Early Development & Learning

Conversations about early learning are often focused on a child’s ability to recognize concrete things like names of family members, numbers, shapes and colors. As they get older we start focusing on their ability to learn letters and words and meet certain guidelines that will help them in school.

In Project ABC we also want to encourage adults to help young children develop strong social and emotional bases so they can learn to explore their environment. We also want children to develop the sense of curiosity that will yield life-long learners. To do this, we have to teach toddlers and preschoolers how to feel all of their emotions and then be able to get calm so they can focus on learning and building relationships with other children and adults. We know that children will do better in school when they can learn to combine their ability to learn information with their ability to manage their emotions. If you have concerns about your young child’s ability to meet certain milestones, please browse resources below or contact one of our partner agencies.

Resources

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“Still Face with Dads” Users Guide

Still Face with Dads is a video tool for use in professional, educational, and lay settings to stimulate conversation around […]

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“Still Face with Dads” (English)

Still Face with Dads | English CC from CIIVideos on Vimeo.

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“Still Face with Dads” (Spanish)

Still Face with Dads – Spanish Subtitles from CIIVideos on Vimeo.

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“Conversations with Dads”

Conversations with Dads (Still Face with Dads Debrief) from CIIVideos on Vimeo.

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Topic Guide Collection

Preparing Children for School (English)

Preparing for School groups respond to recommendations for support groups that target education, kindergarten preparation and navigating school. Groups will […]

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Topic Guide Collection

Preparing Children for School (Spanish)

Los Grupos de Preparación para la Escuela responden a las recomendaciones para los grupos de apoyo orientados a la educación, […]

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Tip Sheet Collection

Preparing for School – Tip Sheets (English)

Starting school can be scary and exciting for both you and your child. Effective kindergarten teachers know that children are […]

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Tip Sheet Collection

Preparing for School – Tip Sheets (Spanish)

El empezar la escuela puede ser intimidante y emocionante a la vez, para usted y su hijo. Los maestros de […]

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Bonding with Your Baby

Attachment is a deep, lasting bond that develops between a caregiver and child during the baby’s first few years of […]

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Tip Sheet

Dealing with Temper Tantrum

Two and three-year-olds have many skills – controlling their tempers is not one of them. Tantrums are common at this […]

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