We will use this space to share articles and other materials that we think might be useful for parents, caregivers and teachers, adding resources as we find them. Please feel free to suggest materials you discover that might be helpful to others.
Colorado Early Learning Guidelines
According to the website, the “Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines describe the path of children’s learning and development from birth to eight years old. They’re designed so that everyone who cares for young children can play an important part in giving Colorado’s kids a health start.” The site explains the guidelines and offers a long list of resources.
Parenting Matters of El Paso County
Classes, videos and other kinds of support for parents and caregivers as well as teachers. “We believe that parenting is the most challenging and most important job there is. Because of this we work with families, schools, and the community to organize and coordinate parent education and resources to help families raise healthy, happy children.”
Child’s play and better brains
According to an NPR report, “when it comes to brain development, time in the classroom may be less important than time on the playground.” The site includes related articles on the importance of play.
From the U.S. Department of Education
Early learning resources on various topics for parents, caregivers and teachers.