Overcoming the Quarantine: How to Build a Curriculum for Home-Based Learning

Posted on March 19th, 2020

Due to the current outbreak of COVID-19, MANY parents, foster parents, guardians and kids will be staying home for the next several weeks practicing safety precautions like social distancing to stay healthy. While this unprecedented outbreak may have disrupted our routines, it does not have to disrupt any child’s education!

Rather than allowing our stress to take over during this time of social separation, we can look forward to what all we may accomplish and the memories we can make while at home with our families. Now is the perfect time to spur our children’s creativity.

From the comfort of your own home, you can open up a child’s educational experiences beyond the conventional math and science classes and use the extra time to focus on problem-subjects in school. Whether the children in your care are learning about humanity’s first spacewalk, discovering a new passion in the world of imagination, or rereading a book from last year’s reading list that they didn’t quite get to, the educational opportunities within the four walls of your home are endless.

In case you need a little inspiration, here is a list of free and fun learning options, vetted by our Educational Liaison Team, to explore with children. Remember, creativity does not live in a place, but in the undiscovered depths of our own minds. Use this time to enjoy exploring yours!

Online learning resources to develop at-home lesson plans:

Learning resources by subject (toddler-AP students):




History/ Geography:

Just for Kids:

Just for Teens and Adults:

Take virtual tours without leaving the safety of your own home! Explore anywhere from The Great Wall of China to the local farmers market with these helpful links. Happy travels!