Internal Education Resources

Super Weekly Challenge

To help staff and families stay in touch and support children’s learning, take advantage of resources like the Super Weekly Challenge developed by our own staff.  With these activities, parents and teachers can document children’s continued learning and stay connected.

Spring Into Fun

Spring into fun with a week’s worth of great activities for families.  These are a fun way to get moving and help them continue to learn during this time. 

Fruity Weekly Challenge

Games, conversation, read-alouds, and recipes.  The Fruity Daily Challenge has something for everyone.  And who doesn’t love The Very Hungry Caterpillar?  What a great way to celebrate all the great things about fruit!

External Education Resources (listings are for informational purposes and are not reflective of formal endorsement)

Alabama Public Library System – A list of vendors providing Alabamians temporary access to several different online resources

All Digital School – 2000+ educational resources for all school levels (k-12) (NEW!)

American Academy of Pediatrics: Critical Updates on COVID-19 – Information for Families.  HealthyChildren.org offers collection of articles in response to the pandemic in both English and Spanish. Specific articles include:

Amazing Educational Resources – Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings

CDC – Talking with children about Coronavirus: Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children

Conscious Discipline – COVID-19: Five Helpful Responses for Families

COVID-19 Fact Sheet for Grandfamilies and Multigenerational Families – ENGLISH

Hoja informativa de COVID-19 para familias lideradas por abuelos y otros parientes
(“grandfamilies”) y familias multigeneracionales – ESPAÑOL

Creative Curriculum – Healthy at Home: A Toolkit for Supporting Families Affected by COVID-19

ECLKC – Fun and Learning for Parents and Children

ECLKC – Managing Infectious Disease

HOMER – Research-based learning products for children ages 2 to 8 (App also available for mobile devices)

NASP – Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

NHSA Resources for Learning at Home (New!)

NHSA (National Head Start Association) Resources for Parents

NHSA COVID-19 Policy Resources for Parents and Caregivers

PBS – How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

PBS -Preschool Learning at Home

Scholastic Learn at Home

Virtual Field Trips

Yale School of Medicine Child Study Center Scholastic Collaboration (NEW!)

Gallery: At-Home Activities

Teachers and families are working together to keep their children on schedule and in a routine.  Through messaging apps, email, and other technology, teachers and families are staying in contact with one another and making the most of social distancing.

Gallery: Family Care Packages

Classroom staff have been working to prepare care packages of water bottles, food, and basic necessities that will go out beginning the week of March 16 to households with enrolled infants/toddlers/preschoolers.