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Parents & Guardians

We know you're busy. Here are some tools to aid your child's development.

Remote Learning Resources

Access free learning resources, remote learning tips, and exciting educational activities for your children.

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To help support students over the summer, CPS Office of Early Childhood Education has developed summer learning packets for Pre-K students transitioning to Kindergarten (identified as Pre-K below) and Kindergarten students transitioning to 1st grade (identified as Kindergarten below). Six (6) weeks of packets are available in English and Spanish. These packets can be used by families at any point during the summer to help students stay on track for the fall.

Week 6 - CPS Summer Learning Packets

Get weekly educational summer exercises for your early learners at home.

Week 5 - CPS Summer Learning Packets

Get weekly educational summer exercises for your early learners at home.

Chicago Children’s Museum: Parenting Playbook

Our friends at the Chicago Children's Museum may still be closed to the public, but they’ve been hard at work during the pandemic developing the ultimate Parenting Playbook. Check out the countless at home activities, tips, tricks for parents and caregivers on their website.

Remote Learning Guidance For Parents of Early Learners

Chicago Early Learning's guide to aid parents of children ages 0-5 with the transition to remote learning.

Health & Wellness

Protect the health of you and your family. From COVID-19 resources to mental health and family support resources.

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City of Chicago COVID-19 Response Center

Get the latest updates on the coronavirus in Chicago.


Have Questions About The Coronavirus?

Learn how to protect the health of your family and the steps you and your loved ones can do to get the care and resources you need.


Tips on talking to your children about COVID-19

During this time of uncertainty, it can be difficult finding the right things to say to explain what’s going on in the world. Here’s some guidance to help talk to your children about COVID-19.


A COVID-19 Mental Health Guide On Stress & Coping

Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Here’s a resource from the CDC on coping with stress caused by COVID-19.


News & Updates

Get the latest news and updates on school closures and announcements that impact your child’s early education.

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COVID-19 Emotional Well-Being Toolkit for parents

Check out this toolkit by Ready Rosie for families whose daily lives are impacted by COVID-19.


Emergency Childcare For Chicago’s Essential Workers

Find emergency childcare providers near you using the button below. Or call (888) 228-1146.


Tech Guide for Families

Get the tools and tech resources you need to help your make the transition children to remote learning.

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Screen-time guidelines

Screen-time is essential and inevitable for remote learning in the 21st century, but here are some health and safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for your children’s benefit.


Get Free and Affordable Internet

A list of no to low-cost internet options to support the remote learning of your child. This resource also features many other valuable resources for your family and your child’s continued education from home courtesy of Illinois State Board of Education.


Connect To The Internet

Do you or a loved one need help getting the internet in their home? Here’s a guide for families to get connected online.


Diverse Learner Resources

Supplemental Remote Learning Resources for Students with disabilities.

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ODLSS Digital & Non-Digital Remote Learning Resources

Supplemental digital and non-digital remote learning resources for students with disabilities.


Diverse Learner FAQs for School Closures

Resources for parents of diverse learners that address Virtual IEP Meetings, digital resources and more.