Early Childhood: Learn at Home

Hello families! As you know, children love to play – anytime, anywhere, and with almost anything. As they play, they are learning about the world around them and practicing important skills.

We will update this page regularly with information and documents that include many fun and engaging activities you can do with your children at home. This includes activity suggestions and resources for:

  • Infants
  • Toddlers
  • Children who are 3 and 4 years old

Keep in mind there are no “rules” during a pandemic. While these resources offer suggestions for activities to do with your child, feel free to lean into what feels best for your family and makes sense for your child. Be sure to take care of yourself too. We are here to support you through this, and hope these activities and tips support your family during this time. Know that whatever you’re doing, you’re doing great!

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Early Childhood Activities

This instructional activities packet includes activity suggestions you can do with your child. These activities are easy to do inside with limited materials. There is also guidance on self-care for grown-ups, as well as tips and general links to support conversations with your child around COVID-19.

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Guidance for Families of Young Children During School Closures for COVID-19 

This guide has suggestions on how to speak with your child about COVID-19 and why schools are closed. It also offers tips on keeping to a daily routine that works for your family and resources for physical and mental health support during this stressful time.

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Additional Resources for Families

These lists of additional resources consist of digital/online resources that offer fun, new experiences, and provide ways to receive content specifically for your child right to your device. Please choose the activities and platforms that work for your family and for your child.

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Ready4K

Want to receive fun facts and easy tips to promote your child’s development? Sign up here for Ready4K at no cost, and begin building on your existing family routines today!

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Getting an Internet-Enabled Device

The DOE has devices available to lend to families to support their child's remote learning. Priority will be given to students most in need, and students in upper grades. Families who wish to request a device should fill out this Remote Learning Device Request Form. Please complete the survey if your family needs a device. If you do not know your child's OSIS number, input '9' then your child's birthdate instead. For example, for a child born on January 1, 2016, you can enter "901012016".

Technical Support for Families

Please fill out this form to let us know what issues you have with DOE-issued iPads/devices, access to applications, or other technical problems.

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