Early childhood educators across the country are feeling the stress of caring for young children and their families.

Below are a few resources to guide and support early learning programs and early childhood educators during public health crises. This information can help to establish lasting protocols to safeguard the health and safety of all educators and the children and families they serve while continuing to help children develop and learn.

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For Educators and Programs

Resources covering a wide array of concerns for educators, including:

  • What programs need to know
  • Steps individual educators can take
  • How to cope with stress
  • Financial resources
  • Professional learning resources

To Share with Families

Resource educators can share with families including:

  • Emotional support resources
  • Developmental activities for families

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COVID-19 Support for Early Childhood Educators
A compilation of resources that respond to multiple concerns for educators.

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Strategies to Cope with Stress
Proactive steps you can take during this time of uncertainty.

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COVID-19 Financial Assistance Resources for Early Learning Programs
Funding resources and grant opportunities for early learning programs.

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The Importance of Reading to Children During Difficult Times
Tips for reading to children during times of uncertainty.

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Professional Learning Resources

Explore state-by-state ECE professional learning resources offered by organizations that support early learning and families, to advance your own professional development!

Family Resources for COVID-19
Resources to provide emotional support and learning experiences for families as they are coping with the stresses of the Coronavirus.

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Developmental Activities for Families
Home-based activities that educators can share with families to continue their child’s learning at home.

Home-Based Activities

Look at This!

Age: Infant

Stimulating an infant’s eyes with simple shapes and patterns.

Breakfast Smile

Age: Toddler

Practicing finger grasping while preparing a special family meal.

What's First?

Age: Preschool

Identifying objects used everyday in the child’s routine, and the order in which they are used.

A Few of My Favorite Animals

Age: Pre-K

Learning that letters make words, and words deliver a message.