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
The California Preschool Learning Foundations Series outline key knowledge and skills that most children can achieve when provided with the kinds of interactions, instruction, and environments that research has shown to promote early learning and development. Volume 2 of the series, a 126-page document, discusses the learning foundations on visual and performing arts, physical development, and health.
The Committee for Economic Development (CED) provides resources associated to high-quality early childhood education. CED collaborates with business, policymakers, and local community members to deliver high-quality early childhood education to communities that need services the most.
First Things First explains the importance of investing in early childhood. $1 invested in early childhood yields a $16 return.
This article provides an overview of milestones for parents to expect from their children ages three through five.
This webpage details why toddlers thrive in a scheduled environment, as well as a sample schedule and framework around which to schedule a toddler's activities.
This article by PBS Kids provides information to parents about their role and ways to positively interact with their children.
Scholastic provides a series of resources on developmental milestones (cognitive, social, language, and other) for children ages 3-5.
This study was designed to substantiate the positive, long-term outcomes demonstrated by children from economically disadvantaged homes who received a high-quality, early education.
Zero to Three provides parents and families with resources to advance the health, development, and well-being of their baby.
This article details why routines are so important in a toddler's development. Routines are integral for toddler self-control, reduce parent/toddler power struggles, develop a child's social skills, and help children cope with transitions.
In this article, parents get suggestions and strategies on how to encourage play-based learning at home for young children.
This article discusses 10 ways to engage in lifelong learning.
Great Schools.org provides information regarding school quality to help parents find the right school for their family.
This is a network that provides Social and emotional Learning resources.
This is the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) Social-Emotional Learning Roadmap for reopening schools.
This is the California Department of Education's official site for Social-Emotional Learning. It links to various resources schools and districts can access.
This is a grounding document for the California Department of Education's Social and Emotional Learning guiding principles.