Guidance

Guidance
Phoenixville Area Early Learning Center

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Ms. Brittany Dellaquila
dellaquilab@pasd.com

484-927-5355

Mr. Ryan Parsons

parsonsr@pasd.com
484-927-5455

Welcome to PAELC Guidance! We have the pleasure of working with a community, teachers, and administrators who support our school counseling program! Here at PAELC, we are recognized as a school who has a school wide positive behavior support program, all thanks to our great staff! As school counselors, we are here to support the academic, social and emotional needs of your child. If you have a question or concern, please do not hesitate to contact one of the school counselors. We look forward to working with you and your child(ren) this year!

Help During Online Learning


Our Elementary Counselors continue to be available to students and parents while we all learn to navigate in this new virtual world.  We are available on school days via email from 8:00am – 3:30pm, as well as scheduling video and/or phone conferences throughout the day.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of us if you need assistance.

How your counselor can help? 
Talk about feelings/worries with your child 
Offer support for families (questions, resources) 
Continue with regular counseling support (grief, emotions, social) 

Contact
Counselors are available and checking their emails on a regular basis. If you want to talk please email your counselor.

Websites for Parents
Website to help manage anxiety and mental health concerns related to viruses. Includes articles, suggestions, guided meditation, and a tab just for parents.
Article out of UPenn on talking to kids about the coronavirus
Article in Spanish on how to talk about the coronavirus with kids
Article from Child Mind Institute for Adults about how and why to talk to kids about the virus
Website with links and resources for parents and families in multiple languages
An article and comic about the coronavirus that can be read with kids (concise and kid friendly)
An online picture book that explains COVID19 in a child-friendly way

Student Resources
1. The Yucky Bug – Story by Julia Cook
2. Brain Pop Video on Coronavirus
3. Managing Worries Video
4. Wilma Jean the Worry Machine by Julia Cook 
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