Families want what’s best for their children, but don’t often know where to start. Based on family focus groups, many families aren’t aware that children follow the same developmental milestones, or ways to help children meet those milestones, for example.
The new Early Learning GPS is a great tool for all families who want to learn what they need to know and can do to help their young child learn and grow. It is a great way for families to learn on their own, with a professional one-on-one, or as part of a parenting class.
The Early Learning GPS helps families get reliable answers to questions like:
The child’s map will grow with him until kindergarten!
All of the information is from reliable sources like Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning. Professionals do not need experience or education in child development to use the resource. ”I have found that not only can this help me spark family goals for Family Partnership Agreements but it can also help during parent meetings, where in which I can showcase the site to answer some Kindergarten Readiness questions and get the answers and resources on the spot for the parents and this could work as a start to them using the website themselves.”
Some professionals are interested in using the Early Learning GPS to educate their staff as well.
Visit www.earlylearninggps.com to get started. Professionals can access tips, ways to share the GPS with families, and professional development at www.papromiseforchildren.com /gps.
The Early Learning GPS is developed by Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children in partnership with Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning with funding from Pennsylvania’s Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Grant. For more information, visit www.papromiseforchildren.com.