ODE - Learning Supports

Learning Supports for preparing for Preschool:

Ohio's Early Learning and Development Standards

Learning and Growing Together - A Series of Fun and Practical Online Resources for Families

Fundations - Our comprehensive reading, spelling and handwriting program. 


Willoughby Eastlake Preschool                           

Parent Resources

Ohio Department of Education, Early learning family resources


Description:  Check out the preschool resources section, which contains a variety of topics, some of which include:

-Your child's development: birth to age 5

-Food & nutrition

-Early literacy tips for preschoolers

-Getting involved with your child's learning

-Kindergarten readiness checklist


Website:  https://pathways.org

Description: Pathways provides free online resources to ensure your child's development is on track and tools to maximize child development. Check out the information by age link.

Zero to Three

Website:  https://www.zerotothree.org

Description:  This site contains information ranging from child development (birth to 36 months) to outlining strategies to support early development and learning. Check out the explore our topics and find resources and services tabs.  Examples of topics include:

Discipline and limit setting

Language & communication

Brain development

Challenging behaviors

Social skills & play

TACSEI, Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention

URL:  http://challengingbehavior.fmhi.usf.edu/do/resources.htm

Description:  TACSEI provides free products and resources to improve the social emotional outcomes for children. Check out the families and browse resources tab for useful information, a few of which include:

How to help your child stop whining

How to help your child have a successful morning

How to help your child learn to share

Making life easier: bedtime and nap time

Making life easier: running errands

Reading Rockets

Website:  http://www.readingrockets.org

Description:   Find resources and activities that promote literacy to help your child become an engaged reader. Check out the resources for parents section for reading tips, children's books & authors, early literacy and many more topics.


Website:  http://www.abcya.com

Description:  This site provides educational games and apps for children to use under the guidance of their parents.  It is FREE to use on PC, however, there is a monthly charge associated with other devices.

ABC Mouse

Website:  https://www.abcmouse.com

Description:  ABC Mouse helps children learn to read and offers activities across subject areas. There is a monthly charge associated with this site, yet you can sign up for your first month for FREE.

PBS Parents

URL:  http://www.pbs.org/parents/

Description:   PBS parents offers information about child development, parenting, and games/activities for kids. Check out the education tab for information related to developmental milestones and fun activities for preschool aged children.

Sesame Street

Website:  http://www.sesamestreet.org

Description;  This website contains free online videos and games. Check out the printables and tool kits.      

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)

Website:  http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu

Description:  CSEFEL focuses on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness for children from birth to five.  Check out the parent modules and family tools sections to learn more about children's social emotional development and strategies to address challenging behaviors.

State Support Team 4

Website:  http://www.sst4.org

Description: The State Support Team is an organization that provides support in different areas:

Early learning

Family engagement


Special education

This organization also hosts a monthly autism support group for the families of loved ones diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (see family engagement tab).

Sensory Processing Disorder Resource Center

Website:  http://www.sensory-processing-disorder.com

Description:  This site contains information and activities related to sensory processing and related disorders. It also includes activities to promote the development of fine motor skills.  Examples of topics include, but are not limited to:

Sensory diet

Picky eaters

Symptoms checklist

Behavior problems

Heavy work activities

Therapy Street for Kids

Website:  http://therapystreetforkids.com

Description:  This website provides a resource for parents interested in working on fine motor activities in the home setting.  Sample topics include, but are not limited to:

Pre-writing skills

Scissor skills

Eye-hand coordination

Sensory strategies

Self-help skills

Pink Oatmeal

Website:   http://www.pinkoatmeal.com

Description:  Pink Oatmeal provides information and activities related to child development, play, & movement.

The Inspired Treehouse

Website:  http://theinspiredtreehouse.com

Description:  This website features child development information. It also has gross motor, fine motor, and sensory processing activities.

Ooey Gooey, Inc.

Website:  http://www.ooeygooey.com

Description:  The Ooey Gooey website focuses on the importance of play in contributing to school readiness.  Check out the resources tab, which contains make and take activities and favorite books links.

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