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Early Childhood Alliance (ECA) is here to help you keep the reading and learning going everyday with your young child.

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To get started with some of ECA’s most popular programs to support you as your child’s first and most important teacher!
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A program offered via text message, with messages sent 2-4 times per week, provides:

 

  • Evidence-based content from trusted early childhood experts
  • A wide range of topics
  • Expert tips
  • Activities
  • And Resources for families with children prenatal to eight years old

SparKits not only provides materials your child will enjoy, but also activities that will spark family involvement. A tool that helps families provide the building blocks to prepare children to learn, to be successful in school and beyond.

 

  • Available in two convenient formats
    • SparKits On Demand, we provide the instruction, you provide the materials.
    • or SparKits Home, we provide both instruction and basic materials.
  • Affordable and convenient
  • Created by early childhood education experts

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Brain Development

Brain Development

During the first 5-years

25%

Birth

75%

2-Years

90%

5-Years

Support your child's healthy brain development

Early experiences can translate into school readiness, academic success, and lifetime well-being.

– Nobel Prize winner James Heckman

Talk

Talking with children helps them learn oral language, one of the most critical early literacy skills.

Read

Reading together, or shared reading, remains the single most effective way to help children become proficient readers.

Sing

Includes rhyming, and increase children’s awareness of and sensitivity to the sounds in words.

Write

Writing and reading go together. Writing helps children learn that letters and words stand for sounds and that print has meaning.

Play

Children learn how to express themselves, the meaning of words, and other early literacy skills by playing.