Resources for Parents and Caregivers of Preschoolers
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.
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.