ECE Professional Development Resources for Staff





Online Teaching Platforms

Webex and Zoom


Zoom Tips for Teachers


How to set up Zoom for Parents and Students


ESC of Central Ohio Learning Options for School Closures Resource Page

These are online tutorials for  web platforms and great if you want to set up online lessons for your students and families with internet access.

Big Day for PreK Curriculum Online Access to our curriculum for New Teachers and refresher for current staff.

¥ Create and manage your class roster.

¥ Download and print resources and plan lessons. 

Waterford Early Learning

Five Ways to Learn with Waterford When SchoolÕs Out

A toolkit for school and district educators with resources and activities to share with families in support of distance learning. This link is to a document with several additional links for teachers send to families for extra support.SEL Resources at Home for Remote Learning

Waterford Early Learning


Waterford At Home Access This video shows how students can access Waterford at home. Proper set-up will make it easy for your students to begin a session on their own with just a few clicks.




Social Emotional Learning


The Imagine Neighborhood (sponsored/promoted by Second Step)


A new podcast for families designed to help children and grown-ups practice their social-emotional skills.


Schedules for Families

Visual Sample Schedules at Home


Families may want to create an at home picture schedule

Social Emotional Activities Mind Yeti: 15 mindfulness videos (on YouTube)

Activities for students that help calm their minds and focus their attention.

Social Emotional Learning

Second Step


Autism Professional Development

A free course that will introduce you to characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and dispel common misconceptions through the experiences and perspectives of individuals on the autism spectrum. This will provide valuable insights and information in this 90-minute course.

PBS Building a Reader

An interactive course that explores literacy strategies and activities for young children. 

PBS Make believe Math course

PBS Math online training that explores the importance of math and pretend play for students.