Child’s Voice is conducting classes in person. Visitors to the building are not allowed at this time.

If you have questions about school operations, please contact Dr. Michele Wilkins at (630) 595-8200 or mwilkins@childsvoice.org.

Our Audiology clinic is now open and seeing patients by appointment only.

Contact:

Dr. Dawn:  dvioletto@childsvoice.org  or   630 595 8200 x 2101

Dr. Paige: pstabrawa@childsvoice.org or 630 595 8200 x 1331

Our Audiology page now features videos to help you assemble or change batteries on many hearing devices.

We hope your family is healthy and safe! See below for resources that may help your family during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Resources from the State of Illinois

The Illinois State Board of Education’s Coronavirus page

Notices, Guidelines, and FAQs from the Illinois State Board of Education: https://www.isbe.net/Documents/FAQ-4-1-20.pdf

Illinois Department of Public Heath: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus

Illinois State Board of Education Keep Learning: https://www.isbe.net/KeepLearning

Early Childhood resources (scroll down for family resources): https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/OECD/Pages/COVID-19.aspx

 

Resources for Families

General information: Where to Find Help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The  state’s SNAP Outreach team is available and continues to assist those in need with completing SNAP (food stamp) applications, help find a pantry or other questions. Call the hotline at 844-600-SNAP (7627) to talk with a member of the team.

Resources for families who have children with hearing loss from the A.G. Bell Association: https://www.agbell.org/COVID-19-Resources

Zoom Schools and Districts Privacy Policy: https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/childrens-privacy.html

Illinois State Board of Education Mental health resources: https://www.isbe.net/Pages/MentalHealthResources.aspx

ComEd has many programs available for customers who need help paying their electricity bills. Visit their website to learn about financial assistance.

 

Find Child’s Voice’s guidance for protecting health and safety here:

COVID Pandemic Guidance for Families

 

Child's Voice Weekly Digest heading with smiley logos

CV Weekly Digest  – No. 4

Welcome

We are absolutely thrilled to have the kiddos back in the building this week.  It has been an exciting week filled with laughter in the halls, singing in the classrooms, walks outside truly enjoying a mask break. All students have done a fantastic job with wearing their masks. We all thank parents and teachers for working so hard on this!

Important Updates to Note

  • There have been no major changes in regulations or updates this week.  Hooray!
  • If you would like to read this week’s ISBE Newsletter you can find it here.

Did you know?

  • We all know wearing a mask can be tough, especially for our kiddos with CI’s and Hearing aids.  From Advanced Bionics to Etsy some great ideas can be found online to help the kiddos masks stay in place.
  • This week, through a donation from the Rotary Club of Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates, Child’s Voice received a number of important supplies to assist in our COVID-19 safety efforts.  The Club donated surface disinfectant spray, hand sanitizer, alcohol wipes and several boxes of disposable face masks.  Rotary International, headquartered in nearby Evanston, IL, is an international service organization whose stated purpose is “to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.”  We are very grateful to the local Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates Club for their assistance in keeping everyone safe and to the Child’s Voice Advancement Team for helping to make this donation possible.
  • Not even a pandemic can stop the creativity at Child’s Voice!  Hats off to Ms. Nancy and Ms. Corinne for their work on creating a colorful new bulletin board to share our message that “We’re in this together!” and to show our kiddos that even Smiley wears a mask at Child’s Voice.

Bulletin board about masks that says In This Together

  • The DuPage Health Coalition not only made a very generous donation to face masks for both children & adults which we were able to pack up and donate to each in-person family  but they also have a wonderful program to offer flu shots to DuPage residents.

Five adults around a table packing personal protective equipment.

In case you missed it

  • A new Child’s Voice COVID-19 Community Pledge has been posted throughout the building. This document, created through a work group led by Melissa Hyder, School Counselor, outlines our key shared commitments as a community of peers striving to maintain a safe work environment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • All information related to COVID-19 and Weekly Digests will be featured on a new page of our website, Childs’s Voice COVID-19 Updates.
  • Child’s Voice has created a decision tree on actions to take for student who present with COVID-19 like symptoms.

Reminders

Please remember to practice your 3W’s

  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands with soap and water
  • Watch your physical distance

Thanks & Stay Healthy!