At the YMCA we want to support you during this time!
Find resources to support your family here:
Centers for Disease Control
This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available.
Town of Winchendon
Keep up to date on local town news regarding the COVID-19 situation.
Winchendon Public Schools COVID-19 Updates
Please visit for all communications and updates from the Winchendon Public School system on the Coronavirus (Covid 19).
Winchednon Public Schools Educational Resources
Winchendon Public School's enrichment resources and links for all students and families.
Unified Arts Winchendon Elementary Schools
Ms Laserte, Mrs Daigle, Mr Dellasanta, Ms Sibik, Mr Vendt, and Mrs Dillon keeping the kids active at home.
City of Gardner
Coronavirus updates and information from the city of Gardner. Updated on a regular basis.
Town of Ashurnham
Responses and Updates from the town of Ashburnham.
Town of Westminster
Town of Westminster adressing concerns related to COVID-19.
Town updates on operations with COVID-19.
COVID-19 attachments and information for the town of Fitzwilliam.
The Montachusett Public Health Network has announced a NEW (MPHN)-COVID -19 HOTLINE for questions! Dial 1-844-968-3323 for more information.
Local News Resources:
The Winchendon Courier is the online edition of Winchendon's 141 year old weekly newspaper.
The Gardner News
Community newspaper covering Gardner, Ashburnham, Hubbardston, Phillipston, Templeton, Westminster and Winchendon.
News and information readers want and need to actively engage in life in New Hampshire's Monadnock region.
Telegram & Gazette
Worcester County's leader in news and information.
Sentinel & Enterprise
The Sentinel & Enterprise covers Fitchburg, Leominster, Lunenburg, Ashburnham, Ashby, Lancaster, Shirley, Townsend and Westminster, Massachusetts.
Play to Learn Pre School
Looking for some online activities for your 3-5-year-old, here are free virtual preschool videos from a veteran preschool teacher.
Learning games & videos for reading, math, science, and more. Learning program for kids age 8-13.
Make any room a classroom. BrainPop is here to help you and your curious learners stay informed and on-track with free acess during school closures.
Let NASA bring the universe to you. Find everythign from virtual tours to STEM activities for kids and families.
Scholastic Learn at Home
Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. Choose a grade level Pre K - Grade 9.
Providing teacher developed resources to enhance every child's skills. Free workbooks while school is out!
12 Art Lessons on YouTube your kiddos will love!
Disney Imagineeing in a Box
Imagineers share how they use a wide range of skills – from story development and conceptual design, to math, physics and engineering. The online curriculum aims to ignite curiosity, inspire creativity, and encourage innovation.
100 Activities to do at Home
A helpful guide to survive the school closures. Most supply items can be found at the Dollare Store.
Every Friday, Footsteps2Brilliance® releases an activity called Family Fridays. Using the provided step-by-step guide, you will read a story and then play an interactive activity together.
Virtual Resources (tours/field trips)
Home Safari- Cincinnati Zoo
While the Zoo is closed and the kids are home from school, let us help make your children's hiatus from school fun and educational.
Virtual tours of Space Shuttles to explore without leaving your couch.
Explore Cities of the World
Explore 360 degree views of 20+ cities from around the world.
New England Aquarium
Our doors may be closed, but we're still here! Join us for live presentations, new videos, and activities to try from home.
Watch and learn with live cams of your favorite animals.
Smithsonian National Zoo
Live animal webcams including Naked Mole-rats, Lions, Giant Pandas, and Elephants.
Explore National Parks
The hidden worlds of the National Parks. Follow Rangers on a journey to places most people never go.
Let kids explore New York City's Museum of Metropolitan Art with interactive maps and behind-the-scenes videos.
Immerse yourself in the ocean and your national marine sanctuaries without getting wet!
Authors Read Aloud
The big list of children's authors doing online read-alouds & activities.
Actors Read Aloud
A free literacy program where actors read to children.
Massachusetts residents have access to a whole world of resources through their library available to them anytime through a computer!