We have highlighted a few of the many organizations creating remote learning resources. Each of these organizations presents activities that are specific to early childhood (birth through eight) and each acknowledges the importance of play-based, emotionally responsive, screen-free activities for young children. We encourage educators to be critical consumers during this crisis, and to beware of predatory companies asking families to sign-up for ‘free trials’ of their apps.
Carnegie Hall has put together simple lullabies and musical moments for babies and young children.
The DEY Guide for Supporting Young Children Through COVID-19 contains resources and recommendations for parents and educators, including supporting play, communicating with loved ones, establishing routines, thoughts on screen-time, and how to talk to young children.
Common Sense Media partnered with tech and media companies to curate a comprehensive remote learning website. It includes a section on virtual classroom set-up.
Prevent Child Abuse NY created a Caring for Your Family During the COVID-19 Crisis resource guide. The guide supports families in strengthening the Five Protective Factors that mitigate the negative impacts of trauma.
The Agency and Young Children Research Collective at the University of Texas at Austin created a document with principles of early childhood learning to help shape how parents, schools and districts approach daily or weekly support for children and families.
Dreme has playful and engaging family activities to transform everyday household routines into math learning opportunities.
The CMOM at Home page includes creative screen-free activities for families.
The NYPL remote learning resources include online storytime and create-your-own storytime guides.
The Zero to Three page includes professional development, self-care and family resources for the educators of infants and toddlers.
WNET Education has a new series of virtual family workshops for preschoolers. These YouTube Live events invite families to explore STEM topics in child friendly ways.
Bank Street’s Center for Emotionally Responsive Practice’s resources are designed to help teachers enhance social-emotional element of their online work with children, and to support educators with keeping their own mental health intact.