Free online portal of safe and educational sites with enrollment in Computer Explorers classes for children
Children today should not miss learning opportunities and educational aids that the Internet provides. But how can parents protect their children from inappropriate content and find solid material without spending hours on it themselves?
Quickly - through one portal - if they have any children enrolled in Computer Explorers program and classes.
Computer Explorers’ eTots program gives parents free access to vetted and verified online content that is both educational and safe. Parents and their children go directly to carefully selected activities and games - not home pages.
The goal is to provide good learning options, taking children directly to activities on the Internet that are educationally sound. The portal provides a range of educational and research sites that give students the best of the Internet so parents don’t struggle to locate what they need.
CE’s portal directs children and their parents to activities on sites sponsored by Sesame Street, the BBC, PBS, Nickelodeon as well as national and regional children’s museums - all in one convenient place. Parents can work through material with their youngsters or allow them to learn at their own pace knowing the content has been screened. The links are chosen based on their ability to increase a child’s academic readiness in reading, math, science, social studies, art or music.
Families with children ages three to five enrolled in any Computer Explorers class or program receive free access to eTots. Education experts at Computer Explorers have reviewed and verified all the content, lessons and activities as safe and age-appropriate.
Used correctly, the Internet can increase the speed of learning. The inappropriate and harmful content out there at times discourages parents, but eTots makes it possible to have safe boundaries.
The local Computer Explorers uses technology in creative ways to engage students in science, math, English and other core academic subjects. It offers after-school programs, recreation center classes, preschool options and summer camps. eTots is an extra benefit created in response to questions from parents about what they can do online with their young children at home.
Computer Explorers developed the eTots program in 2010 to help parents find appropriate sites without spending hours searching the web themselves.
Children who have access to the Internet are going to explore and having eTots gives helpful direction rather than turning them loose or playing the same online games over and over. A child’s natural instinct is to want to discover, and eTots is great for that.