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Parent Resources

Reach Out and Read's MILESTONES OF EARLY LITERACY DEVELOPMENT chart offers information - in an easy-to-read grid - on the developmental stages (both motor and cognitive) that lay the foundation for learning to read. