The Fairfax County Office for Children’s Institute for Early Learning offers professional development classes for early care and education professionals related to the effective use of technology with young children.
Fairfax County Public Schools offers many technical resources available to children and families in the school system. In addition, all FCPS students are given access to a wide variety of free online resources that promote literacy and language development.
- Community Internet Access Maps are available through the FCPS website. These maps show community Internet access and computer access sites by neighborhood.
- Technology@Home enables FCPS students and staff to purchase technology products for home use directly from vendors at discount rates.
- Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is free to all currently enrolled FCPS students.
- Access4All is an FCPS team that works to ensure every student in FCPS has adequate access to reliable technology and the Internet. The team works to provide discounted access to technology hardware and Internet access to qualifying families.
Fairfax County Public Library has an extensive collection of print and electronic resources, many of which are geared specifically toward early learning. With your library card, you can reserve traditional print books online and have them transferred to a branch location near you for easy and convenient pickup. The library also offers eBook services that can be accessed through your computer or mobile device.
- OverDrive – provides eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eVideos through your computer or mobile device. Resources are for both adults and children. This service allows you to carry a digital library with you wherever you go.
- TumbleBooks – offers electronic books specifically for children. eBooks include animation, music, narration, and highlighted text to help engage children in the story and build emerging literacy skills.
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