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Spanish Translation: 15 de mayo de 2020
Chinese translation: 2020年5月15日每週更新
Arabic translation: 15 مايو 2020 التحديث الأسبوعي

Week 15 opening

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Ignite @Home — a digital learning platform designed for children 28 months – 5 years old

Parent access code: HWP2020 

In order to support families, Hatch released Ignite @Home where children can access digital curricular experiences that encompass seven domains of development and learning
• Social Emotional
• Physical
• Language and Communication
• Math
• Phonics and Phonological Awareness
• Social Studies
• Science and Technology

The Ignite platform includes 206 curricular experiences sequenced to build skills necessary for your child to be prepared for kindergarten. Ignite @Home enables parents to continue the rich learning opportunities happening in the classroom, at home!

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Reading aloud, starting at birth, is the single most important thing a parent or caregiver can do to improve a child’s readiness to learn.

Partner Spotlight

Safari Life Childcare & Learning Center in Lynwood

We wanted to share a few photos from an event Safari Life Childcare and Learning Center held last week where they handed out free masks and gloves to their enrolled families.

 Safari Life pic 1  SL pic 2  SL pic 3


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Courtesy of one of our partner centers in Chicago, A-Karrasel Child Care

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Healthy-at-Home Toolkit with Ready Rosie
Creative Curriculum activities in English  -and-  Actividades en Espanol

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1. Tips for Children: Create a flexible schedule and routine for learning at home

2. Help your child stay active

3. Practice taking your child’s temperature and talk to them about having to do this while they are at school.

4. Wash hands frequently and make sure that you are doing it for at least 20 seconds. Sing a song or do a little dance to make it fun.

5. Explain to your child (2 and over) why they need to wear a mask when they go outside and practice having them wear one.

6. Watch for signs of stress in your child:

7. Watch your child for any signs of illness:

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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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