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
DREME TE advances research in early mathematics. They also provide teacher professional development units, family math strategies and activities, resources and publications for early math.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics provides an overview of supporting research as to why mathematics is important for early childhood learners.
Math instruction for early childhood learners can be playful and fun - not necessarily comprised of flashcards or worksheets. Teachers can highlight features of children's play that are mathematical, as well as creating math activities that are playful.
TeacherVision provides printables, lessons, and other resources to support students with social and emotional issues.
This webpage details why nonverbal communication is important, as well as some methods to improve parental, child, and family nonverbal communication methods and tone of voice.
FamilyEducation is a parenting website that provides resources to parents at every stage, from pregnancy to raising toddlers, and teens.
This webpage details the different stages of social development, as well as best-practices for improving social development and how to reinforce specific social skills.
Parent Toolkit is a one-stop resource developed with parents in mind. It’s produced by NBC News Education Nation and supported by Pearson and includes information about almost every aspect of your child’s development, because they're all connected. Healthy, successful children can excel in many areas – in the classroom, on the court, and in their relationships with peers and adults. The Parent Toolkit also supports children's social and emotional development by providing tips to help children with self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationships, and responsible decision-making.
Scholastic discusses the grade-level social skills that teachers tend to look for and how to teach it. Skills range from sharing and being polite in Pre-K to accountability and perspective in Grades 4-5.
Understood.org provides a variety of information and recommendations to support children and teens in expressing their emotions and developing relationships.
Common Sense Media details the four main categories of screen time - passive consumption, interactive consumption, communication, and content creation. This guide also details some best-practices for child screen time.
In support of the Countywide Vision and the Regional Goal of supporting every child from cradle to career, the Vision2Read initiative is a year-long campaign designed to: focus attention on the importance of reading; highlight literacy-related programs and services throughout San Bernardino County; and connect people to available literacy resources and/or volunteer opportunities.
An Australian parenting website offering comprehensive, practical, expert child health, parenting information, and activities.
Children can play games featuring characters from their favorite Nick Jr. shows, some of which engage children's math, reading and social-emotional skills.
Californian membership-based advocacy organization dedicated to advancing excellence throughout the early care and education profession. CAAEYC unites educators of young children and advocates for political and professional leadership.
This is a budget information sheet on federal and state funding for early childcare.
This report discusses research about the benefits of full-day preschool and kindergarten programs and provides aligned recommendations for local and state government leaders.
The editorial team at Resilient Educator present 5 articles written about early childhood education. These articles can be excellent resources for educators and parents to help maximize the benefits for young students.
The Perry Preschool Study examines the lives of 123 children born in poverty and at high risk of failing in school. From 1962–1967, at ages 3 and 4, subjects were randomly divided into a program group that entered a high-quality preschool program based on HighScope's participatory learning approac and a comparison group who received no preschool program.
This guide explains how to start your own preschool, from writing a business plan and choosing a location, to marketing, hiring, and managing your day-to-day operations.
An analysis of the impact of early childhood education. Report emphasizes its effects on achievement and economic (individual and societal) outcomes. Findings may inform local policymaking.
Led by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), several United States federal agencies have come together with a mutual interest in identifying and filling knowledge gaps in how the arts affect individual health and well-being across the lifespan. This literature review and gap analysis details the social and emotional benefits of arts participation and details what arts participation looks like in early childhood.
This website discusses the importance of children's first five years, provides activities and resources for parents and educators to support whole child development, and identifies steps community members and businesses can take to support early child development. (Birth - K)