Early Childhood Development
a. Mediators and Adverse Effects of Child Poverty in the United States
b. Heckman: The Economics of Human Potential
c. Center for the Developing Child – Harvard University
c. Zero to Three
d. Mind in the Making
e. Healthy Children – American Academy of Pediatrics
g. Brazelton Touchpoints Center
h. ACES Too High – Adverse Childhood Experiences
i. A Framework for Child Health Services
j. Benefits of Increased Home-Visitation Services
k. Connecticut Children’s Trust Fund – Help Me Grow Program
l. Proven Benefits of Early Childhood Interventions
m. Strengthening Families with First-Born Children
n. Transforming the US Child Health System
NAEYC for Families – This website from National Association for Education of Young Children, has a resource page families that provides information on how children learn and creative learning ideas to try at home.
Vroom – This website and app (that families can download) give daily ‘brain builders” – fun and interactive activities that stimulate the baby’s development. Based on the top brain science these activities recognize that our children’s first years are when they develop the foundation for all future learning.
Resources for Early Learning – Fun, exciting and engaging, everyday activities to help your children succeed.
Zero-to-Three – The Magic of Everyday Moments has video tips for how parents can nurture their children’s healthy development through everyday routines and interactions.
Other Zero-to-Three parent resources – Reading to your baby – This resource provides research-based tips on how to share books with babies and toddlers to maximize the joy and learning of book-reading and to nurture a lifelong love of books.
Born Learning – Born Learning helps parents, grandparents and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities.
Parenting Counts – Parenting Counts has a developmental timeline for children, birth to age 5, including their skills and abilities in physical, social, learning, and communications development.
PBS Parents – This Child Development Tracker lets you to explore early child development, learning stages and parenting advice and to get information on the stages of growth.
Text4Baby – Text4baby is a mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health through text messaging. Text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 to receive three free text messages a week, timed to your due date or your baby’s birth date, through pregnancy and up until the baby’s first birthday. The messages address topics such as labor signs and symptoms, prenatal care, developmental milestones, immunizations, nutrition, birth defect prevention, safe sleep, safety, and more.