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

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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To Share with Families

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.


Family Activities

Silly Faces

Age: Infant

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You are helping your baby relate to what he/she sees happening around him/her, enjoy play and build a strong loving bond with you.

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10 Fish for Snack

Age: Toddler

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You are helping your child think about how to solve problems and try different ways methods to complete simple tasks.

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Pizza Cutter

Age: Preschool

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You are helping your child develop the eye-hand coordination to cut with purpose and control.

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Ongoing Tail

Age: Pre-K

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You are helping your child learn to speak clearly and to use a variety of words in a sentence.

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