Links for Families

  * Preschool Speech and Language Resources
  * Pierce County Coalition for Developmental Disabilities - Resource Guide, Disability Awareness, Legislation, Trainings, Meetings, and Events.
  * Department of Early Learning -The Department of Early Learning (DEL) works to support providers and educators with information and opportunities to build upon their knowledge and experience.
  * First 5 FUNdamentals of Pierce County - Helping children and caregivers discover the joy of learning.
  * Pierce County Linkages - The children’s services network and other community members developed a childcare plan for Pierce County.
  * READY! For Kindergarten - READY! For Kindergarten teaches your how to talk, sing, read and play with children in simple ways that foster essential pre-literacy, pre-math and social-emotional skills.
  * Thrive By Five - Private-public partnership dedicated to increasing school readiness in Washington Children ages Birth to Five.
  * My Pyramid - An organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to improve the nutrition, health, and well being.
  * Pierce County Community Services - Information and resources about Early Childhood Education, community resources, employment and education, transportation and housing.
  * Puget Sound Educational Service District - PSESD develops and delivers a wide selection of services that provide instructional and administrative support to schools and direct services to students and families.
    * Tacoma Pierce County Health Department - Up-to-date information about public health and safety concerns.  Birth Certificate issuance.
    * Washington State Child Care Resource & Referral Network - A statewide network of community-based childcare resource and referral agencies. The network helps parents locate licensed childcare.

    *Zero to Three - ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.



Everyday Math

Our math curriculum is based on the instructional materials from Everyday Mathematics for Pre-K.  The activities are based around the typically developing child ranging from 3-5 years old.  Most of the activities are taught in a game-based way, so the children absolutely love it!  The activities are also being incorporated into learning centers. Content strands include numbers and numeration, operations and computation, measurement, geometry, patterns and functions.       
http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/


Houghton Mifflin

Houghton Mifflin Pre-K is a comprehensive, integrated program that provides children with the foundational skills they need to succeed as lifelong learners. It includes a hands-on curriculum, based on scientific research and aligned with key state pre-k learning goals. The program develops oral language, vocabulary, listening comprehension, print and phonological awareness, and letter recognition skills.    http://www.eduplace.com/parents/prek.jsp

Second Steps

The Second Step early learning program is designed to promote young children’s readiness skills for school and life.

The family activation code is: SSPE FAMI LY68

Second Steps website

LINKS FOR CHILDREN:

PBS Kids - Videos, games, coloring and songs
Starfall - Early reading activities

RESOURCES
Associated Ministries Project Interdependence Community Resource Guide – Alphabetical Listing by Medical and Social Concerns
United Way of Pierce County - Resources for seniors, disabilities, housing, food, clothing, healthcare, counseling, rent & utility assistance, transportation, and family services.
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