If you're concerned about the quality of early learning opportunities for your child or you want more in-depth milestone information for infants to three year olds, the Texas Early Learning Council can help. Little Texans, Big Futures is a campaign to educate parents and caregivers on all aspects of child development, from birth to the age of three. The campaign's website offers information and assistance on child development, childcare, and screening for developmental delays.
Parents and caregivers can choose the full Early Learning Guidelines or any of the four shorter, age-specific booklets. All are available for free download. The guidelines were created with help from Zero to Three, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the Children's Learning Institute and are endorsed by the Texas Pediatric Society.
For teachers and caregivers, the Guidelines are invaluable. The Texas Early Learning Council also offers a Professional Mentoring and Coaching Toolkit. The toolkit is designed to assist childcare centers and other early learning programs in creating their own mentoring programs among staff. When experienced teachers and caregivers mentor new teachers and caregivers, the entire program improves and the children always benefit.
For more information about Little Texans, Big Futures, please visit the website here.