All normal professional development programs are postponed until it is safe to resume programming. In the meantime, please explore the resources listed below for both educators, and children.
Virtual Training by Teachstone:
CLASS Primer for Teachers and many other choices.
September / October 2020
Practice Based Coaching Series
Instructor: Jaye Harvey
Fee: $ 280.00 per person
Call 434.455.6921 for information and class dates / times.
To request more information:
Mon-Thurs 9am - 5pm
Learning at Home
A Month of Activities for PK'ers
Developed by SBCV Literacy Coaches
From Natural Resources:
30 Days of Good Things for Young Children
The talented women at Good Things for Young Children have created a set of developmentally appropriate ideas to engage with children and made those resources available in English and Spanish. The activities support learning and development across all domains.
The Australian Parenting Website
This amazing website with ad-free videos, articles, and apps for families, is supported by the Australian government. It features resources for children of all ages from newborn on, and includes sections with specific emphasis on children on the autism spectrum and children with disabilities. https://raisingchildren.net.au/
Fun and Learning for Parents and Children: An Activities Handbook
Families may find this online booklet helpful. It contains fun activities for parents and children to do together at home, away from home, indoors, and outdoors.
NAEYC for Families
A good way to see all the options at this site is to click first on the top left box that says “Browse Articles By Topic.” You’ll find lots of information and ideas organized by topics that range from play to math and includes playful approaches to math! Select a topic, then enjoy the many options that are available. https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/fr-families
Play by Age
This website is set up to assist readers in locating activities that will playfully support learning and development. The activities are developmentally appropriate for each age category and support multiple domains. https://www.learning4kids.net/
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. Check out examples of Vroom videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/joinvroom and learn more at https://www.vroom.org/
ZERO TO THREE
Click on one of the three topical headings (early development and well-being, early learning, parenting) to find articles, tools, podcasts, and videos for engaging and supporting infants and toddlers, some of which are available in Spanish. https://www.zerotothree.org/