Links and Apps for Parents
Head Start Resources App
Stay connected to resources relevant to your role in getting young children ready to succeed in school and in life. The simple and easy-to-use interface lets you browse collections by topic and so much more.
ELOF2GO Mobile App
ELOF2GO is a mobile resource for teachers who want to access and learn more about the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF). It's your on-the-go guide to children’s development and learning.
Calendar of activities
The following activity calendars contain a variety of sample activities parents can do with their children.
3 Years – 5 Years Resources
Curious Learning is an open platform that addresses the deployment and learning challenges faced by under-resourced communities, particularly their limited access to literacy instruction.
PBS KIDS is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment with positive role models and content designed to nurture a child's total well-being.
Reading Rockets is a national public media literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.
An enlightening logic puzzler for kids 3-9 that enhances problem solving, memory and spatial cognition skills. Learn about force, aerodynamics, buoyancy, electricity and even get a taste of quantum physics while you navigate the 32 hilarious characters through a seamless maze!
At Starfall, children have fun while they learn - specializing in reading, phonics & math - educational games, movies, books, songs, and more
Moose Math engages kids in a mathematical adventure and teaches counting, addition, subtraction, sorting, geometry and more. While playing 5 multi-level activities in the Moose Juice Store, Puck’s Pet Shop and Lost & Found, kids can earn rewards to help build their own city and decorate buildings.
Fun Stuff for Kids Online. Discover more than a million resources, create personal collections and educational experiences,
Birth – 3 years Resources
In this link you will find several of app to download for free provided by fisher-price
Zero to three
Whether you're looking for games to build your baby's language skills, or games to keep the young ones busy, here are some great play ideas for your infant.
Zero to three
If you're a grandparent providing care for your preschool grandchildren, you may find you’re more patient and relaxed with your grandchildren than you were the first time around. You may also wonder if you’re up on the latest child care strategies. Here’s a guide to what’s new and what has stayed the same when it comes to caring for babies and toddlers.
Birth- 5 years Resources
Instantly watch Sesame Street clips and play fun, educational games all for FREE anytime, anywhere. Sesame Workshop's mission is to use the educational power of media to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research.
Bilingual Kid Spot
Provides free e-books in English and various languages for a wide range of children’s age group.
Reading Rockets (Español)
Reading Rockets es una iniciativa nacional de alfabetización en medios públicos que ofrece información y recursos sobre cómo los niños pequeños aprenden a leer, por qué tantos luchan y cómo los adultos solidarios pueden ayudar.
Colorin Colorado es un sitio web bilingüe que proporciona información, actividades y consejos para ayudar a los estudiantes de inglés (ELL) a tener éxito.
Educational Resources for Children and Families
A list of educational websites and applications for children and families can be found on LACOE’s PreKKid. All resources listed are free of charge to children and families.
Age of Learning provides free home access to ABC mouse, Adventure Academy, and Reading IQ, leading digital education programs for preschool children through middle school students. Below are brief descriptions of the three digital education
- ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy is the leading and most comprehensive digital early learning resource for students in preschool through 2nd grade. ABCmouse offers a research-validated curriculum with more than 10,000 individual Learning Activities and more than 850 complete lessons along our Step-by-Step Learning Path. ABCmouse includes a significant amount of Spanish language content.
- Adventure Academy is a massively multiplayer online game (MMO) for students in 3rd through 8th grade. Adventure Academy brings learning to life as it builds critical knowledge of essential curriculum topics with thousands of learning activities in language arts, math, science, and social studies in a safe and engaging virtual world.
- ReadingIQ is an advanced digital library and literacy platform for children through 6th grade that provides access to thousands of high-quality books, all curated by experts to advance literacy. ReadingIQ includes many books in Spanish, and an offline mode that does not require continuous Internet connectivity.
Here are some links for ongoing PD opportunities:
NCQTL In-Service Suites linked to PreK CLASS connects teaching practices and learning activities found in these in-service suites with the domains and dimensions of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System. Head Start programs find these useful in planning professional development for staff and help teachers gain a deeper understanding of what behavioral markers in each dimension looks like in action.
Healthy Home Visiting Podcasts learning suites offer home visitors a chance to learn new skills and refresh their knowledge on key home visiting topics. Each suite provides a range of materials that can be tailored to each user’s pace and learning style. Home visiting staff can use these suites to help them better prepare for home visits with infants, toddlers, and their families.
Early Learning Domains modules help teachers and caregivers enhance children’s learning across the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework domains. These modules include video presentations, background materials, and handouts.