Your child will have many teachers in his or her life, but none as important as the teachers at home. As a parent, grandparent or other family member, you are your child’s first teacher. Being a parent also means teaching – which you’re already doing, whether you know it or not. Everything you do to help your child feel safe, loved and appreciated will help your child learn and grow. And for the record, your child doesn’t have to be the only one learning. You can expand your learning, too. Don’t be shy about learning more about the complex job of parenting. Click PARENTS for valuable information about what you can do to help your child get the best start in their early years.
If you work in a child care center, Head Start program, Pre-K program, nursery school, or other children’s program, you’re a professional playing a significant role in helping children get what they need to be ready for school and their future. Click PROFESSIONALS to get valuable information about how you can enrich the lives of the early learners in your care.