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


Administration for Children & Families

CDC Interim Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs

U.S. Department of the Treasury – Assistance for Small Businesses

Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center

Child Care Aware of America

Child Trends Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Video for children:

PBS Parents

Teachstone Coronavirus Resources for Educators and Parents

2019-2020 Special Education Paraprofessional Training Series Trauma Sessions

Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children Resources to Support EI/ECSE During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Common Sense Media Free Online Events and Activities for Kids at Home

Education Development Center Resources

Zero to Three Tips for Families

Zero to Three Play Ideas and Activities

Zero to Three Coronavirus Resources for Early Childhood Professionals

Rhode Island Association for Infant Mental Health – Resources and PD Opportunities

Vroom Tips for Families

Center on the Developing Child – Executive Function Activities for 6-to-18-month-olds

Center on the Developing Child- Executive Function Activities for 18- to 36-month-olds

Mo Willems Lunch Doodles

Scholastic Learn At Home (Pre-K-Grade 12)

New England Aquarium Virtual Visits

Erikson Institute Early Math Collaborative

TERC Head-On Engineering

Rhode Island Early Learning & Development Standards Fun Family Activities Cards

Roger Williams Zoo Kids’ Corner Special Issue

Young Mathematicians

Truce Teachers – Family Play Plans

Boston Public Schools Resources for Learning at Home

Conscious Discipline COVID-19: Five Helpful Responses for Families

Conscious Discipline Resources

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

Freedom Home Schooling Virtual Field Trips

PBS Kids Games

PBS Parents Resources

Spanish Children’s Stories

RIELDS Actividades divertidas para la familia

RI Department of Labor & Training- Unemployment filling /Seguro por Desempleo

Temporary Disability Insurance – Accepting applications online ONLY.
Seguro de Incapacidad Temporal (TDI) Seguro – Aceptando formularios solo electrónicamente.

Coronavirus Information in Spanish CDC

What is the corona virus? / ¿Qué es el Coronavirus?

Answering Children’s Answers About the COVID-19/ Responder las preguntas de los niños acerca del Coronavirus

The Coronavirus Game for Children / Juego del Coronavirus para Niños

Recommendations for Girls and Boys/ Recomendaciones para niñas y niños (Coronavirus)

COVID-19 Prevention Measures for Girls and Boys/ Medidas de Prevención, COVID-19

How CAN the coronavirus be fatal?/ ¿Cómo PUEDE ser mortal el coronavirus?

Clare CrawfordCOVID-19 Resources for Early Childhood Professionals