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2021-2022 Remote Learning Resources for Preschool

When you have an approved plan for delivering remote preschool to families who are unable to attend in person due to a COVID-19 health-related concern only, the following resources may be useful in planning your programming. Please review the Remote Learning Options for State-Funded Preschool in the 2021-2022 School Year as a Result of COVID-19 Health Concerns for details on requirements, assurances, and documentation requirements for delivery of remote preschool options.

Remote Learning for Preschool

Learning at Home Resources for Early Childhood Education is a CDE curated list of remote learning and teaching resources, including free web-based resources to help keep children academically and emotionally engaged. 

Other Remote Learning Resources

To Share with Families:

  • Daily Schedules for Children ages 2 - 4- Programs can share these sample schedules with families to use these to plan and create a flexible and consistent daily routine for their infants, toddlers, and preschoolers while learning at home. 
  • Credible Media for Young Children provides examples of digital tools, including apps and websites, for parents and children to support learning across all areas of development. Share these with families.

For Staff:

  • Ideas to Help Education Staff Plan for Virtual Learning from the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC). Education staff can use this tip sheet to learn strategies for making virtual learning effective for children and families during times of physical distancing.
  • Using the Family Partnership Process to Support Virtual Learning in the Home Learn how the Family Partnership Process can help programs support families during physical distancing.
  • Virtual Learning at Home in Head Start and Early Head Start Discover best practices for virtual learning approaches. Find guidance to help families assess their strengths and needs, identify achievable and realistic goals, agree on practices to try with children, and put in place measures to track progress while learning at home.
  • Promoting social-emotional skills during virtual learning - Barton Lab, Vanderbilt University
  • Supporting Families Virtually during COVID-19 Outbreak - handout. Tips and resources for supporting families virtually from the Erikson Institute Technology in Early Childhood Center. 
  • Five Questions on Engaging Families to Support Their Child with Virtual Learning, from the ECLKC. This series focuses on a variety of topics technical assistance providers can use during social distancing and challenging times. Each video focuses on five questions experts in the field answer to guide listeners. Topics include implicit bias, home visiting, father engagement, dual language learners, family engagement, inclusion, and social and emotional development.
  • Effective Teaching Strategies in Virtual Classrooms uses the lens of the CLASS tool to help teachers identify some effective teaching strategies to try when conducting classes online. What’s most important to remember is that interactions still matter, maybe now more than ever. The skills you have already built around connecting with, supporting, and stimulating children will continue to serve you as you head into your virtual classrooms this fall.
  • Equity and Excellence in Remote Learning Remote schooling is especially challenging for the youngest learners and their families. This session features the hard-earned wisdom of New Jersey preschool educators who describe how they engaged with students, ​teachers, and families during remote instruction. The panelists model strategies, share resources, and answer questions from participants.
  • Example Preschool Virtual Lesson
  • Remote Service Delivery and Distance Learning from the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA). Providing remote service delivery as an alternate and effective way to serve young children with developmental delays and disabilities at home with their families, especially during the COVID-19 public health emergency, can be effective. ECTA has compiled information for states’ early childhood special education IDEA Part B Section 619 programs.