Resources to empower
School readiness focuses on a young child’s social, cognitive, physical, and emotional development to ensure a successful transition into school. Children in this range need a strong developmental foundation from birth to 36 months of age. They will learn age-appropriate interaction with the environment and others.
The Countywide Vision is a community-based effort to create a county where residents and investors can prosper and achieve well-being. The Countywide Vision website includes the Countywide Vision statement, information on progress being made to achieve the Vision, and resources to help everyone participate in the Vision effort.
This document provides interactive literacy activities designed for parents to use with their child at home.
Students can engage in early literacy learning in this fun and engaging game-based platform that is accessible on-line or as an app download. These fun activities support the development of print concept, phonemic awareness, phonics, and word recognition
Here are 6 ideas for parents/guardians to try, and links to many more resources.
Counting is the most basic of all number skills and the most natural place for very young children to begin learning mathematics. This article is a primer on how parents might start their young children in the wonderful world of counting—and plant the seeds of enjoying math at a young age.
A great place for parents to start supporting their children’s mathematics learning is Early Learning Math at Home, short parent guides to mathematics education. These booklets, provided by the California Mathematics Council (CMC), were written expressly for parents and guardians of Pre-K children. This booklet contains straight-forward information, practical suggestions, and resources for families who wish to better understand the importance of mathematics and the role they can play in helping children learn this critical subject.
Games to practice letter, phonics, decoding, vocabulary, word study, and comprehension.
Play reading games with characters from Sesame Street for younger children.
Explore reading and play games with your favorite PBS KIDS characters.
Storyline Online is a children's literacy website created by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, which provides free storytelling videos and resources for parents and teachers to foster a love of reading in children.
Epic provides access to over 40,000 high-quality illustrated books and chapter books for children ages 12 and under. Create a login and it's free!
The Reading Machine provides links to 36 online games to help you teach and reinforce important reading skills, and to help your students practice and enhance their skills. The games make great "reward time" activities too.
Reading is like a mathematical equation, find out what helps to move reading forward in our young readers. YouTube Video by University of Florida Literacy Institute.
Timothy Shanahan shares best practices for teaching reading and writing. This week he answers questions and share more about the Science of Reading.
Online article providing information about the Five Key Elements of Scientific Reading Instruction and the Three Elements of Science-Based Phonics Instruction.
The California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network is a program of the California Department of Education. The CREEC Network fosters regional partnerships throughout the state of California to promote environmental education and environmental literacy by providing teachers with access to high quality professional learning opportunities and education resources. Along with statewide sponsors and partners, each of the 11 California CREEC Regions provides professional learning opportunities and resources to educators as well as foster communications among schools and organizations interested in supporting the environmental literacy of California’s teachers and students. More information on the CDE’s CREEC Network program is posted on the CDE website. For Region 10 - RIMS information & resources go to: https://www.creec.org/Home/Region/10
Celebrate and gain a greater understanding of California’s Arts Education Framework! Learn how the Arts Education Framework supports: Developing students’ artistic literacy Implementing the California Arts Standards for Public Schools, Prekindergarten Through Grade Twelve (Arts Standards) Providing equitable arts education for each and every student
The Environmental Education Collaborative (EEC), with the help of educational and community partners, created this digital environmental resource for Riverside and San Bernardino Counties - Environmental Learning Resources Guide. This guide was developed to help educators and community members find sites and programs about natural resources and sustainability. This guide provides information on programs for all ages from early childhood through adult, as well as information on professional training opportunities.
Noun Project is building a global visual language that unites us — a language that allows quick and easy communication no matter who you are or where you are. The Most Comprehensive Icon Collection in the World. Our community of designers from 120+ countries is building the most diverse and extensive collection of iconography ever created. Icons are some of the most universal communication tools available, crossing language and cultural boundaries.
National Resource Center for Asian Languages (NRCAL) was established in 2014 to improve the nation’s capacity for the teaching and learning of Asian languages including Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and Khmer. NRCAL is 1 of 16 language resource centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
This digital library hosts a collection of books from around the world. Ultimately, this organization hopes to have every culture and language represented so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children's literature available from the world community.