Online Learning Resources for Families and Child Care Providers

Early Care and Education (ECE) has been collecting various resources available to the children, families and child care providers. Below are resources for at home activities, nutrition services, free internet, etc. As more information becomes available, we will provide it here.

Nutrition Services

Riverside County School District Grab and Go Meal Programs
School districts throughout Riverside County are offering grab and go breakfast and lunch. Please check school district websites for distribution locations and times.

“CA Meals for Kids” Mobile App
This app originally designed for helping find summer and afterschool meal programs has been updated to help students and families find meals during COVID-19-related emergency school closures.

No Kid Hungry Emergency Relief Grants Available
No Kid Hungry is offering real time funding and assistance for schools and community organizations that are finding new, innovative ways to make sure kids have access to the meals they need as schools close due to coronavirus. No Kid Hungry is providing emergency grants to support these local efforts like home delivered meals, grab and go meals programs, school and community pantries, backpack programs, and other steps to help reach children and families who lose access to meals. No Kid Hungry is providing $1 million in emergency grants immediately.

Internet Services

Free Comcast Internet Available to Disabled Veterans and Low-Income Families

Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households and More

Learn at Home Resources

The website for children’s programming aired by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States.

Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History
Dr. Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian Institutes Distinguished Scholar and Ambassador-at-Large, offers this 12 hour video course at The Great Courses, which you can access within a free trial.

National Geographic Kids
Child-focused resources about animals, science, history, people and places from around the world from The National Geographic Society.

Colorations educational craft ideas
This is a website we maintain with hundreds of educational and grade appropriate craft ideas that you can do at home.

Storytime From Space

Videos of astronauts reading STEM themed books from the International Space Station brought to you by the non-profit Storytime From Space.

Steve Spangler Science experiments you can do at home
This is a site established by science guy Steve Spangler, who’s been on ‘The Ellen Show’ over 20 times, with close to 400 science experiments you can do at home.

A Children’s Guide to Folklore and Wonder Tales
Dr. Hannah Blevins Harvey, treats you to dynamic, theatrical, and engaging tellings of cherished tales from around the world, through this 12 hour video course at The Great Courses, which you can access within a free trial.

Really Good Stuff student activity printables
There are about 40 free printable student activities on this page from K-6 company Really Good Stuff, which you can do at home, especially if you have limited resources.

Kidomi digital education appropriate for children

This is a 2018 National Parenting Product Awards Winner from Fingerprint Play, and is a subscription app for kids 6 – 12 with thousands of hours of games, books, and videos. You can sign up for a free trial.

ABCmouse Digital Education
This is a digital education program from the award winning company The Age of Learning, with subjects including reading and language arts, math, science, health, social studies, music, and art. You can sign up for a free trial.

Scholastic Learn at Home
Day by day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

Resources for Inclusion

California MAP to Inclusion and Belonging Newsletter
Information and resources to support early learning and care providers and families during this crisis with particular emphasis on the specific needs of children with disabilities.