Supporting Readiness Skills

The following resources and websites have been carefully vetted and can be useful to support children’s school readiness skills.


Child and parent playing hopscotch

Math at Home Toolkit

Provides many engaging ways to incorporate math at home

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harvard: usable knowledge

Making Math a Family Thing

Strategies to close the math gap between home and school

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global family research project

Every Child Ready for Math

Six ideas for how librarians and families can promote early math

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university of illinois at chicago

Math at Home

Activities and lesson plans to support children’s math skills

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Teacher reading book Feast for Ten
erikson institute

Book Ideas for Early Math

Using stories to infuse the early years with mathematical learning

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Math Parent-Teacher Center

Lesson plans, practice sheets, and more

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DREME - Stanford University

At Home Early Math Learning Kit

Activities that are fun, easy to implement, and folded into everyday life

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Self-Regulation and Social Skills

Sample of Calm down strategies for dealing with challenging behaviors.
National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations

Working through Challenging Behaviors

A visual way to help children calm down, reflect, and reconnect

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Social and Emotional Learning

Resources that focus on the role of parenting in social and emotional learning.

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Family Tools for Feelings

A series of training modules that focus on emotions and behavior.

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National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations

Engaging Families in Social-Emotional Learning

Activities and tools to promote self-regulation or problem solving

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Boy holding the letter Q in front of his eye

PALS Literacy Activities

Monthly activities that support literacy and reading skills in a fun way at home

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English Language Learners​

Mother and boy reading together
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Supporting English Language Learners

A site in English and Spanish for educators and families of English language learners

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Students with Special Needs


Center for Parent Information & Resources

A central hub of information serving families of children with disabilities

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Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

High-quality resources to care for young children with disabilities

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special education guide

Special Education Guide

Go-to resource for terminology, procedures and best practices in special education.

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friendship circle

Special Education Websites

Eight favorite websites for teachers and parents of students with special needs

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