Parent Resources

Home Learning Activities and Tools

HighScope at Home - HighScope's “at-home” activities, strategies, and resources for a practical way to keep children engaged in active learning at home.

M-DCPS Inclusion Team's Distance Learning Toolkit - Resources to features resources for both teachers and parents to help children who are learning from home.

TATS Activity Calendar for Children -  Almost four months' worth of activities for children. Parents can focus on one activity per day as a "brain break" for children.

TATS Staycation Toolkit -  An at-home toolkit featuring activities for parents to use with children.

TATS Home Learning Choice Boards -   This provides educational applications and webpages. It also contains choice boards that have activities for a variety of areas.

TATS Early Childhood (Birth - Age 2) Home Learning Plan - This provides home learning activities specifically for children from birth to 3 years old.

TATS Early Childhood (Ages 3 - 5) Home Learning Plan - This provides home learning activities specifically for children ages 3- to 5-years-old.

TATS Handwashing Guide - This provides hand washing visuals that can be displayed at home.

Easter Seals School Closure Autism Kit - Provides examples of visual schedules that can be used with young children or children with special needs.

COVIBOOK - Mindheart provides a short story about coronavirus in several languages. Parents can read this story with their children and discuss their feelings regarding the virus.

NCPMI's Positive Feedback Starters - A list of positive feedback parents can use with their children, especially when the children are doing distance learning.

TATS Talks Reading and Language Development Guide - TATS provides strategies and activities for parents to use when reading to children.

FIN Distance Learning Tips for Supporting Children with Disabilities

Tips para que las Familias Apoyen a Sus Hijos con Necesidades Especiales al usar Formatos Virtuales

Konsèy pou fanmi pou ede pitit yo ki gen andikap pa mwayen vityèl 


 

ESE Support and Resources

ESE Eligibility - The Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services supports school districts and others in their efforts to provide exceptional student education programs for students ages 3 – 21 who have disabilities and students who are gifted. Each school district is responsible for providing services to students who are eligible for exceptional student education (ESE) programs. 

Exceptional Student Education - The Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services administers programs for students with disabilities. Additionally, the bureau coordinates student services throughout the state and participates in multiple inter-agency efforts designed to strengthen the quality and variety of services available to students with special needs.

U.S. Department of Education - Disability resources for parents of children with special needs.

Learning Disabilities Association of America - Support and resources for parents of children with learning disabilities.

Family Network on Disabilities - ESE resources for parents.

Project 10 - Florida's statewide discretionary project supporting transition of youth with disabilities.

Family Cafe - Annual event free for individuals with disabilities and their families that offers exposure to private and public resources, networking with other families, and access to policy-making officials.

Understood - Learning resources for parents, educators, and individuals with disabilities.

McKay Scholarship - Scholarship to give students with special needs the opportunity to attend a participating private school or a public school of the parents' choice.

John M. McKay Scholarship Fact Sheet - More information in Haitian Creole, English, and Spanish about the conditions and choices for the McKay Scholarship.

The Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities (SEDNET) - Resource for students with or at-risk of emotional and/or behavioral challenges.

Children's Medical Services (CMS) - Collection of programs with specially qualified doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals that serve children with special health care needs. 

Bright Expectations - Florida's site dedicated to helping individuals with special needs to find support, resources, and inspiration to break barriers, defy expectations, and achieve bright futures.

Florida Inclusion Network (FIN) - Information about inclusion practices, family-school collaboration, networking opportunities, as well as local resources and support.

Parent to Parent of Miami - Community Parent Resource Center serving parents of children with disabilities in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.

APD Resource Directory - Informational service to help find available resources and organizations in your area.

The Advocacy Network on Disabilities - Agency advocating, coordinating, and providing services for people with special needs.

 

Florida Standards ACCESS Points Brochures

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Spanish

Haitian-Creole 

 

Academic Resources for Students

Discovery Education - Digital textbooks and curriculum resources for K-12 classrooms.

MES Games for ESL Students - ESL games for children and adults to learn English.

Reading Websites for Elementary Students - Blog with free teaching resources.

IXL Reading and Math Activities/Lessons - Personalized, comprehensive K-12 curriculum. Currently offering resources for at-home learning.

Cool Math 4 Kids - Math games for kids, teachers, and parents.