Parents play the most powerful and influential role in their children’s lives. As their children’s first teacher, brain builder, technology navigator, advocate and coach, parents set the stage for success in the early years and early grades. Parents are the ones who can best ready children for school, establish good school attendance habits, and help to prevent summer learning loss. The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading recognizes that parents are the secret sauce!
Increasing the quantity and quality of conversations between young children and their parents is a key strategy of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading’s (CGLR) work to boost brain development, early learning, school readiness, and ultimately the number of children reading proficiently by the end of third grade. In several CGLR communities, public awareness campaigns are exploring innovative ways to better involve parents and caregivers in closing the “30 Million Word Gap” – the wide gap, identified by researchers, in the number of words heard by low-income children vs. their wealthier peers that can lead to developmental delays predicting a steeper climb to literacy.
Working to promote early language development, the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is preparing to launch the Every Day Hero Text Messaging Campaign. The Campaign will deliver up to two text messages each week to parents.
Tips will be sorted by the following age groups:
Mind in the Making’s (MITM) Seven Essential Skills Training Modules draw on brain development research to inform practices that lead to better outcomes for children through the promotion of essential skills. Each module provides participants the opportunity to reflect on their own experiences and practices, learn what researchers have discovered about how children learn best and discuss how to apply this research in their role as a parent, caregiver, or educator.
Mind in the Making Cohorts Currently Registering
1. MITM Flyer Team Pearl
The community is invited to attend the “Breakfast of Champions” 2017 Healthy Start Coalition Annual Meeting at the Laurel Oak Country Club. This FREE event will celebrate another year of accomplishments. While you’re there, be sure to check out the Suncoast Campaign For Grade-Level Reading information booth, where team members will be onsite to answer any questions you might have about Vroom and Mind In The Making.
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