Additional Resources for Parents

Guidance/Resources to Support At Home Learning and Discovery:

1- MDE parent guides with activities that are aligned with the ECIPS.
The parent guides are available at: https://education.mn.gov/MDE/dse/early/ind/ (scroll to the bottom of the page under “Translated Documents”)

 2- Help Me Grow at http://helpmegrowmn.org/HMG/HelpfulRes/EncourageHealthDev/index.html
Family activities under STEM video series from ZERO TO THREE (ZTT) at: https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/series/let-s-talk-about-stem-video-series

3- The Zero To Three article on talking to young children about Coronavirus might be of interest: https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3210-tips-for-families-talking-about-the-coronavirus and https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3211-why-are-people-wearing-masks-why-are-people-covering-their-faces
https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3264-at-home-activity-guide


 4- Scholastic Learn at Home provides 20 days’ worth of active learning journeys designed to reinforce and sustain educational opportunities for those students who are unable to attend school.
Screen Sense, a set of research-based materials from Zero to Three
 Including the E-AIMS model for choosing media content for children
5-  NAEYC's Position Statement with the Fred Rogers Center, on Young Children and Technology. Recognizing the importance of quality, developmentally appropriate content and of co-viewing and joint media engagement with parents/adults/family members
 6- The U.S. Department of Education's Early Learning and Educational Technology policy brief (which is based in part on recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, NAEYC, and others)
 7- Award-winners in the Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media category developed by the Association for Library Service to Children (a branch of the American Library Association)


 MN Help Me Grow
 

Help Me Grow is an interagency initiative of the State of Minnesota partnering with local service agencies to provide resources about the development of young children for parents and professionals. These resources include information on developmental milestones, You Tube videos, caregiver strategies to support development, screening and evaluation, and how to talk about developmental concerns. Visit the 
Help Me Grow Web site for more information
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Military Family Support (Free)
Farmington ECFE is available for Military families to talk to licensed Parent Educators about questions on parenting. 
For more information call: 651-460-3205 or 651-460-3235. 


Parenting Coaches (Free)
ECFE offers one on one coaching sessions for families at home, on site at MVES-CE, or over the phone. During your coaching session, an experienced licensed parent educator will provide answers to questions you might have about parenting, bedtime struggles, healthy eating, toilet training, tantrums and more. 
To schedule your free private session, call 651-460-3205 or 3200 or email twashburn@farmington.k12.mn.us



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