To keep children from getting bored or losing the skills they acquire in Head Start, the following links and documents will be updated with information to guide parents during the coronavirus pandemic. The list includes engaging, fun, and educational activities to support parents while children are out of school. We will continue to update this page with additional resources.
Links for Parents, Children, Teachers, Agencies
CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker
This link to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provides information about testing for the virus and an interactive way to review symptoms. However, the CDC also says to call your doctor if you think you have been exposed to the virus and develop a fever and other symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing.
Nutrition and Food Resources
Links and information about accessing food resources in LA County.
Covid19 HSEL Nutrition Resources
Here’s a list of websites and videos about COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Covid19 HSEL Health Resources
Free Learning Sites
This list features free education sites with activities for you and your child.
Age of Learning (Educational Resources, Ages 3-12
This site provides free at-home access to online learning programs for children and their families. It includes ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ. All three programs may be used on computers, tablets, and smartphones. Families may add up to three children per account.
Head Start Resources App
Stay connected to resources relevant to your role of getting young children ready to succeed. The simple and easy-to-use interface lets you browse collections by topic and much more.
This resource and go-to guide is for teachers who want to learn more about the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF). https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/school-readiness/article/elof2go-mobile-app
Resources 3 – 5 years
Making a positive impact on children’s lives through curriculum-based entertainment, positive role models and content that nurtures a child’s total well-being. https://pbskids.org/apps/
A national public media initiative with information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why many struggle, and how caring adults can help. https://www.readingrockets.org/
Resources Birth – 3 years
Zero to Three
Great play ideas for your infant, whether you’re looking for games to keep young ones busy or to build baby’s language skills. https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/164-play-activities-for-birth-to-12-months
Zero to Three – Grandparents Guide
Here’s a guide to what’s new and what has stayed the same when it comes to caring for babies and toddlers. https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/1985-the-grandparent-guide-what-s-new-what-s-the-same
Resources Birth – 5 Years
Instantly watch Sesame Street clips and play fun, educational games all for free anytime, anywhere. https://www.sesamestreet.org/apps
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that promotes high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through eight years, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/selecting-apps-support-children
The Brain Builder games support the development of executive function skills, and offer an opportunity for movement and play.
The Feelings and How to Calm Down posters will be a familiar visual to children. Parents may use the posters to reinforce and cue empathy and emotion management skills.
Each Home Link: explains the Second Step weekly theme covered in class, offers a game to play with children, and includes the unit photo with questions for review. We encourage parents to revisit this resource.
Second Step Book List provides book titles that align with the Second Step weekly themes
Book List – Committee for Children
More Second Step resources for students and families here: https://www.secondstep.org/covid19support
Creative Curriculum – Learning Games
Birth – 12 months
Birth – 12 months (Spanish)
12 – 24 months
12 – 24 months (Spanish)
24 – 36 months
24 – 36 months (Spanish)
36 – 48 months
36 – 48 months (Spanish)
48 – 60 months
48 – 60 months (Spanish)