Resources to empower
The role of parents and families in the success of their children cannot be overstated. From birth on, family involvement in all aspects of children’s lives impacts the academic and social-emotional well-being of the whole child.
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.
This webpage provides a series of links to assist parents communicating with their children. Resources detail verbal and non-verbal communication, as well as some best practices for handling conflict and anger.
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.
An Australian parenting website offering comprehensive, practical, expert child health, parenting information, and activities.
NEA's research spotlight on community schools including descriptions and additional related links.
Children can play games featuring characters from their favorite Nick Jr. shows, some of which engage children's math, reading and social-emotional skills.
Short article detailing why Kindergarten readiness is important and what it looks like.
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 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.
KidsHealth shares 10 ways parents can help their teen stay on track for academic success in high school.
A detailed readiness indicators guide for students entering kindergarten. Includes, how to create an Early Learning Passport for your child, as it is helpful to have a portfolio containing checklists, documents, and work samples organized for the teacher in a meaningful way.
The Attendance Works website contains information and resources to reduce chronic absenteeism and improve student outcomes.
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)
California Department of Education's (CDE) webpage with information for parents and families on how to be involved in the education of their children.
The purpose of the California Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Foundations is to describe research and evidence-based expectations for the way most infants and toddlers make progress. This 128-page document discusses developmental foundations to ensure that early childhood development programs offer appropriate developmental support and care for young children.
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 3 of the series, a 184-page document, discusses the learning foundations related to history/social science and science.
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 1 of the series, a 205-page document, discusses the learning foundations on social-emotional development, language and literacy, English-language development, and mathematics.
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.
This study found that highly engaging teachers can decrease absences by 49 percent, making it clear that a teacher’s impact extends well beyond test scores and grades.
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.
Short article from The Atlantic addressing the middle school years and what it is like for students. Also included in this article is a related 18minute video.
This web page contains information for parents about what chronic absenteeism is and how it prevents students from receiving consistent instruction they need.
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.
Every child has the power to succeed in school and in life and every parent, family member and caregiver can help.
This toolbox is a research-based social-emotional learning curriculum that provides resources for educators and parents. It teaches critical social competencies necessary for academic and life success such as: resiliency, self-management, and responsible decision-making skills.
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.
CASEL provides parents and families resources to support their children’s social and emotional development at home.