Early Learning Info for Families

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Early Learning and Development

The North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development provides in-depth explanation of child development from birth through 60 months of age and is considered to be NC’s early learning standards.  The CDC's webpage, Learn the Signs. Act Early.,  provides a wealth of information on child development from birth to 5 years.  Your child should reach milestones in how he plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves. There is even an app you can dowload to help you track your child’s development and act early if you have a concern.  This page provides positive parenting tips for parents of children of all ages.  

Birth To Five: Watch Me Thrive! is a coordinated federal effort to encourage healthy child development, universal developmental and behavioral screening for children, and support for the families and providers who care for them.

The CDC has some great information available to learn about what the differences are between Developmental Monitoring, a Developmental Screening, and a Developmental Evaluation.  This website also explains why these are important.

Are You Preparing a Child for Kindergarten?

In this video from Education Week a teacher shares some tips on preparing children for kindergarten.