Resources for Parents and Caregivers of Preschoolers

First 2000 Days

There are only 2,000 days between the time a baby is born and when that child shows up for the first day of kindergarten. Experiences during these 2,000 days have a lasting impact on later learning, health and success. That is because children’s earliest experiences literally determine how their brains are wired; lay the groundwork for future health; and form the foundation of the social and emotional skills needed for academic and workplace success.

Talking and listening to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers 

A Place of Our Own website has a Child Development / Cognitive Development page presenting tips on talking and listening to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
 

Early Childhood Nutrition

Good Health Guidelines
http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/discover-myplate

Tips, Tools and Resources for Parents and Caregivers
http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/fruits-and-vegetables-on-a-budget
 

Activity/Fitness

The website of the Let's Move! for early care & education (ECE):

Let's Move! Childcare

 

Just for Fun!

http://www.sesamestreet.org/home

http://www.nickmom.com/parentsconnect/

http://www.surfnetkids.com/

http://www.storylineonline.net/

http://www.zerotothree.org/

 

Pre-K preparation and readiness: Parents Are Teachers, too!

Talking is Teaching / Talk Read Sing is a campaign of Too Small to Fail in partnership with various organizations that are dedicated to improving early childhood development. See Program Resources for Parents and Caregivers.

City's First Readers is a collaboration of nonprofit organizations fostering the literacy development of children, ages 0-5. By combining resources and best practices, more New York City children have greater access to the programs and services that will stimulate their literacy development.

Parent Resources for babiestoddlers and pre-schoolers are available here.