We tip our hats to those who support our youngest learners!
Children’s early years— birth to age 5— are critically important in laying the educational foundation for learning and development in the years ahead. Learning experiences are everywhere— at home, in childcare, at preschool and in Pre-K classes, and in the community—and we appreciate how our families, care providers, Pre-K teachers, and community partners work together to get kids off to a great start!
Parents have a very important role in their child’s education. In fact, parents are teaching and children are learning from the very start!
Families can find a wealth of resources on GCPS Early Learning web page to support their young child’s development and help prepare for kindergarten and a lifetime of learning! Age-specific growth charts detail important milestones for social and emotional development, language and communication skills, cognitive (learning/thinking) growth, and expected progress in movement and physical development at the ages of 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, and 5 years.
Additional resources for both parents and childcare providers and early learning teachers include web-based learning tools, parent tips, links to community resources, and more. For instance, Get Georgia Reading offers a free service, in English and Spanish, to help parents prepare their children for success in kindergarten.
And check out these resources from the National Association for the Education of Young Children to celebrate young children and their families with hands-on, collaborative activities that encourage movement and healthy lifestyles through music, food, and art.