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.
Early Childhood Nutrition
Tips, Tools and Resources for Parents and Caregivers: Fruits and Vegetables on a Budget – Have A Plant
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.
Please also see these Parent Resources for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.