Early Childhood

It is amazing to watch young children as they learn about their world and develop new skills. As a parent and as your child’s first teacher, there is no one better able to observe this unfolding process and gather important information about how well he or she is developing the learning and thinking skills appropriate for a 3- to 4-year-old child. The information included here will help you understand what your child should be doing and learning – and how you can support his or her early development.

A Closer Look at Early School Transition
Tips for Parents of Preschoolers
Fast Facts
Books to Checkout
Understanding Language Development in Preschoolers
Understanding Learning and Thinking in Preschoolers
Understanding Physical Development in Preschoolers
Understanding Social and Emotional Development in Preschoolers
Choosing a Preschool: Simple Tips for Parents
Early Education: The Best Investment We Can Make
Leaving a Child Behind Before Kindergarten
Planning for a Successful Start to Kindergarten
Preparing for Kindergarten Begins the Year Before
Redshirting - A "Moving" Experience

Suggested Tip!

Read Books New Ways

Does it feel like you’ve read the same story 100 times? Read it a new way: Ask the child questions about what they think will happen next and encourage them to tell you what they see in the illustrations.
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