Baby Brain Connection

Parenting for Early Childhood Literacy

 

                                    Who We Are


The Goldin Foundation for Excellence in Education has had long experience in recognizing outstanding educators for their outstanding contributions to classrooms, schools, and communities, and it currently works with 85 school districts across the country. The Foundation believes that the data on early brain development is so compelling that parents must be provided with encouragement, support, and activities to foster children's literacy skills long before they enter school. This new emphasis on early childhood literacy development when babies’ brains are developing at a rapid rate might just help change the paradigm for enhancing school readiness, increasing academic performance and bridging the achievement gap.








Educators and researchers involved with compiling and writing the Parenting for Early Childhood Literacy Guides

Parents and caretakers of infants and toddlers (at home, hospital, health clinic, or in daycare centers)

Parent Providers

Parent Providers are professionals and/or paraprofessionals who support parents in caring for their babies. Their role is extremely important because they have contact with parents long before a child goes to preschool or kindergarten. School systems do not come into contact with many parents until much beyond the critical first year of a child’s life. Thus, it is the parent providers who can help parents provide rich stimulation for their babies during this early period. Parent Providers can help parents by 1) giving them the message that there is rapid brain development that occurs during their baby’s 1st year of life and they can help this growth and 2) encouraging parents by sharing the videos and activities for “Talking,” Playing & Interacting,” and “Reading” found in Baby Brain Connection: Parent Providers Guide for the 1st Year. 

Parent Providers can include:
* pediatricians and support staff in healthcare clinics
* pediatricians and support staff in hospitals 
* home visitors 
* facilitators of prenatal and post natal parenting workshops
​ * midwives
* teachers in early childhood centers
* teachers in daycare centers
* administrators and teachers in elementary schools (where parents might also have young children)
* facilitators of teen pregnancy programs
* other…………….

Organizations that have provided support and collaboration (click for websites)
















You

We welcome your input and knowing who you are.  For those organizations who would like, please complete the brief information form (below) that indicates name of organization, contact person, and how you heard about us. Please forward the form below to: support@babybrainconnection.org  We can also send you an evaluation form to see how parent providers and parents respond to the guides.

The website and its contents are compiled and supported by the Goldin Foundation for Excellence in Education. www.goldinfoundation.org       
               

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Baby Brain Connection

Parenting for Early Childhood Literacy



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