Resources

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning promotes the social-Governor reading to babyemotional development and school readiness of young children, birth to age 5. 

The Virginia's Foundation Blocks for Early Learning: Comprehensive Standards for Four-Year-Olds (PDF) provides a measurable range of skills and knowledge essential for four-year-olds to be successful in kindergarten.

Child Care Aware VA is a site where you can search for regulated centers and family day homes near you.

Department of Social Services offers resources for early intervention, finding child care, health and safety, financial assistance and much more.

First Things First, Arizona's only public funding source dedicated to early childhood. First Things First partners with families and communities to help kids have the positive, nurturing experiences they need to arrive at school ready to succeed. We do this through quality early care and education programs, preventive health efforts, and supporting parents in their role as their child’s first teachers.

PBS Kids has games and other resources on child development and school readiness.

Go online or visit your local Prince William Public Library. Help children learn to read by enjoying books together, beginning in infancy. Free story times for babies and toddlers and free resources on child development.

Visit the Prince William County Public Schools Preschool Program webpage for learning information and resources.

Scholastic provides guides to activity ideas, advice, and news for parents of early learners, birth to two years.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Understanding Your Child’s Development” page describes important milestones for childhood development.

The Zero to Three website offers tips and information to support parents.

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