IRVINE, Calif. - October 1, 2020
The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) have expanded their successful online Educational Resources program for children. Launched in the spring as parents and teachers were thrust into a world of distance learning, the library of content caters to students from preschool to middle school.
New content added for fall at TheTollRoads.com/Educational-Resources enhances the already rich assortment of activities available on the new webpage. Younger children will enjoy a connect-the-dots activity that forms the shape of Orange County. Preschoolers will also have fun with worksheets that guide them through cutting practice (with safety scissors – of course!). This is in addition to an array of coloring pages that feature Toll Roads environmental sites and iconic scenes. And while they’re learning the ABCs, why not practice with 26 terms that relate to roads and transportation?
Those who haven’t already explored the signature Fossils in Your Backyard interactive book are in for adventure as they discover fossils that were found when The Toll Roads were originally built.
Students of all ages will appreciate getting out in nature with a Nature Walk activity. Word searches with varying degrees of difficulty are fun and educational for a road trip or a break from the screen on a school day at home. The themed word searches allow younger students to identify basic driving-related words, while older students will search for complex words that educate them about tolling points and on- and off-ramps. Slated to debut soon is a Bingo game focusing on The Toll Roads that can be played at home with the family or in a virtual setting for middle schoolers and their friends.
The Educational Resources program was an innovation born of necessity when TCA – operator of the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads – set out to be a helpful resource to the community amidst the challenges of COVID-19 and statewide Safer-at-Home orders. The emphasis during this time has been to support our community and staff. TCA adopted the motto, “We’re here for you now, and we’ll be here for you when it’s time to get back on the road.”
As our county, state and nation continue to navigate through the challenges of the pandemic, TCA is committed to continuing to aid the community with tools such as the Educational Resource program.
For more information, visit thetollroads.com.
The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) are two joint powers authorities formed by the California legislature in 1986 to plan, finance, construct and operate Orange County’s public toll road system comprised of the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads.