Supporting Readiness Skills

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

Mathematics

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NAEYC

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 worksheet with dot and number problems.
starfall

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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CASEL

Social and Emotional Learning

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

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CSEFEL

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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Literacy

Boy holding the letter Q in front of his eye
pals

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
Colorin Colorado

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

cpir

Center for Parent Information & Resources

A central hub of information serving families of children with disabilities

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ECTA

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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