Early childhood learning resource kits are currently being distributed to parents of infants throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, Education Minister Clyde Jackman said today in a news release.
The kits come directly from the local public health clinic at key points in the baby’s early development.
“After a successful pilot stage, we are now distributing parent resource kits throughout the province when children reach the age of two months, four months and six months old as part of their regularly scheduled public health clinic visits,” Jackman said.
“Parents are their child’s first teachers, and these resource kits contain items which help children develop the physical, intellectual, and social skills that will give them the very best possible start in life.”
Parent resource kits for ages 12 months and 18 months have also been developed, and are available in 20 pilot sites around the province. Province-wide distribution of those resources is expected to begin early next year. Kits for ages 24 and 36 months are currently under development.
For more information on parent resource kits and other early childhood learning initiatives, visit: www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/earlychildhood/initiatives.html.