Check out this great new resource provided to Pennsylvania families.

Guiding your child’s learning and growth from the start – the Early Learning GPS

  • ·         What do you do if your baby won’t stop crying?
  • ·         Is TV good for toddlers?
  • ·         I like my child’s preschool teacher, but is that enough to make sure he’s ready for kindergarten? Early Learning GPS

With young children, questions like these can come up every day. You want what’s best for your child, and you want to prepare them for kindergarten, but may not know what you need to know or even where to start.

Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children’s Early Learning GPS can help. GPS stands for Guiding Parents Smoothly – helping families set the right course for their children’s success in kindergarten and beyond. It’s great for anyone who has a young child in their life- grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and neighbors. You can get started at

So how does it work? You answer up to 10 questions about your baby, toddler or preschooler. After you answer a question, you receive helpful tips and links to reliable resources. You can also complete a short worksheet with ways you want to use these tips in your daily life. The questions address the most important things you should know and can do to help your young child learn and grow.

Because the information was created in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning and is based on sources like Pennsylvania’s Early Learning Standards and nationally-recognized brain research, you know it’s reliable. Others have spent hundreds of hours pulling together the most useful tips and resources for you.

This is not a test, and you can go at your own pace. Tips and resources continue to be added,  so you can return as often as you like. to watch a short video on the GPS and get started.

Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children is a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of providing young children with quality early learning opportunities. Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Build Initiative, The Heinz Endowments, William Penn Foundation, The Grable Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Early Learning Keys to Quality For more information, visit

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