Self-Love & Young Kids

Self-Love & Young Kids

Self-love means appreciating yourself and treating yourself with kindness and understanding. Self-love means accepting yourself for who you are.You can download this...

Tips for Communicating with Babies & Kids

Tips for Communicating with Babies & Kids

Communicating with your kids goes beyond developing language skills. It helps them feel safe and secure in their relationships, which is the foundation for learning and...

Supporting Kids in Transition Times

Supporting Kids in Transition Times

Transitions are hard. For young kids, feelings of anxiety or worry that pop up during transition times can lead to whining and stalling, tantrums and meltdowns – behaviors...

Kid-Friendly Healthy Recipes

Kid-Friendly Healthy Recipes

Whether it’s time for breakfast or snack time, toast is a hearty, healthy, warm, and fun choice. These kid-friendly recipes will be fun for you to make and eat together!You...

4 First Steps to Becoming an Active Family

4 First Steps to Becoming an Active Family

Though it can be difficult to squeeze an extra activity into an already busy schedule, making time to move together is important because active parents raise active kids....

Language for Validating Feelings

Language for Validating Feelings

Careful listening helps kids feel heard. Language that communicates careful listening when kids have strong emotions is similar to paraphrasing, but in a way that signals...

What is the Preschool Development Grant?

What is the Preschool Development Grant?

You can download this infographic HERE.Want to know more about what we’ve accomplished with the preschool development grant so far? Learn more here.

Tips For Helping Kids Build Relationships

Tips For Helping Kids Build Relationships

You can download this infographic HERE.Relationship-building is the process of establishing emotional connections with others that are based on trust and intimacy. Through...

Interpreting Baby’s Body Language

Interpreting Baby’s Body Language

Your baby’s body language can tell you how they are feeling and what they may need. Responding to their body language helps your baby feel safe and seen, which also supports...

Receptive and Expressive Language

Receptive and Expressive Language

Language is an important part of development, and it’s not just about the ability to say words. Expressive and receptive language skills are both required for effective...

Meaningful Learning Experiences

Meaningful Learning Experiences

Learning new things is easier for kids when the new part connects to something they already know a little bit about. When kids can connect their own experiences and...

Benefits of Family Style Meals and Snacks

Benefits of Family Style Meals and Snacks

You can download this infographic HERE.“Family style” is when kids and adults sit together for a meal or snack. Food and drinks are served from shared plates, pitchers, etc....

Supporting Kids Who Are Slow To Warm Up

Supporting Kids Who Are Slow To Warm Up

You can download this infographic HERE.Many kids are “slow to warm up,” meaning they are uneasy or cautious in new situations or with unfamiliar people. As babies,...

Facilitating Learning Experiences

Facilitating Learning Experiences

You can download this infographic HERE.Learning experiences build on existing knowledge (something familiar) and invite children to extend their thinking in a way that...

Reciprocal Relationships

Reciprocal Relationships

In a reciprocal relationship, each person is equally respected and valued. The relationship is balanced so that both people feel seen and heard. When you engage in a...

Learning at Home

Learning at Home

You can download this infographic HERE.Emotional and physical environments matter because they affect how we feel, how we relate to others, and our ability to focus on...

Early Childhood Care and Education Settings

Early Childhood Care and Education Settings

You can download this infographic HERE.Families have many options for where their children learn and grow when they are not at home. It's important to get to know the...

Tips For Transitioning Your Baby To Solid Foods

Tips For Transitioning Your Baby To Solid Foods

You can download this infographic HERE.Transitioning your baby to solid foods is an adorably messy and exciting milestone. There can be a lot to think about when the time...

Starting Baby on Solid Foods

Starting Baby on Solid Foods

You can download this infographic HERE.Starting your baby on solid foods can be an intimidating transition. This overview of new foods to try and when to add them to your...

Accessible Environments for Little Learners

Accessible Environments for Little Learners

You can download this infographic HERE.Learning happens when kids feel welcome and comfortable in their environment, and when they have easy access to all the tools they...

Responsive Interactions

Responsive Interactions

When you give kids what they need in the moment – like a smile, a hug, or some help – you are responding to their actions and words in a positive and respectful way....

Raising Humane Humans

Raising Humane Humans

You can download this infographic HERE.Learning to recognize the emotions they are feeling will help your kids understand how to handle them – within themselves and with...

Helping Big Kids Adjust to a New Baby

Helping Big Kids Adjust to a New Baby

You can download this infographic HERE.Bringing a baby home is a huge transition for an older sibling. Before your baby is born, read books together about new babies,...

Transitioning Home With A New Baby

Transitioning Home With A New Baby

You can download this infographic HERE.Don’t be surprised if you have mixed emotions about bringing your baby home. It’s OK to be nervous, and normal to feel uncertain...

Building Authentic Relationships

Building Authentic Relationships

You can download this infographic HERE.Children learn about relationships from the adults who care for them. Being genuine in what you say and do creates honest, authentic...

Kindergarten Readiness Checklist

Kindergarten Readiness Checklist

You can download this infographic HERE.Starting kindergarten can feel like a big transition for both kids and parents. There are many things you can do to get your kids...

Self-Care to Keep You Going Strong

Self-Care to Keep You Going Strong

Download this infographic HERE. Caring for children is a great joy—and a great responsibility. The better you take care of your whole self, the better you’ll feel. Modeling...

8 Great Things to Know about Child Development

8 Great Things to Know about Child Development

You can download this infographic HERE. In recent years, researchers have learned a lot more about how early experiences shape children. These are great things to know and...

Parent Wellbeing Checklist

Parent Wellbeing Checklist

You can download this infographic HERE. Parenting is demanding; it takes a lot of energy. But looking out for your wellbeing – physically, mentally, and emotionally – will...

9 Elements of Positive Parenting

9 Elements of Positive Parenting

You can download this infographic HERE. “Positive Parenting” isn’t about being perfect or always being cheerful. Instead, it gives words to what parents do every day –...

Quality Child Care: What to Look For

Quality Child Care: What to Look For

You can download this infographic HERE.  There’s a lot to think about when choosing a child care or early educational environment for your family, because it’s an...