Early Childhood Parent Resources

Early Childhood Parent Resources

The National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC's) website For Families is a collection of resources including  “Families Today”, a column by Doctors T. Berry Brazelton and Joshua Sparrow, information on quality child care and preschool programs, and resources to support development.

Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP) Conferences are family centered conferences designed to offer support, information, and education to parents and professionals.  PEP promotes the partnerships that are essential in supporting and including children with disabilities and their families in all aspects of the school and community.

Milestone Moments: Learn the Signs.  Act Early.  Follow your child's development by watching how he or she plays, learns, speaks, and acts.  This document highlights milestones to watch for in your child and how you can help your child learn & grow.

The Colorado Interagency Coordinating Council (CICC) members represent the various statewide constituencies of parents of children who are or were eligible for the Early Intervention Program in Colorado, providers of early intervention services to infants and toddlers birth through two years of age, and state agency representatives that work with the system of supports and services for familes with infants and toddlers, ages birth through two years of age, with a developmental delay or disability.
 
Fun websites to explore:
Preschool Tracing Worksheets (www.printactivities.com)
Family Education (www.familyeducation.com)
Preschool Lego (http://duplo.lego.com)

Kids love crafts! These are some of the best sites to find craft projects to keep your kids busy and creative.
http://www.crayola.com/
http://www.craftown.com/kids.htm
http://www.marthastewart.com/kids
http://www.theideabox.com/
http://www.coloring.com
 
On these sites, your kids can learn and have fun at the same time. They offer math games, reading and writing activities, puzzles, and more.

Story Blocks is an online video collection featuring one-minute songs and rhymes for babies, toddlers and preschool children in both English and Spanish. Filmed in partnership with Rocky Mountain PBS, librarians throughout Colorado share successful activities as well as literacy tips. Parents, child care providers and others will discover ways to engage very young children in fun and playful interactions that also build healthy brain development.

Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL) offers book lists, activities and research information on early literacy

Starfall is an award-winning website for kids to work on literacy skills.

Click here for more links to parent resources on Special Education.
 
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