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Helpful Links and Resources

Early Learning / Ready for Kingergarten

Children begin learning from the moment they are born. Research has found that providing infants, toddlers, and young children with consistent, language-rich experiences –talking, reading, and singing – greatly benefits their brain development and school readiness.  That’s why, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Education, in partnership with Too Small to Fail, are providing these critical resources to families, caregivers, and early learning providers. (Visit toosmall.org for the original files.)

·        Tip sheets for familiespreschool teachersinfant/toddler teachers, and other caregivers;

·        A developmental milestone chart to track a child’s development from birth through age 5; and

·        A fact sheet that highlights the evidence behind the benefits of being bilingual and embracing a child’s home language.

 

Talking matters, and, no matter what language you speak – the more words the better. To make these resources as accessible and inclusive as possible, all tip sheets are available in English and Spanish, and can be downloaded for free.

  

Tips for Families - Click to Download Tips for Pre-K Teachers- Click to Download Tips for Toddler Teachers- Click to Download
 

 
 
Milestone Chart - Click to Download Benefits of Being Bilingual- Click to Download

 

The following video(s) offer an easy way to understand the literacy crisis resulting from stunted brain development that results from toxic stress in early childhood development.