COVID-19 Information & Resources

Early Childhood


COVID-19 Information & Resources

US DOE Information

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has designated the Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center at the University of North Carolina (UNC) as the hub for updated information on funding, guidance and resources for IDEA early childhood education during and related to the Covid-19 crisis.  

The Center for Parent Information & Resources (CPIR) has compiled resources for families related to Covid-19, including many in multiple languages.

Georgia Information

Georgia’s Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) has provided resources for young children and families learning at home, including:

  • Toddler Time at Home (Includes weekly themes and related activities for On the Move, Adventures Online, Sensory Time, Story Time and Arts/Creativity)
  • Georgia PreK at Home (Includes Daily Activities, Storytime, Virtual Field Trips, Screen Free Time and Let’s Go Outside)
  • Resources to Support Home Learning, based upon the Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS)

GPB Education – Digital Learning Resources
Georgia Public Broadcasting, in partnership with Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), has developed collections of digital learning resources aligned to Georgia standards. Students in Pre-K through 12th grade can now access free, educational PBS daytime programming designated for each grade level weekdays on GPB-TV. 

Georgia PBS Kids offers games and activities to keep young children learning while having fun.

General Resources

Fun and Learning for Parents and Children: An Activities Handbook is an online and downloadable source for fun activities that families and children can do together at home, away from home, indoors, and outdoors.

Good Things for Young Children offers a set of developmentally appropriate ideas to engage with children and support learning and development across all domains. and made those resources available in English and Spanish.

Learning4Kids’ Play by Age can help users locate activities that will playfully support learning and development. The activities are developmentally appropriate for each age category and support multiple domains.

Vroom is a set of tools and resources from the Bezos Family Foundation designed to inspire families to turn
everyday moments into “brain building moments” by layering activities that are essential to healthy brain development onto existing routines. Vroom’s website offers a variety of tools to download for free, as well as a mobile app that provides easy access to daily “brain building” activities. Many resources are available in English
and Spanish.

What is Tele-Intervention or Tele-Therapy?  Will it work for my child and family? During this crisis and period of social distancing and sheltering-in-place, therapy services may be offered via technology.  You may feel uncertain about whether or not this is a good option for your child and family.  Read one parent’s experiences with tele-intervention for tips and strategies to help you prepare for this change in service delivery.