Learning Together: Making Sense of Early Childhood

The Learning Together: Making Sense of Early Childhood resources give the parents of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers ideas on how to turn everyday activities into learning opportunities. The series of engaging videos shows parents interacting with their children, models creative ways to meet the developmental needs of young children in both literacy and mathematics. These videos and supplementary resources give parents the confidence to interact with their children in meaningful ways as they learn together as a family.

The Learning Together: Making Sense of Early Childhood videos demonstrate families extending their children's learning by:

  • doing daily activities
  • playing with toys and games
  • reading together
  • talking together

VISION

The vision of Learning Together: Making Sense of Early Childhood is to empower families to engage in and enhance their children’s learning.

MISSION

The mission of Learning Together: Making Sense of Early Childhood is to provide research-based resources that support military families as they help their children grow and develop in the cognitive, language, physical, and social/emotional domains. The resources will support families by enhancing learning in the areas of mathematics and literacy.

GOALS

  • Families will better understand the importance of their role in their child’s growth and development, and therefore develop the competency and confidence needed to support content-learning within the context of play and daily routines.
  • Families will learn new strategies from the resources and use them throughout their day to enhance their children's learning in mathematics and literacy.
  • Families will be honored for the contributions they make to their children’s education as well as the contributions they make to their country.
  • Families will feel connected to the content and continue to access additional resources.

FAMILY MESSAGES

  • You are your child’s first and most important and most influential teacher.
  • Learning in mathematics and literacy starts at birth.
  • Children learn by actively engaging in play, daily routines, and special experiences.

Learning Together: Making Sense of Early Childhood  Video List

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