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Remote Learning Resources for Parents

Here you'll find everything from YouTube videos on 'How to log into a ZOOM call' and 'What apps to download' along with what to expect from our team during virtual learning. We've compiled these great virtual learning resources just for you during remote learning.

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We are planning some great activities for parents/guardians, and would like to hear from you on what kinds of activities you would like us to offer! Please complete this survey. Thank you!!

Planeamos algunas actividades fabulosas para padres y tutores. ¡Nos gustaría escuchar de ustedes para saber que tipo de actividades le gustaría usted que ofrezcamos! Favor de completar la encuesta por seguir el enlace a continuación. ¡Gracias!

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Halloween Can Be Safe & Fun

Safety Checks

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Farm To Table Fun

Getting Your Child To Eat Healthy Doesn't Have To Be Hard

Chicago PrE-Learning

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This online education platform for birth - 5 learners and their families provides everything you need to continue education outside of the classroom and in the home.

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Information And Activities Adapted From Head Start

 FACT: When you point out the first letter in your child’s name, you help them learn to identify letters - an initial step towards reading and writing. 

TIP: In the kitchen, find the first letter in your child's name on boxes and labels. Point it out with excitement. "Look, it's 'T' for Tanya. That's your letter!"  

GROWTH: Keep celebrating your child’s special letter. Now say words that start with its sound: T-t-t Tanya. T-t-t tomato. Hunt for more "T" words together! Even if your child isn’t quite to the stage of letter identification, it’s a great way to practice new vocabulary.

FACT: The more your child knows about their body, the more they'll care for it. Talk to your child about their body parts and all they can do! 

GROWTH: Keep talking about the body. As your child eats breakfast, name or ask them to name each body part that they're using: “You’re using your lips to pull the food off of the spoon”, “You’re chewing with your teeth”, or ask questions such as "Which body part are you using to chew?”

FACT: When you ask your child to help you prepare for activities, you're building their thinking skills, self-esteem, and confidence. Children love to help!  

TIP: Get ready for bath time together! Say, "Time for a bath. What do we need? We need soap to get clean. What else? Yes, we need a towel. Good thinking!" If your child cannot yet answer such questions, you can simply talk them through the steps as you go.

GROWTH: Keep preparing for activities. At mealtime, ask: "Can you show me what we need to set the table?" Cheer your helper on: "You're right, we need forks!"

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How to Enroll in Head Start/Early Head Start

Spaces fill up fast for our programs so secure your spot as soon as you can. All of our Head Start Child Care Learning Centers are taking the safest and healthiest precautions possible during this time of uncertainty. Your family's safety and health is our most important job. Enroll today!

Online Head Start Application

Back-to-School Weekly updates and Virtual Learning

Educational resources and weekly updates

Additional learning activities the team put together for our families this summer

Easterseals Early Learning Office

4415 W. Harrison Street, Suite 510  |  Hillside, IL 60162
708.330.4490 Phone

Easterseals is funded by two separate grants for Head Start/Early Head Start Services. We are a grantee of the Office of Head Start for services provided in suburban Cook County and a delegate of the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services for services provided in Chicago.

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