I hope everyone is enjoying the summer break and having some fun. Don't forget to try and read a little everyday and maybe even practice those math facts a couple times a week :-)
I attended a 2 day training on the Massachusetts Standards for Preschool and Kindergarten and wanted to share some valuable resources and links for parents. The training was on Social Emotional Learning and Approaches to Play and Learning. It was a great training and very informative. Many of these standards have already been being implemented by our awesome Swansea teaching staff, but many families and parents are not aware of them, so, I figured I would share the resources.
The PDF booklet that explains all the standards is available at this link:
Some other resources for parents, families and guardians of young children are:
CDC Essentials for Parenting www.cdc.gov/parents/essentials
Head Start for Families https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/family/for-families
Mind in the Making www.mindinthemaking.org
NAEYC for Families www.families.naeyc.org
NBC parent toolkit www.parenttoolkit.com
Raising a Reader www.raisingareader.org
Resources for Early Learning www.resourcesforearlylearning.org
Washington Learning Systems www.walearning.com
Zero to Three www.zerotothree.org
I hope you find it interesting. Feel free to start a conversation with friends or your school staff if you have any questions or concerns.
Mrs. Garell and I also subscribe to the "Monday Message" from CAR - Community Autism Resources here in Swansea and they posted a GREAT idea that we wanted to also share. Please visit their website for great resources and information. http://www.community-autism-resources.com/
This little tip can be for any child or person and for any medical or other need - not just Autism - such a great idea!!
Take a tri-fold Velcro wallet and keep important information about your child inside of it. Place it around the seat belt shoulder strap.
In case of an accident or other emergency which leaves you unable to speak for your child, the information inside will be VERY beneficial to emergency responders.
This was first found on https://www.facebook.com/
Enjoy the rest of the summer break! Be safe, especially those of you out hunting Pokemon :-)