Wellness | Funding | Health Education

COVID-19 in Chicago

In this section, you will find a number of resources related to COVID-19, including city-wide health information, how to locate a testing site, sanitation, hygiene and social distancing guidelines for schools and childcare centers, resources for at-risk groups, and links to other public services specific to the pandemic.

OSHW/Healthy CPS

In this section, you will find a number of links to Healthy CPS guidelines and resources developed by the Office of Student Health and Wellness (OSHW).  

Virtual Learning

In this section, you will find different platforms, tools, and recommendations for enhancing virtual learning, including the CPS Guide for Schools Reopening 2020 and the link to Healthy Habits While Learning at Home from CPS.

For Parents and Caregivers

This section, specific to parents and caregivers, contains a variety of tools for those interested in supporting their child’s virtual learning, maintaining their family’s mental and emotional health, and learning more about effective family engagement and role modeling.

Food Security

In this section, you will find a list of food procurement sites and programs for families across the city, including resources from the Greater Chicago Food Depository and information on city and state emergency food distribution programs specific to students and their families.

Healthy Recipes

In this section, you will find a list of webpages developed by our partners that contain healthy recipes for snacks, drinks, meals, and desserts. Many of the recipes span different cultures and offer tips and tricks for working on a budget and/or with shelf-stable items.

Social-Emotional Learning

This section contains several tools for promoting the mental and emotional wellness of students and their families during the pandemic, including mindfulness activities and resources for creating safe and supportive virtual learning environments.

Nutrition and Physical Activity Curricula

In this section, you will find a number of recommended physical activity and nutrition curricula for a wide age-range of students. Most curricula are free for download online and compliant with Healthy CPS criteria.

Employee Wellness

In this section, you will find tools for creating employee wellness guidelines for CPS Educators, including links to wellness toolkits, resource centers, and dashboards.


This section contains information on funding opportunities for schools, including links to databases specific to teachers interested in accessing funding for both their classrooms and for those considering pursuing a higher education degree.

Health Education

In this section, you will find tools and resources on Sex Ed and materials supporting LGBTQ+ and Trans and Gender Non-Conforming students. Tools for educators and parents or caregivers are provided.