COVID-19 Resources

Porter-Leath empowers children and families to achieve a healthy, optimal and independent lifestyle. To ensure the health and safety of our students, families and employees, Porter-Leath preschool sites will remain closed and most program services will be provided remotely until further notice. While no COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) exposures have been identified, this closure and move to remote services is a proactive and preemptive measure. Porter-Leath will continue actively monitoring for updates related to COVID-19, while thoroughly sanitizing all facilities.

Discovery, prevention and treatment of COVID-19 has changed the lives of families, children and caregivers across the globe. As our worlds evolve into a "new normal," we are committed to providing assistance to children and families whenever possible.

Porter-Leath has created a hotline to supplement our remote programming. Porter-Leath families can reach a member of our staff during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 4:30 PM) by calling (901) 577-2500 and choosing Option 4.
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Managing Stress During Uncertainty

The uncertainty of the times is something that is leaving its mark on adults and children alike. Here are a few tips from World Health Organization (WHO) on how to manage stress, while we all work to find our new normal:
  1. Talk to people you can trust. (Remember that little ears are hearing things too, so give children a chance to ask questions.)
  2. Maintain a healthy lifestyle (Try to establish a routine or schedule whenever possible.)
  3. Do your best to not use vices to deal with emotions. (People want to help! Video chat or call over the phone.)
  4. Look for accurate information from reliable sources like the Centers for Disease Control or Shelby County Health Department (#FactsNotFear)
  5. Limit time in front of the screen, especially when you are feeling overwhelmed. (Do you have a song or music that boost your mood? Turn it up!)
  6. Regulate your emotions as much as possible, remember things that have helped you get through previous hard times.