0-3 years: *Must-read* Educational info for parents (from ZeroToThree)

zero to three

In doing some reading on Early Childhood Development I came across the Zero-to-Three website which is a treasure trove for those interested in scientifically-informed information on early childhood development for children aged 0-3 years (see links below). If you know of anyone with a baby (or expecting one soon) do send this on to them, I’m sure they will find it fascinating and immensely useful! As Nobel Laureate Professor James Heckman has said “Early learning begets later learning and early success breeds later success.” Also be sure to check out the Zero-to-Three website: http://www.zerotothree.org/

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Everyday Ways to Support Your Baby or Toddler’s Early Learning

Download this handout (in both English and Spanish) to learn more about how you can support your child’s development from birth to three in the everyday moments you share. 

What We Know About Early Literacy and Language Development
This handout provides information on how early language and literacy skills unfold across the first three years of life.

Tips for Your Child’s Development Assessment
This handout provides tips on preparing for, and participating fully in, your child’s developmental assessment.

Healthy Eating Strategies for Young Children
This handout suggests 8 ways that parents can help their baby or toddler develop healthy eating habits in the first three years. [English ] [Espanol ]

Age-Based Handouts:

Birth to 12 Months 

Healthy Minds: Nurturing Your Child’s Healthy Development

Birth to 2 Months
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2 to 6 Months
English 
[305 KB]   Espanol  [385 KB]

6 to 9 Months
English 
[286 KB]   Espanol  [379 KB]

9 to 12 Months
English 
[299 KB]   Espanol  [333 KB]

The Magic of Everyday Moments 

Birth to 4 Months
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English ]  [Espanol ]

4 to 6 Months 
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English ]  [Espanol ]

6 to 9 Months
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English ]  [Espanol ]

9 to 12 Months 
[English ]  [Espanol ] 
Supporting Your Baby’s Language and Literacy Skills

Supporting Your Baby’s Thinking Skills

Supporting Your Baby’s Self-Confidence

Supporting Your Baby’s Self-Control


Your Baby’s Development

Birth to 3 Months

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 3 to 6 Months

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6 to 9 Months

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9 to 12 Months

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12 to 24 Months

Healthy Minds: Nurturing Your Child’s Healthy Development

12 to 18 Months
English  [304 KB ]  Espanol  [324 KB ]

18 to 24 Months
English  [260 KB ]  Espanol  [331 KB ]

The Magic of Everyday Moments

12 to 15 Months
[English ] [Espanol ]

15 to 18 Months
[English ] [Espanol ]

18 to 24 Months
[English ] [Espanol ]

Supporting Your Baby’s Language and Literacy Skills

Supporting Your Baby’s Thinking Skills

Supporting Your Baby’s Self-Confidence

Supporting Your Baby’s Self-Control
Your Baby’s Development

12 to 15 Months

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15 to 18 Months

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18 to 24 Months

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24 to 36 Months

Healthy Minds: Nurturing Your Child’s Healthy Development
English  [292 KB ]   Espanol  [336 KB ]

The Magic of Everyday Moments

24 to 36 Months
[English ] [Espanol ]

Supporting Your Baby’s Language and Literacy Skills

Supporting Your Baby’s Thinking Skills

Supporting Your Baby’s Self-Confidence

Supporting Your Baby’s Self-Control
Your Baby’s Development

24 to 30 Months

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30 to 36 Months

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3 responses to “0-3 years: *Must-read* Educational info for parents (from ZeroToThree)

  1. Eugene Daniels

    Thanks Nic… this is a wonderful resource….. I am involved in the NECT intervention in Limpopo and will champion the learnings assertively. Regards Eugene

  2. Eugene, wouldn’t it be wonderful if someone in SA took on the task of translating this into African languages and making any cultural references culturally/contextually appropriate?! Obviously one would need Zero-to-Three’s permission to do so, but I really think easy to access info for parents is really important! Perhaps DG Murray Trust would be interested?

  3. This is a fantastic resource. Also, an interesting link to literacy development. Hopefully that will shed some light on why I currently argue that low SES should not be our primary focus when looking at ‘determinants’ of poor literacy development, but rather access to certain codes of knowledge, or lack thereof (Bernstein). Halliday talks of the spoken vs. written codes of consciousness dilemma and why their is a massive problem with educational inequality.

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