Parents are a child’s most important teacher and the home is their first classroom. Starting Strong works to support parents and families in being their best by sharing the most important information available on what they can do to support their child. From reading with your child every day, to finding the right help when something goes wrong, Starting Strong is working with the community to grow your support.
videos on reading tips for parent and caregivers
Fostering Healthy Social and Emotional Development in Young Children: Tips for Families
Tips are organized by age (Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers) and are intended to help parents and families support their children’s social and emotional development–nurturing children’s ability to develop healthy relationships, manage challenges and realize their full potential. Click to Download
Turn every story time into a magical reading encounter with “Lightyear Library.” Our goal is to reach everyone in the galaxy with our message about the importance of reading with children. Please help us spread the word! Share Lightyear Library with family and friends, colleagues, and your social and professional networks. Click to Download
Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive
Every family looks forward to seeing a child’s first smile, first step, and first words. Regular screenings help raise awareness of a child’s development, making it easier to celebrate milestones and identify possible development concerns as early as possible. Click here for more information.
“10 Things” Brochure
Please download our tips on “The 10 Things Your Child Needs to Know Before Kindegarten.” This brochure is available in six language options below.