Government of New Brunswick

Children are always learning, even when schools are closed. There are so many activities that provide opportunities for growth. Some of the best learning happens in everyday moments shared with children.

No requirements are posted on this site. Families know best what learning expectations will be reasonable based on their own circumstances.

Although many of our roles are different right now, we want to assure you that our work to provide you with resources and encouragement is ongoing. We hope you will find the materials on this site helpful for supporting learning at home.

New resources will be shared over time. Please check back often.

Changes in Directives for Early Learning and Childcare Facilities and Schools
(17 Jan 21)
Return to School Plan: Families and Students (14 Jan 21)
Mask Up Campaign (23 Dec 20)
Mask Wearing at School FAQ (16 Sep 20)
Return to School (14 Aug 20)
Laptop Subsidy Program (31 Jul 20)
Return to School September 2020 (29 Jun 20)
Post-secondary Information for Grade 12 Students (29 Apr 20)
English Language Arts 12 Credit Options (28 Apr 20)
Minister’s Memo: Home Learning Plan (2 Apr 20)
Deputy Minister’s Memo: School Closure (20 Mar 20)
Talking with Children About COVID-19


  • Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE) and the New Brunswick Physical Education Society have pulled together many relevant resources to support all aspects of student wellbeing at home. New resources and videos are added weekly. Visit the PHE Home Learning Centre
  • Mental Health Mondays:  John B. Fletcher, Counselling Therapist, is offering this video series to provide a variety of strategies for maintaining and improving your mental health. A new video will be posted each Monday. 
  • We recognize the significant strain that COVID-19 has placed on individuals and families. Many people are concerned about their physical and mental well being. Canadians are being challenged in a number of ways because of isolation, financial and employment uncertainty and disruptions to daily life. The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) supports the Wellness Together portal, a Government of Canada initiative that provides e-mental health supports and access to virtual counselling services to everyone in Canada. Wellness Together Canada provides free online resources, tools, apps and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals when needed.





  • Let’s Get Exploring! (Kindergarten – Grade 2) These activities will help children learn by exploring their own neighbourhoods with their grownups. Each activity provides a new opportunity to make walking around your neighbourhood, exploring your own backyard, or staying at home continue to be interesting and educational for your child. This learning package was developed in collaboration with ASD-W.

    This activity page is paired with, I Spy, an original story written and illustrated by our friends at ASD-W. The story introduces the type of activities a little girl and her mother do together during a period of physical distancing. Try taking turns reading the story out loud with your child before trying the activities from the story yourselves.
  • Signs of Spring  (Kindergarten – Grade 2) It is that time of year when signs of spring are starting to show themselves all around us. Children love to get outside and explore. The goal of these activities is to get kids exploring the world around them and identifying treasures hidden in plain sight – treasures that can be used for learning! This Learning Plan was developed in collaboration with ASD-S.
  • Together Is my Favourite Place to Be  (Kindergarten – Grade 2) A young child flourishes when they are with the people they love. Spending more time with family and loved ones provides opportunities to share and enjoy new experiences together. This package includes activities that will help your family grow together. This Learning Plan was developed in collaboration with ASD-N.
  • Stories Are for Sharing (Grades 3-5) Storytelling brings people together, which is so important in these challenging times. Using this package, your child will have lots of fun sharing a story in two different ways. These activities offer lots of ideas to guide and inspire your young storyteller! This Learning Plan was developed in collaboration with ASD-E.
  • Let’s Grow Together! (Grades 3-5) In this activity, children will plan to plant a garden this summer, and along the way, they can explore measurement, journals, music, art, science, Indigenous ways of knowing, and so much more! These activities can be completed with materials typically found in many households. This Learning Plan was developed in collaboration with ASD-W.
  • Connecting to the Earth Through Observation (Grades 3-5) What makes the world around us unique and special? Your child will explore this question by developing their observation skills and using their creativity to think about our connections to the Earth and our environment, and then recording their observations in a field journal. All activities can be completed without an electronic device. This Learning Plan was developed in collaboration with a team of EECD Learning Specialists.
  • Connecting to the Earth Through Time (Grades 3-5)  The Earth is always changing. We know this because scientists observe how it changes historically. Thinking about how the planet has changed over time helps us understand urgent problems and actions we can to take to tackle things like climate change. In these fun activities, you will explore the concept of time and how time connects to the Earth. This Learning Plan was developed in collaboration with a team of EECD Learning Specialists.    
  • Spring into Action (Grades 3-5) Children are naturally active and creative. Many children love to make up songs and rhymes, create dances, tell and act out stories, draw, colour, build, and move their bodies. In this learning plan, you will find a selection of activities that will encourage your children to express themselves creatively and to get up and move! This Learning Plan was developed in collaboration with ASD-S.
  • Quick Start Offline Activities: Elementary
  • Quick Start Online Resources: Elementary



