Language for Validating Feelings

Language for Validating Feelings

  You can download this infographic HERE.Careful listening helps kids feel heard. Language that communicates careful listening when kids have strong emotions is similar...

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

  You can download this infographic HERE.Your baby’s body language can tell you how they are feeling and what they may need. Responding to their body language helps...

Receptive and Expressive Language

Receptive and Expressive Language

You can download this infographic HERE.Language is an important part of development, and it’s not just about the ability to say words. Expressive and receptive language...

Meaningful Learning Experiences

Meaningful Learning Experiences

You can download this infographic HERE. Learning new things is easier for kids when the new part connects to something they already know a little bit about. When kids can...

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...

Serve & Return

Serve & Return

You can download this infographic HERE.  “Serve and return” is about the everyday, back and forth interactions you have with your kids. It’s the practice of noticing...

Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician

Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician

You can download this infographic HERE.  It’s important to feel comfortable with your pediatrician and to have an open line of communication. Well checks are a perfect...

Adapting to Digital Learning

Adapting to Digital Learning

The first thing you should know while your kids are learning from home is that you are already doing things right! The foundation for all learning is caring and supportive...

Tips for Parents’ Transition to Kindergarten

Tips for Parents’ Transition to Kindergarten

We can be more helpful to our kids if we acknowledge that the transition to kindergarten is a big life step for adults as well. Think about what will help you through this...

Help Your Kids Transition to Kindergarten

Help Your Kids Transition to Kindergarten

The transition to kindergarten is exciting! For kids, it’s an opportunity to learn new things, master new skills, and build new relationships. But this transition can also...

Resources for Parents to Help Your Kids Thrive

Resources for Parents to Help Your Kids Thrive

Resources for Parents to Help Your Kids Thrive From Amanda Henderson, Safe Children Helping your little ones grow, learn, and thrive can be a tough task for parents, and...

Easing Baby into their First Child Care Setting

Easing Baby into their First Child Care Setting

Taking your little one to child care can be a difficult decision and an emotional experience. Here are a few ways to ease the transition. Here are a few ways you can help...

Communicating with Your Care Givers & Teachers

Communicating with Your Care Givers & Teachers

Your kids’ success in their child care and early learning environments begin with relationships: parent-child and parent-provider or parent-teacher. Each relationship is key...