Guidance for Principals/Directors

for Remote Learning in 3-K and Pre-K

Remote Learning in Early Childhood


Young children learn best in the context of relationships and through play-based, hands-on, and

engaging activities. In their early childhood classrooms, the relationships they develop with their

teaching teams and caregivers are crucial to their development and learning. Additionally, the toys,

games, and other materials in their classrooms support discovery and exploration – an essential

component of early learning. For these reasons, remote learning for young children is centered

around helping families, caregivers, and children connect and engage in joyful, fun, play-based

activities that build on children’s natural curiosity.

Supporting Remote Learning

During this time, it is particularly important to consider how we support families and children in

having safe, nurturing and predictable experiences. Children rely on their daily routines, including

seeing their teaching team each day they come to school. At this time, our goal is to ensure smooth

transitions from learning in a classroom to learning at home. During times of uncertainty and stress,

it is important to maintain strong attachments to help children remain resilient and thrive. Together

we can successfully support children and families by helping children feel connected to their early

childhood program and teachers. When planning how best to maintain connections with children

and families, teaching teams should consider the needs and...