Early Childhood

General Tips

Read Virtual Learning for Young Students by Craig Leager for developmentally appropriate tips for working with learners ages 4-7 in an online environment. 1

Read Empowering Families for Distance Learning in Early Childhood by Roisleen Todd for tips on supporting caregivers in providing students with hands-on learning experiences. 2

Read 7 Tips for Managing Distance Learning in Preschool by Melanie Muskin for more tips specifically geared toward preschool. 3

This hour-long webinar from Google for Education features a kindergarten teacher’s tips for supporting young learners with online learning. 4

Using Your LMS

Read Using an LMS with Little Learners by Elizabeth Lubeskie for tips on leveraging your learning management system with K-5 learners. 5

The following half-hour webinar focuses on itslearning (used in Harford County), but the same strategies can be used in any LMS. 6


  1. Leager, C. (2020, April 20). Virtual learning for young students. National Institute for STEM Education. https://blog.nise.institute/virtual-learning-for-young-students
  2. Todd, R. (2020, May 6). Empowering families for distance learning in early childhood. Edutopia. https://www.edutopia.org/article/empowering-families-distance-learning-early-childhood
  3. Muskin, M. (2020, April 29). 7 tips for managing distance learning in preschool. Edutopia. https://www.edutopia.org/article/7-tips-managing-distance-learning-preschool
  4. Google for Education. (2020, May 13). Distance learning for primary students {Video}. YouTube. https://youtu.be/r0r49VOBFn8
  5. Lubeskie, E. (2019, July 1). Using an LMS with little learners. Schoology exchange. https://www.schoology.com/blog/using-lms-little-learners
  6. itslearning. (2020, April 10). Teaching primary students in a virtual world {Video}. YouTube. https://youtu.be/uJm74_CKaV4
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