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Child Development Programs Online Resources

Child Development Programs (CDC/FCC) Online Resources

In support of our continued services to children and families, the following resources have been compiled for use during the COVID-19 pandemic to address a variety of family needs and virtual programming. Please share these valuable resources with your families and our CYS staff. Download the printable PDF here, or check out the list below.

Government Resources:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides recommendations on how to protect yourself and others from the Coronavirus Pandemic.

This website has information on what both individuals and families can do in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic. This overall information is helpful for a number of audiences, and of value to you and your CYS team.

Non-Government Links:
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Working and learning from home during the COVID-19 outbreak. This one page resource provides family members and child care providers with tips on how to keep children healthy during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Executive Committee "Talking To and Supporting Children During a Pandemic" provides family members and child care providers with helpful tools to answer questions from children and youth regarding COVID-19.

Autism Speaks provides resources for families and teachers to support children/youth during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Center for Parent Information and Resources provides resources to address key issues during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Child Mind Institute, an independent national nonprofit agency provides resources to families on how to balance their work, child care and self-care needs during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

FOCUS was adapted for military families by a team from UCLA and Harvard Medical School. Since 2008, the FOCUS Program has provided state of the art family resilience services to military families, children and couples.

Hatch provides technology and resources for children from infant to kindergarten. They are interactive, technology based, educational and fun. “Ignite@home” is a version of Hatch content for parents to use at no charge while children are still at Home. To get started use Code: HUS2020 “Ignite@home” is a powerful digital learning platform for children, from 28 months to Kindergarten. Based on extensive research, it includes 203 play-based learning experiences covering seven domains of learning, from social-emotional development to phonics and math. With the Ignite@home, Hatch helps parents ensure developmentally appropriate, standards-based learning can continue at home. It also provides the same research-based experiences teachers provide in the classroom.

The Healthy Children website is sponsored by The American Academy of Pediatrics. The website provides information regarding child health, guidance on parenting issues and many more topics.

Kids Included Together (KIT) provides resources for staff to include virtual training on inclusion, consultation on classroom environments and recommendations for accommodations.

Kids Included Together (KIT) provides parents with tip sheets and videos that support appropriate guidance practices in response to challenging situations and behaviors.

The resources begin at Preschool and up through school age and are useful for parents to use with their children. They are more academic based. Lakeshore provides products that assist in maintaining school readiness in fun and exciting ways.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) provides research-based resources, tips and ideas for families and teachers. The focus of resources range from child development to reading, writing, music, math, and more.

Military Families Learning Network provides support and resource materials in response to the specific need of the military family during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) provides a webinar to assist Family Child Care (FCC) Providers in dealing with the financial challenges due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Family Child Care (FCC) Providers can share their personal stories on the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic and their FCC Program.

Ready Rosie, a healthy at home toolkit provides a weekly plan of resources for infants through kindergarten age children. Resource are interactive and focus on language, literacy, and physical development. Teaching Strategies has provided video resources for parents to observe the activity in advance for modeling and preparation.

Teaching Strategies provides resources for families and teachers of young children. The resources can be used at home during the Coronavirus Pandemic or by teachers upon their return to classrooms.

Thrive is a continuum of developmentally appropriate parenting programs that are available at no cost to parents and caregivers of children from birth to 18 years old.

Virtual Lab School (VLS) empowers professionals as they build their knowledge and skills around research-based practices with child and youth care and development. VLS provides specific resources to support families and teachers during the Coronavirus Pandemic.