Parents As 1st Teachers

Parents and caregivers are a child’s first teacher. To help prepare parents for this important role, we are sharing a set of best practices that will help build a foundation for school readiness. These practices are based in research and compiled by NOKP’s Early Childhood Working Group. Here is a toolkit of materials that parents can use as a guide for preparing their young children for school and lifelong learning:

For parents and caregivers to learn methods for preparing their young children for school:

Parents As 1st Teachers

For children and parents to prepare for school readiness together:

School Readiness for Young Children

For service providers to connect with the local early childhood movement:

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