Early Learning Resources


CDC Milestone Tracker
This app tracks your child’s development, provides a milestone checklist and offers tips and activities to support growth and development.

Vroom provides activity ideas and tips, and identifies learning skills during everyday routines for children, ages birth to 5. Vroom by Text is also available. Text VROOM to 48258 to sign up. 

Download on the Google Play Store.

The Head Start Early Learning Outcomes framework comes to life in an app that informs parents of developmental goals and activities to support growth and future development.

Download on the Apple App Store. 
Download on the Google Play Store.    

Interactive Learning Websites

Visit Youth In Need’s and your local school districts’ websites for additional updates and resources.   

All of your favorite PBS characters join children in age-appropriate videos, games and activities.

Scholastic Learn at Home 
Scholastic has set up a free virtual learning resource center with more than 20 days of lessons for children in pre-K through grade nine.   

Go Noodle 
Get up and
moving. From games to dance parties, yoga sessions to mindfulness activities, there are opportunities for your child to engage their body and mind.   

ABC Mouse   
ABC Mouse is offering free home access for children, ages 2 to 8, during this time. Learning activities to support reading, math, science and art. Use code: AOFLUNICEF   

National Geographic for Kids 
Access brain boosters, experiments, fun facts and more. 



Visit and “like” Youth In Need’s Early Learning Program Facebook pages for updates, activity ideas, brain breaks and resources available to our communities and families. Additionally, “like” your community museums, zoos, parks and businesses’ Facebook pages. Many are taking to social media to provide virtual lessons, field trips and entertainment!    

Youth In Need 

Youth In Need Head Start East 

St. Charles County Head Start & Early Head Start 

Lincoln County Head Start & Early Head Start 

Warren County Head Start & Early Head Start 

Montgomery County Head Start & Early Head Start        


Resources for Families With a Child Who Has an IFSP, IEP or 504 Plan

Contact your school’s Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator or First Steps provider for information and updates regarding your child’s eligibility and services.

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Q&A

Read questions and answers from DESE regarding rights and services during COVID-19 Pandemic.

Access education and information regarding parents and students rights.

Missouri First Steps  
Access Individualized Family Service Plan information for children, ages birth to 3, in Missouri.