From birth to five years, parents play a critical role in their child's developing language, literacy, math, and social-emotional skills. Talking with your child develops vocabulary. Reading to your child provides a foundation for early literacy skills. Simple counting activities around the house and in the neighborhood build beginning math skills. Each positive interaction you have with your child strengthens their social and emotional well-being.
Benefits of early learning
- Entering school prepared and eager for learning.
- Fostering social and emotional well-being by developing strong bonds with parents and caregivers.
- Empowering parents and caregivers to be their child's first and best teacher.
Children are born learning. Building on this natural curiosity while providing a strong foundation for learning prepares young children for a successful kindergarten experience.
- What is the age range for PSD's early learning programs?
- What if my child currently has an individualized education program (IEP) and we are moving here from another district?
- What if I suspect my child may have a developmental delay? (e.g., communication, cognition, physical, social/emotional skills, adaptive self-help skills)
- What if I believe my child is typically developing, or progressing similarly to other children their age, but hasn’t yet had a formal school experience?
- What if I believe my child demonstrates advanced skills for their age?