  • Reading the Word, Reading the World  (Grades 6-8) The activities in this package encourage you to explore a variety of different kinds of texts and challenge you to try out a few new ways of reading. This Learning Plan was developed in collaboration with ASD-
  • Honouring Me and You (Grades 6-8) Humans are social beings with a need for healthy and supportive relationships, especially during times of uncertainty. Activities in this unit will help support the development of healthy relationships, both in-person and online. The activities will help you grow relationship skills as you learn the importance of connecting with yourself, connecting with others, and connecting with your community. This Learning Plan was developed in collaboration with a team of EECD Learning Specialists.
  • A River Runs Through It  (Grades 6-8) Most communities in New Brunswick are built along or close to a river. Each river is a water system and an ecosystem combined, offering benefits and sometimes challenges to the diversity of living organisms within its reaches. The activities in the package will provide you with opportunities to investigate and learn about rivers in New Brunswick. This Learning Plan was developed in collaboration with ASD-S.
  • Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies (Grades 6-8) Feeling connected is a basic human need that is even more important in challenging times like these. The activities in this package are aimed at supporting you to make connections to yourself, to others and to nature. This Learning Plan was developed in collaboration with a team of EECD Learning Specialists.
  • Let’s Do Our Part! (Grades 6-8) The activities in this package will help you to explore what you are passionate about and help you to prepare to be an active global citizen! Our world needs all different kinds of citizens: citizen scientists, citizen artists, citizen storytellers, citizen builders, citizen educators, and more. What will be your contributions as a global citizen? This Learning Plan was developed in collaboration with ASD-W.
  • Quick Start Offline Activities: Middle School
  • Quick Start Online Resources: Middle School



  • Let’s Take Care of Ourselves! (Grades 9-10) The activities in this package will help you learn to practice self-care, to become a lifelong learner, and to make informed decisions about your future. All of these things contribute to positive mental health! You will explore career options and development paths, and you will also see how work patterns change when people work from home. You will have opportunities to develop new skills. Finally, you will be encouraged to practice self-care and mindfulness strategies that will help you stay ready to learn and grow even during these troubling times. This Learning Plan was developed in collaboration with ASD-W. 
  • Take Action! Becoming a Global Citizen (Grades 9-10) There is nothing like a pandemic to remind us of how closely we are all connected and how our individual actions can make a difference on a global scale. In a world of complex systems and relationships, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the various challenges and injustices, but individual actions can and do make a difference! This Learning Plan was developed in collaboration with ASD-N.
  • The Space Around Us (Grades 9-10) Using the activities in this package, you will explore space including the phases of the moon, sundials, stars, and the International Space Station. Along the way, you will collect information, look for patterns, learn Wabanaki teachings, practice your design and writing skills, and much more! This Learning Plan was developed in collaboration with ASD-E.
  • Today. Tomorrow. Together. (Grades 9-10)  When it comes to money and finances, many people often feel they lack control and the knowledge required to make good choices. What are your initial reactions to this statement? Are you able to make sound financial decisions or do you feel unprepared? This package will help you improve your financial literacy so that you can become better prepared for your future. This Learning Plan was developed in collaboration with a team of EECD Learning Specialists
  • Citizen Scientist (Grades 11-12) Do you have what it takes to be a citizen scientist? Scientists worldwide need your help! Contribute to real scientific research projects by collecting data, taking pictures and making observations in your own backyard and neighbourhood. This Learning Plan was developed in collaboration with ASD-S.
  • Security versus Freedom: Which is more important? (Grades 11-12) To explore this complex question, you’ll choose a specific interpretive lens to examine something that is happening in your world. You will explore a variety of fiction and/or nonfiction texts to create an end product that presents your research and conclusions. This Learning Plan was developed in collaboration with ASD-S.
  • Quick Start Offline Activities: High School
  • Quick Start Online Resources: High School


Welcome! This section provides information on learning English at home. You will also find information on whom you can contact for support.

  • Information on online resources and offline activities to learn English at home


  • For information on registration for school, interpretation or academic/English support, please view your district’s website. 
  • For community support, please note that your local Immigrant Serving Agency is eager to help.  All New Brunswick’s agencies are listed on the New Brunswick Multicultural Council’s website. Contact and support information specific to COVID-19 will be posted on this same page in the days and weeks to come.


  • myBlueprint is a career exploration and planning platform for students from Grades 4 to 12. Students actively learn about their interests, skills, passions, and feelings, and document what they discover about themselves in pictures, videos, and journals.
    Family Corner contains cross-curricular activities for K-12 students to complete while learning remotely.  

To log in, choose your district:

  • Brilliant Labs is challenging you to take a good look at the world around you. We want you to ask yourself: "What does my world look like? Why does it work this way? Is it missing anything?”

This section provides resources and connections to help families support learners with diverse needs.  Resources include mental health supports, processes and resources for students on personalized learning plans, and connections to other government and community-based supports.


The following are diverse resources, online training options, articles, and suggestions to help families of children with autism and neurodevelopmental challenges.