Elearning resources for parents & teachers

Here’s a list of a wide range of resources for parents and teachers, many who are helping young kids with elearning during this time. Thanks to Niles-Maine District Library‘s Preschool and Daycare Liaison April Lee for compiling this list!

Kodo Kids: Ten free online workshops (2-3 hours each) on topics such as: Infant Toddler Engineering, Uncovering STEM Through Play, and Intro to Physics With Children.

CLASS workshops:

  • Teacher-Child Interactions: The Key to Learning, a one-hour webinar
  • All About Open-Ended Questions, a downloadable ebook
  • Behavior Guidance Strategies, an info sheet to support positive behavior in the classroom

Head Start/Early Head Start: A variety of webinars, articles, PowerPoint presentations, and videos on the following topics and more:

  • Exploring Math With Infants and Toddlers, a webinar on Tuesday, April 7, 3-4 pm
  • An article on Observation under Screening and Assessment
  • A short (15 min.) presentation on Emergent Writing Under Curriculum
  • An article on “Outdoor Play for Infants and Toddlers Under Learning Environment”
  • An article on “Supporting Transitions Using Child Development as a Guide Under Transitions”
  • A 45-minute video on Promoting Resilience in Children, Family, and Staff under Mental Health

Conscious Discipline: You can now get enhanced digital access for 90 days at no charge. This includes:

  • Access to full sessions from the 2019 Social Emotional conference
  • Six of Dr. Bailey’s most popular audio series
  • 17 downloadable tools including a kindness tree, templates for visual routines, and choice spinners for I Love You Rituals
  • Understanding Trauma: Reaching and Teaching Children Who Have Trauma, a three-part webinar with over 120 minutes of video teaching and downloadable session guides

Early Childhood Professional Learning: What’s the Deal with Calendar Time? a 1.5-hour webinar on Friday, April 10 from 4-5:30pm

Early Intervention Training Program: Modules from one to five hours on the following topics:

  • Understanding, Supporting, and Preventing Childhood Trauma
  • Foundations of Speech Development
  • How Culture Impacts Our Work with Families

Illinois Early Learning Project

  • Over 50 one-minute videos demonstrating many of the benchmarks
  • Great information on the Project Approach, including guides, examples, and blogs

Zero to Three: Many videos and articles on topics ranging from Brain Development to Challenging Behaviors to Health and Nutrition.

Gateways to Opportunity

  • Early Math Matters, eight one-hour modules
  • Illinois Early Learning and Development standards for children ages 3-5
  • Illinois Early Learning Guidelines for children ages 0-3
  • Welcoming Each and Every Child, a three hour online training
  • Several ExceleRate training that range from 2-5 hours, such as Managing Transitions, Family and Community, and Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Practice