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Parents' Pages

Parents' Pages

Find useful information to encourage fun, learning and family bonding in our monthly Parents' Pages.

December 2019

Tis' the season! Read up on giving safe toys and gifts this year, as well as resources for parents of preschoolers. 

November 2019

November is National Native American Heritage Month. Learn about Florida's Native American communities. It is also Family Engagement in Education Month!  Learn ways to support your child’s learning through family engagement.

October 2019

This October issue takes a look inside Family Engagement, Nurturing Empathy and Kindness, Early Head Start and more!

September 2019

This September issue takes a look inside Mental Health in Young Children, Introducing Your Preschooler to New Cultures, Celebrating Grandparents and more!

August 2019

This August issue takes a look inside A Healthy Start for School, Encouraging Independence, and Learning Activities at Home.

July 2019

This July issue includes summer learning activites , the back to school sales tax holiday , and ways to help your child with math in the summer. 

June 2019

This June issue is especially for dads and also provides resources on how your child can learn in the great outdoors. 

May 2019

Get information on watching your baby grow, feeding your baby and making safe sleep a breeze in the May Parents' Pages!

April 2019

Pinwheels for Prevention, Week of the Young Child and Autism and Milestones are featured in the April edition of Parents' Pages. 

March 2019

March is National Read Aloud Month! Learn about Children's Week activities and the keys to early literacy in the March Parents' Pages!

February 2019

Children's Dental Health Month, Valentine's Day, and tips on how to please a picky eater, plus more is featured in the February Parents' Pages! 

January 2019

Are you welcoming a new baby for the new year? Learn about preventative flu tips, playing to learn and the upcoming literacy week in the January Parents' Pages.

December 2018 

The holiday season is all about sending time with your family! Learn about managing holiday stress, teaching math concepts, literacy week and more! 

November 2018

November is the month to celebrate family engagement! Learn ways to support your child’s learning through family engagement,  how to help your child deal with disasters such as hurricanes, ideas on connecting with family member who are far away, and ways to thank a veteran.

October 2018

October is for celebrating books and Hispanic heritage! Learn how to foster reading skills, about Hispanic culture, why play is important for children and why kindness counts. 

September 2018

Read about the impact dads make on the lives of thier children, how to be prepared for a potential hurricane, child seat safety and how grandparents can bond with thier grandchildren. 

August 2018

It's back-to-school time. Learn about skills for school readiness, how to prepare your child for school, some special activities for August and celebrate Family Fun Month. 

July 2018

Learn how to nurture your child's curiosity, take advantage of summer learning, get ready for your child's First Day of VPK and save on school supplies during the back to school sales tax holiday.

June 2018

Read about the revised Early Learning and Developmental Standards, celebrate Father's Day and learn about the importance of a father's role in a child's life and check out tips for a fun, safe summer.

May 2018 

Show your child care provider your appreciation, make Mother's Day happy, nurturing moms boost babies' brains, May-day fun, when baby fusses.

April 2018 

Tips on keeping your child safe, playing in parks and playgrounds, how to make special days "special," and celebrating the Week of the Young Child.

March 2018 

Family friendly places to learn: libraries and museums, National Nutrition and Read Aloud Months, Read to Babies, Earned Income Tax Credit.

February 2018

Young children and pets, Valentines Day activities and ideas, Children's Dental Health Month and social-emotional learning in the home.

January 2018

What to know when it comes to hurting behaviors in young children, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2018 Children's Week, Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!

December 2017

Choosing the right toys for your child, celebrating holiday traditions with your little one, Talk With Me Baby program and more.

November 2017

Using chores to teach young children life skills, Military Family Month and ideas to get engaged for Family Engagement Month.

October 2017

Learn how to handle sibling rivalries, autumn crafts and fun with leaves and pumpkins, celebrating Head Start, preventing child bullying, and more.

September 2017

How to make your family meals more meaningful, using screen time effectively, International Literacy Day, Grandparents Day and more.

August 2017

Enjoy the last of summer with National Family Fun Month, learn how to set bedtime routines for your child, back-to-school tips, resources and more.

July 2017

Make dining out with young children less stressful, family-friendly Fourth of July celebration ideas, sign up for weekly Vroom brain building tips, and time to make sure your child's immunizations are current.

June 2017

Advice for handling mealtime mischief. Father's Day and the impact of dads on child development. Free meals for kids, water safety and more tips for summer.

May 2017

How do you negotiate with a preschooler? Child Care Provider Appreciation Day, Mother's Day and more.

April 2017

Minimize your preschooler's meltdown, safety tips and checklists for Safe Kids Day, activities for Week of the Young Child and more.

March 2017

What behaviors should you expect in your 2- to 3-year-old? Do you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit on your tax return? It could mean savings.

February 2017

How to win cooperation from a preschooler. What to expect in your baby's social development. Fun ideas for Valentine's Day. Tips for healthy teeth.

January 2017

Start the new year right by reading, Martin Luther King's commitment to service, Inauguration Day and more.

December 2016

Safe toys and gifts, winter fun in Florida, flu shots and more.

November 2016

November is all about family. Family engagement. Family traditions. Military families. Thankful families and more.

October 2016

Get ready for fun fall learning, take the first steps to prevent bullying and learn more about the importance of your child's health at an early age.

September 2016

Learn baby safety precautions. Encourage children to read more often. Celebrate grandparents on a special day.

August 2016

Make the school year great. Taking cues from your baby. Learn every day, everywhere. Vroom! Vroom!

July 2016

Happy 4th. Social media tips for parents. When's the time to immunize?

June 2016

Explore the "Great Outdoors." Wage war with mosquitoes. Celebrate dads.

May 2016

Nothing like a mother's love. Swimming safety. How to downsize screen time.

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016