• Social Emotional Support Resources:

    • Second Step - On-Demand District Curriculum Lessons by Grade Level.  Families can also create their own Second Step Account to access materials.  There are a number of Second Step activities freely available online for children ages 5–13. Many of these are adaptable for remote learning or for families to do at home with their children.
    • ParenTeen Connect - For families with older children, this resource provides an online experience they can share together. It’s loaded with videos, resources, and useful advice to help teens and the adults in their lives address hot-button topics.

    • The Imagine Neighborhood - This new podcast for families is designed to help children and grown-ups practice their social-emotional skills. Each episode tells a story that’s amazing, fantastical, and maybe a little bananas, while it tackles the big feelings that come with growing up. 

    • Captain Compassion - Here, children can find games, comics, and activities they can do on their own, or with their families, to learn about how they can help stop bullying.

    • Mind Yeti - Fifteen of our mindfulness program sessions are now available for anyone to use, no experience necessary! Designed for educators and families to do alongside children, or for older children to do on their own, Mind Yeti provides a great way for everyone to practice mindfulness during this difficult time. 

    • Midwest PBIS Supports - several short recordings, including Family Matrix, and blank Family Matrix example.

    • Stand Up to Bullying - COVID-19 free lesson plans


    Other Resources:

    Helpful Student & Parent Websites

    Preschool Services

    Antioch District 34 participates in the Illinois State Board of Education Prevention Initiative for children 0-3 years of age.  Infants and toddlers may be screened for program eligibility by contacting the Birth-to-Three Program Coordinator at 847-838-8910.

    Preschool children ages 3-5, who are not yet of kindergarten age, may participate in a developmental screening in order to determine possible special education needs or for eligibility in the state-funded Preschool For All at-risk program.  The developmental screening includes a parent interview, vision and hearing screening and activities in the areas of motor, concepts and speech/language skill development.  For further information contact the Parent Educator at 847-838-8032.

    The following are resources for parents who would like help dealing with issues with their child:

    Child Advocacy Center, Lake County 847-377-3155

    Zacharias (formerly LaCASA Lake County Council Against Sexual Assault)
    24-Hour Support Line: 847-872-7799

    Community Youth Network 847-548-6000


    Other helpful links:

    Lake County Health Department

    Resource Guide for Life Threatening Allergies