Early Steps to School Success
In 2006, Save the Children introduced its Early Steps to School Success program. Early Steps is built on public-private partnerships with local schools and states, and delivers high-quality early childhood development services to children ages 0 to 5, and their families in 14 states. Key components of the program include:
Home visits conducted by early childhood coordinators. For ages 0 to 3, coordinators provide parents with age-appropriate activities for their children, help monitor their children’s developmental progress, and offer suggestions on how to interact with young children to promote early literacy and language learning.
Book exchange program. Coordinators foster a love of reading in children age 0 to 5 with a book exchange program, supplying families with a rotation of children’s books.
Fostering a positive connection between families and schools. To support a positive parent-school relationship for children prior to entering school, parent education groups meet at local schools to discuss early development topics.
Enhancing the community of practice. To support a sustainable education model, the program emphasizes increasing early childhood education knowledge and skills among paraprofessionals and practitioners in the community.
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