Your Baby’s Education

Your Baby’s Education Starts When Your Baby Is Born. In the beginning you are the teacher. Don’t wait until they start school. YOU can:

  • Talk,
  • Read
  • Sing

To your baby!!!!

From the day they are born they start learning. If you speak to your baby from the very beginning they’ll be smarter and do better in school.  To work, it has to be you, a person talking, not the TV, or computer. But wait…talking isn’t the only thing you should do to help your baby learn. READ TO THEM – even if you feel silly reading to a baby – they are hearing you and it will help their brains develop. If you like to SING – even if you don’t have the best voice, that’s great for your baby’s development too!
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While you are going to school and working and taking care of the millions of things you need to do each day, there are programs out there that can do so much more for you and your child than just babysitting! Use the links below to help you find free (or very low-cost), high-quality early education programs that will ensure your child develops the skills they will need to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.

Use these links to find a provider in your area and find out about their eligibility requirements and the differences in their programs.

LAUP  click for families
Head Start
1-888-922-4453 The Los Angeles County Childcare Resource and Referral
For Pregnant and Parenting Teens A Guide to Childcare and Development Programs 

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