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.
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.ExploreExplore
NOTE: Before proceeding with the tech tools included on this site and to linked sites, check with your district and administrators to make sure they comply with your specific use policies for age, privacy, etc.
Online Education Is Difficult for the Littlest Learners. Here’s Some Help for School Leaders, Teachers and Families.Explore
Data and findings to back the keys to building effective distance learning programs.Explore
As more schools transition to distance learning due to COVID-19, Education Leaders are faced with the need to swiftly prepare contingency plans. This guide is meant to support building and system leaders as they take on this task.Explore
The list of educational applications, platforms and resources below aim to help parents, teachers, schools and school administrators facilitate student learning and provide social care and interaction during periods of school closure. Most of the solutions curated are free and many cater to multiple languages.Explore
Organization is helpful when educating students of all ages. Simplify, plan, organize and collaborate with Common Curriculum.Explore
Create video lessons and activities to screencast exclusively for your students, check out Screencast-O-Matic.Explore
This resource provides instructors with information about distance learning from both student and faculty perspectives. Courtesy of Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center.Explore
Review state-wide professional development projects. The material includes social-emotional trainings, professional development resources and more!Explore
Educators can use these activities to support, supplement, and modify the remote learning plans for students with disabilities. Digital and non-digital resources are providedExplore
PBS article by an educator on distance learning tips by grade level.Explore
Featured lesson plans, a downloadable Pre-K packet, and content in both English and Spanish to share with families and students.Explore
A comprehensive guide for educators of all levels to overcome remote learning challenges.Explore
Find a comprehensive toolkit filled with learning games, digestible content, encouragement, information, and tips that you can use to customize your support and extend learning at home.Explore