You are your child's first teacher!
Children are born learners and the get ready to read years before they go to school.
Children develop much of their capacity for learning in the first three years of life.
Children with books in the home have a better chance for a good start in school.
Children who enjoy being read to are more likely to want to learn to read themselves.
Help your child get ready to read with these simple activities.
You are the key to your child's success.
When you read, talk, sing, and play with your child, you're stimulating the growth of your child's brain and building the connections that will become the building blocks for reading and for life-long learning.
FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS
Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)
Parent and early childhood education for families with children between birth and kindergarten age.
Early Childhood Screening (Saint Paul Public Schools)
Identify the health and developmental needs of young children before entering kindergarten.
Early Learning Programs (Minnesota Department of Education)
Local programs and statewide resources to help children receive the best start.
Rating tool for selecting high-quality child care and early education.
Teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle.
GETTING READY FOR KINDERGARTEN
Discover more resources, news, and staff picks for the very young.