Resources for Parents & Guardians

Adults have a lot of responsibilities in life, but one of the most important is supporting the educational and growth of children.

In conjunction with many reputable sources, we hope you find these resources useful. The links connect to sources outside the EduCare website.

Parenting & COVID-19

When parents and caregivers deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children.

Symptoms of Coronavirus

About Testing

How COVID-19 Spreads

Cleaning & Disinfecting Your Home

COVID-19 Household Checklist

Keeping Children Healthy during COVID-19

Keep Children Learning While Out of School

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October 2020, Volume 6, Issue 10. Early Learning Parents' Pages. The official Newsletter of the Office of Early Learning, Halloween Edition
Celebrating Halloween 2020 looks different for each family

Halloween Tips & Tricks

Halloween may look different for each family this year. No matter what you have planned, staying safe should always be a part of that plan. The Mayo Clinic has tips and tricks that are easy to remember and use for your family to have fun and stay safe.

In This Issue: World Teacher’s Day, Emotional Awareness, Helping Babies & Toddlers Cope with Feelings, Kindness Counts

October is Safe Sleep Awareness Month

The Florida Department of Children and Families and Prevent Child Abuse Florida are reminding everyone about the importance of placing babies in a safe sleep environment.

Babies sleep safest when they are alone, on their backs, in a crib in the parents’ room for the first year of life.

Did You Know? Infant deaths due to unsafe sleep environments are completely preventable.

You can help keep your baby safe during sleep using the the ABC’S of Safe Sleep

Back to Sleep, ABCs of Safe Sleep

Keeping Kids Curious

Whether they’re at home or at school, children need opportunities and encouragement to keep learning. This NEA resource has lots to offer.

Free Materials about Child Development

Publications about Positive Parenting Tips for ages 0 – 17. How you can help your children during each stage of their growth from the CDC.

Parents & Educators are a Team

Ensuring your child’s success in school means teamwork with your child’s teachers. Asking questions, giving your child feedback on schoolwork, supporting learning at various levels.

Finding Ways to Play

PBS offers tips to parent on play. Specify your child’s age, pick a topic to jump into some great ideas while your children are at home.

Technology & Kids

The Internet can be a scary place. Here are some tips and resources from Messenger Kids to help keep them safe.

Young Children’s Learning & Development

A resource for families; activities, books, and guidance for parents.

Child Development Handouts

In English & Spanish, a parenting program about building safe & Strong families, from ACT.

Developmental Checklist for 3-5 Year Olds

A resource about Preschoolers. A bundle of energy, wonder, and magic, between 3 and 5, they change from toddlers to school-goers. 

Ages & Stages from

Preschoolers: Before you know it, your child has turned four and then five years old. You may find that your somewhat calm child of three has now become a dynamo of energy, drive, bossiness, belligerence…