Early Learning Tools:  For Families, Caregivers

and Early Learning Educators

Many parents and caregivers, as well as teachers and early learning providers, are eager for information and resources on how to connect with babies and toddlers, manage young children's behavior, and help children develop relationships, regulate their behavior and emotions, and talk about their feelings. When the adults in children's lives have appropriate expectations of children's development at different ages, they have greater success—and much less frustration—with young children.

From birth, children are curious. You can build on that natural curiosity by developing their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Building on prior successful partnerships to promote early brain and language development and early STEM education, the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services have joined with Too Small to Fail to release a Social and Emotional Toolkit on social and emotional development. All of the resources feature examples of simple actions to take, some of which caregivers might be doing already, such as maintaining consistent routines for young children.

Fostering Healthy Social and Emotional Development in Young Children

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TIPS FOR FAMILIES

Fostering Healthy Social and Emotional Development in Young Children

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Tips for Families

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Understanding Your Child’s Social and Emotional Development  from Birth to 5

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Milestones - Understanding Your Child's Social and Emotional Development from Birth to Age 5

SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL RESEARCH BACKGROUND

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Social and Emotional Development Researc

TIPS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS AND PROVIDERS 

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TIPS FOR FAMILIES

Fostering Healthy Social and Emotional Development in Young Children

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Consejos para las familias

MILESTONES: 

Understanding Your Child’s Social and Emotional Development  from Birth to 5

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SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL RESEARCH BACKGROUND

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TIPS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS AND PROVIDERS 

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Consejos Para los Proveedores y Maestros

Talk, Read, and Sing Together Every Day!

Research has found that providing children from birth to five with consistent, language-rich experiences—such as talking, reading, and singing—can have important benefits on their brain development and future school success.

However, many families lack access to the types of resources that can help them make the most of these language building experiences. This creates a gap in the quantity and quality of words that children learn, which directly impacts their opportunities to succeed in school and later on in life.

As the result of a commitment made at the White House Summit on Early Education convening focused on increasing the quantity and quality of words that children learn. Made specifically for families, caregivers and early educators, these resources can help enrich a child's early language experiences by providing research-based tips for talking, reading, and singing with young children every day beginning from birth.

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It's Never Too Early to Help Your Child Learn Talk, Read, and Sing Together Every Day!

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It's Never Too Early to Help Your Child

Learn more about your baby by watching for developmental milestones. Smiling, cooing, and babbling are just a few. Your baby will show you many more milestones in how he plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves! Look for your child’s milestones regularly and share his progress with the doctor at every well-child visit.

TIPS FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN

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Tips for Families with Young Children

THE BENEFITS OF BEING BILINGUAL—A Review for Teachers and Other Early Education Program Providers

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The_Benefits_of_Being_Bilingual—A_Review

TIPS FOR FOR USING LANGUAGE AT HOME AND

IN THE COMMUNITY 

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TIPS FOR INFANT & TODDLER

TEACHERS AND CAREGIVER

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Tips For Infant & Toddler Teachers and C

TIPS FOR PRESCHOOL TEACHERS OTHER EARLY 

CHILDHOOD EDUCATION  PROGRAM PROVIDERS

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Tips For Preschool Teachers & Other Earl
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It's Never Too Early to Help Your Child

Aprenda más sobre su bebé, para que pueda estar al tanto de su desarrollo. Sonreír, gorjear y balbucear son solo algunos de los indicadores. ¡Su bebé le mostrará mucho más por la forma en que juega, aprende, habla, actúa y se mueve! Esté pendiente de los indicadores del desarrollo de su hijo de forma regular y comunique su progreso al médico en cada consulta de rutina.

TIPS FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN

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Tips for Families with Young Children

THE BENEFITS OF BEING BILINGUAL—A Review for Teachers and Other Early Education Program Providers

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The_Benefits_of_Being_Bilingual—A_Review

TIPS FOR FOR USING LANGUAGE AT HOME AND

IN THE COMMUNITY 

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Tips for Using Language at Home and in t

TIPS FOR INFANT & TODDLER

TEACHERS AND CAREGIVER

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Tips for Infant & Toddler Teachers and C

TIPS FOR PRESCHOOL TEACHERS OTHER EARLY 

CHILDHOOD EDUCATION  PROGRAM PROVIDERS

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Tips for Preschool Teachers & Other Earl