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Safe Sleep

Safe Sleep content courtesy of Cribs for Kids®.

Sleep Safely Ambassadors will receive tools and resources to support them in spreading the message. Some of the resources include sleep sacks, a variety of educational books to have in your business and to give to families, access to pack n plays and many other resources. Sleep Safely Ambassador’s business will be acknowledged on ECA’s website and Social media platforms.

Ambassador Training

Available Face-to-Face an virtually, click Become a Sleep Safely Ambassador below to get started.

Face-to-Face Schedule

Location Date
Allen County Public Library – Shawnee Branch Monday, September 19, 2022
Allen County Public Library – Shawnee Branch Monday, October 10, 2022
Allen County Public Library – Shawnee Branch Monday, November 14, 2022
Allen County Public Library – Shawnee Branch Monday, December 12, 2022

 

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Brain Development

During the first five years...

25%

Birth

75%

2-Years

90%

5-Years

Support your child's healthy brain development

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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.

More Resources

Bright by Text Logo

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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