Because the first 5 years are so important for your child's development and success in school, the earlier you start engaging her in activities, the better. Simple things like talking, singing, and reading to your child help him grow and develop.
Also, remember childhood immunizations, medical check-ups, and good nutrition.
What You Can Do
There are many things you as a parent can do to help your child grow and learn during each stage of development.
What Parents Need to Know (PDF) - This parenting handbook from Elevate Early Education (E3) is a step-by-step guide to help you make sure your child is ready for school.
Parenting Videos & Tips
Parenting Videos - This will take you to an online library of short videos on various parenting and child development topics. You will need to enter the password SECDC71415 to view the videos. Thanks to the Suffolk Early Childhood Development Commission for sharing these Active Parenting videos.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have lots of parenting resources. The Essentials for Parenting website has lots of tools to help you handle some common parenting challenges, so you can be a more confident parent and enjoy helping your child grow.