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The School Ready Child

The School-Ready Child 9| yrs 10 yrs 11l yrs 61 yrs 7| yrs 81 yrs 3 yrs 4\ yrs 51 yrs 9 mth 1 yr 2| yrs 3 mth 6 mth Birth How do children become ready for school? It starts at birth, with the support of parents and caregivers, when young children acquire the social and emotional skills, knowledge, and CRAY attitudes necessary for success in school and life. Some young children face challenges (poverty, parental unemployment, low birth weight, depression in the family, abuse and neglect, etc.) CR that make their development vulnerable. We need public policies to focus on the healthy CE development of babies and toddlers as an essential part of preparing children for success. CHITYS TO it's all about Relationships 1 Babies know their needs will be met when they have healthy relationships with at least one caring adult. That adult may be a parent, a relative, or another caregiver. More than 6 million children under age three spend some or all of their day being cared for by someone other than their parents. trust, confidence Everyday experiences shape early learning For babies, everyday experiences provide opportunities to learn how to operate in the world. In fact, children's academic successes at ages 9 and 10 can be attributed to the amount of words and talk they hear from birth through age 3. curiosity communication Emotions Emotions play a big role in a young child's capacity to learn. Emotions are stored at the core of the brain's architecture, surrounded and integrated with higher level brain functioning. empathy resilience self control The importance of Play 4 Through play, babies and toddlers explore and make sense of the world around them. Play promotes a love for learning by stimulating and supporting children in their development of skills, concepts, language, communication and concentration. persistence creativity cooperation problem solving What a School -Ready Child Looks Like fident Empathetic Collaborative problem 1/7 9|I 18 14 113 112 |6 18 19 31 ZERO TO THREE National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families Sources Betty Hart and Todd R. Risley, Meaningful Differences in the Everyday Experience of Young American Children. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes, 1995. Sandra Petersen, "Approaches to Learning: Supporting Brain Development for School Success." Zero to Three Journal 33, no. 1 (2012): 24-27. Stephanie Powers, "From Research to Practice: Strategies for Promoting School Readiness in Programs Serving Infants & Toddlers." Journal of ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 33, no. 1 (2012): 37-42. United States Census Bureau. Who's minding the kids? Child care arrangements. 2011, 41 cooperative solven Self controlled creative communicativ persistent curious

The School Ready Child

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How do young children become ready for school? See ZERO TO THREE’s new infographic, which shows how young children, beginning at birth, acquire the social and emotional skills for success in school and life.


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