We will be regularly adding to our online resource library to support children’s ongoing learning.
Free, Open-Access Web Resources
The resources listed below are free, open-access web resources. Families are encouraged to access these resources to support learning outside of the classroom environment.
Join us for a webinar by Rebecca Doggett, Ph.D. on Wednesday, April 8th that will focus on practical tips for parents in supporting children with ASD during this time. Strategies for designing and implementing new routines, ways to approach explaining changes in daily life due to COVID, and how to maintain social skills virtually will be discussed. Register here.
Impact Parents is offering a free webinar on navigating technology for parents next week. The webinar is available from March 30th to April 4th. Register here.
Daily Home Schedule/Activity Ideas: Use this printable daily home schedule to provide structure for your child during this period of distance learning. This is a valuable support we use in the classroom to help our students. The activities listed can provide meaningful opportunities to practice skills while using the schedule.
BrainPOP (upper elementary) and BrainPOP Jr. are websites used in our classrooms that have short, informational videos about topics related to reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and much more.
Technology Resource Bulletin: Many of our students favorite online resources are found on YouTube. This Technology Resource Bulletin contains links to Barefoot Books and other useful videos commonly used in our classrooms, along with instructions on how to make watching them educational.
Positive Behavior Supports are strategies we use in our classrooms to prevent, manage, and improve challenging behaviors. This PowerPoint presentation contains information about challenging behaviors, reinforcement, and strategies parents can use to help improve behavior.
Students from prekindergarten through upper grades will have access to PBS educational programmingevery weekday starting Monday, March 23rd on-air. These efforts will help ensure that all students can “Learn-at-Home”, whether they have a computer or broadband at home.
Click here to learn how to get free access to ABC Mouse, Adventure Academy, and other activities which may be helpful for our students during this time.
Social stories allow our students to learn using a combination of simple words and visuals. These social stories may help our students understand why schools are closed. Click below for some stories you can use at home.- Coronavirus School Closures | Coronavirus Social Story
GoNoodle contains many movements and mindfulness videos that our students use during classroom time.
This pamphlet from the Department of Education offers guidance on Early Childhood Instructional Resources that can be utilized during this time of distance learning. It offers activity ideas in the areas of play, language, art, science, math, reading, and much more.
Starfall is a website that focus on ABCs and 123s for our younger learners.
This list of apps from Inclusive Technology are currently free from the App Store. The apps include stories that can provide opportunities for sequencing, comprehension of the story being told, and integration of technology and learning.
Hatch is offering parents free access to their Ignite@Home program for early learners. Ignite by Hatch includes play-based learning experiences covering seven domains of learning, from social-emotional development to phonics and math. Sign up for free access here.
Kids Activities Blog has compiled a list of all the authors and illustrators who are doing online story times, listed by day and time they will be occurring.
This article explains how to create a safe, sensory friendly backyard landscape for a child with special needs.
This article from Very Well Health explains some causes for anxiety in children with autism and techniques to help and assist them when they experience interfering behaviors.
Parent to Parent NYS has published a newsletter highlighting educational and other related resources for families to use during school shutdowns. Check it out here.
Text4Caregivers is a free 10-week text service that distributes timely and relevant self-care and stress-management support via text messaging, through Parent to Parent NYS. The goal is to offer support in a quick, easy way to parents of children with special needs. The texts are available in English and Spanish.
The Food Education Fund has created a space to share resources and information about available food sources for families in New York City, including free school meals at local schools, regardless of if the child attends the school.
Childmind.org is offering a number of supports and information for parents during this time.
Long Island Cares distributes food through a network of member agencies in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. This link to their food locator shows locations of local food pantries. They also offer a Children’s Mobile Breakfast Food Truck on weekends.
Island Harvest offers a numbers of food pantries across Long Island. You can locate by entering your ZIP code into their pantry locator found here.
Advantage Engagement is offering a number of webinars and resources aimed at wellness with a focus on meditation here.
Call (516)-515-1948 to reach a warmline offered by Adelphi’s Institute of Parenting. Call with questions regarding babies’ and young children’s development and well-being, especially in times of heightened stress. They welcome non-emergency calls from parents, caregivers, and educators of young children (ages 0-6). Your call will be returned by an infant and early childhood specialist from the Institute for Parenting at Adelphi University.