For the Love of Learning™

Parent & Family Resources


Here is a selection of our favorite places, ideas, and organizations on the web. Feel free to recommend a resource that you believe would be of value to our community.

The Berry Patch School Parent Tip Sheets

Online Ideas for Home Learning and Activities

Early Childhood Education Websites

Activities for Toddlers
Creativity, Confidence, Learning Through Fun
Hands-on Playful Learning Ideas

Help Me Connect

Online Curriculum Resources

ABCMouse Preschool Resources
Starfall Preschool Resources

Play-based Learning Activities

Childhood 101 (Playing, Learning, Growing)
Happy Hooligans (Art, Craft, Play)
Prekinders (Learning Areas, Themes, Ideas)
Preschool Inspirations (Domains, Activities, Themes)
Teach Preschool (Classroom Experiences)


Friends Preschool Shares Their Messy, Artsy Fun Ideas:  on Instagram: friendsartlab
Art Bar – Raising Creative Thinkers
Blog and tips for Art, PLAY, parenting strategies

Museums Offering Virtual Experiences

12 Museums offer Virtual Tour
Georgia Acquarium Live Webcams
MN Children’s Museum
MN Science Museum of MN
Shedd Acquarium (animal videos)

Outdoor Play

Early Years Outdoor
No Time For Flashcards


Reading and Writing

Epic (free online books for children)
Kids books read by celebrities
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Active Play

EDUtainment with Princess Party Pals/Preschool Pals
Kitchen Pantry Science
Large Motor Time (Using the letters in your name)
Learn to Dance at Home
Rappin’, Rockin’ and Readin’ with My Miss Nina
SamCam’s Dance Studio – dance time for toddlers

For Parents

Help Kids Manage Anxiety Over Coronavirus (Four videos from experts)
Parenting, Media and Everything In Between

Field Trip Partners

Como Zoo & Conservatory
Deardorf Apple Orchard
Friendship Village
Gale Woods Farm
Kinder Konzerts
Mad Science
Minnesota Zoo
Presbyterian Homes Bloomington
Science Made Fun MN
Sealife MN
Stages Theatre
The Waters of Edina

Children Serving Others (C.S.O.) Partners

Baby Space
Letters To Soldiers
Mary’s Place
Minneapolis Children’s Hospital
Minneapolis Crisis Nursery
Operation Christmas Child
Peruvian Partners
Ronald McDonald House
Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (V.E.A.P.)
Whittier Wildflowers
World Vision

Educational Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics
Baby Center
Brain HQ
Center for Disease Control
Center for Inclusive Childcare
Early Childhood Indicators of Progress
Faith First Parent
Harvard Health
Help Me Connect
Kids Health
Mayo Clinic
National Association for the Education of Young Children (N.A.E.Y.C.)
National Center for Fathering
The Search Institute
Twin Cities Moms Blog
Zero to Three

Afternoon Adventure Partners

4 Ace Productions
Abrakadoodle Art
Dancercise Kids
KidCreate Studio
Mannerly Manners
Rad Zoo
Science Explorers

Health & Safety Partners

Centers For Disease Control
Minnesota Department of Health

Website Development Partner

Lynch Mueffelmann

Childcare Tax Credit Resources

Child and Dependant Care Expenses Form 503
Form 2441 Childcare Expenses
Instructions 2441 Childcare Expenses

Link to additional information about childcare tax credits >>