COVID-19 Resources for Early Childhood Professionals

See comprehensive COVID-19 Resources from Education Development Center (EDC). The Center for Early Learning Professionals is operated by EDC, a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity. EDC has extensive experience supporting the work of early childhood professionals.

COVID-19 Resources by Topic

R.I. Department of Human Services
https://health.ri.gov/covid/

NAEYC
https://www.naeyc.org/resources/topics/covid-19

Administration for Children & Families
https://www.acf.hhs.gov/blog/2020/03/stay-safe-and-be-informed-about-covid-19

CDC Interim Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/guidance-for-schools.html

U.S. Department of the Treasury – Assistance for Small Businesses
https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/top-priorities/cares-act/assistance-for-small-businesses

Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center
https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/physical-health/article/coronavirus-prevention-response

Child Care Aware of America
https://info.childcareaware.org/coronavirus-updates#providers

Child Trends Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic
https://www.childtrends.org/publications/resources-for-supporting-childrens-emotional-well-being-during-the-covid-19-pandemic

Video for children: https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/

PBS Parents
https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus

Teachstone Coronavirus Resources for Educators and Parents
https://teachstone.com/coronavirus-resources-educators-and-parents/

2019-2020 Special Education Paraprofessional Training Series Trauma Sessions
https://pattan.framewelder.com/courses/paraprofessionals/category/2019-2020-special-education-paraprofessi?search=trauma

Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children Resources to Support EI/ECSE During the COVID-19 Outbreak
https://www.dec-sped.org/ei-ecse-resources-covid-19

Common Sense Media Free Online Events and Activities for Kids at Home
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/resources-for-families-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic

Education Development Center Resources
https://www.edc.org/resources-covid-19-crisis

Zero to Three Tips for Families
https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3210-tips-for-families-coronavirus

Zero to Three Play Ideas and Activities
https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/1081-tips-on-playing-with-babies-and-toddlers
https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/167-play-activities-for-12-to-24-months

Zero to Three Coronavirus Resources for Early Childhood Professionals
https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3210-tips-for-families-coronavirus

Rhode Island Association for Infant Mental Health – Resources and PD Opportunities
https://riaimh.org/

Vroom Tips for Families
https://www.vroom.org/

Center on the Developing Child – Executive Function Activities for 6-to-18-month-olds
https://46y5eh11fhgw3ve3ytpwxt9r-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Executive-Function-Activities-for-6-to-18-month-olds.pdf

Center on the Developing Child- Executive Function Activities for 18- to 36-month-olds
https://46y5eh11fhgw3ve3ytpwxt9r-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Executive-Function-Activities-for-18-to-36-month-olds.pdf

Mo Willems Lunch Doodles
https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

Scholastic Learn At Home (Pre-K-Grade 12)
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

New England Aquarium Virtual Visits
https://www.neaq.org/visit/at-home-events-and-activities/

Erikson Institute Early Math Collaborative
https://earlymath.erikson.edu/tag/games/

TERC Head-On Engineering
https://www.terc.edu/terc_products/head-start-on-engineering/

Rhode Island Early Learning & Development Standards Fun Family Activities Cards
http://rields.com/families/fun-family-activity-cards/

Roger Williams Zoo Kids’ Corner Special Issue
https://issuu.com/rwpzoo/docs/2020_kids_corner_special_issue

Young Mathematicians
http://youngmathematicians.edc.org/

Truce Teachers – Family Play Plans
http://www.truceteachers.org/family-play-plans.html

Boston Public Schools Resources for Learning at Home
https://www.bpsearlylearning.org/

Conscious Discipline COVID-19: Five Helpful Responses for Families
https://consciousdiscipline.com/covid-19-five-helpful-responses-for-families/

Conscious Discipline Resources
https://mailchi.mp/consciousdiscipline/covid-19-for-educators

Something Strange Happened in My City A social story about the coronavirus pandemic for children
By: Dr. Shu-Chen Jenny Yen, California State University, Fullerton
https://fdafdaa5-78a3-4b52-a60c-bbc1ed5e8667.usrfiles.com/ugd/d4e6d3_94633e79af82468b8adc6edcc362ea41.pdf

Freedom Home Schooling Virtual Field Trips
https://freedomhomeschooling.com/virtual-field-trips/

PBS Kids Games
https://pbskids.org/

PBS Parents Resources
https://www.pbs.org/parents/

Spanish Children’s Stories
https://www.thespanishexperiment.com/stories

RIELDS Actividades divertidas para la familia
http://rields.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/RIELDS_FFC_span_web.pdf

RI Department of Labor & Training- Unemployment filling /Seguro por Desempleo
http://www.dlt.ri.gov/dltEspanol.htm

Temporary Disability Insurance – Accepting applications online ONLY.
Seguro de Incapacidad Temporal (TDI) Seguro – Aceptando formularios solo electrónicamente.
http://www.dlt.ri.gov/tdi/pdfs/TDI%20App0216SP.pdf

Coronavirus Information in Spanish CDC
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index-sp.html

What is the corona virus? / ¿Qué es el Coronavirus?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prHuClGHtmY

Answering Children’s Answers About the COVID-19/ Responder las preguntas de los niños acerca del Coronavirus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbCatN8IcgE

The Coronavirus Game for Children / Juego del Coronavirus para Niños
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnIo0uRgKSQ

Recommendations for Girls and Boys/ Recomendaciones para niñas y niños (Coronavirus)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zel5nbJkl4

COVID-19 Prevention Measures for Girls and Boys/ Medidas de Prevención, COVID-19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pbvr8cq0EA

How CAN the coronavirus be fatal?/ ¿Cómo PUEDE ser mortal el coronavirus?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc0inmKsgN0

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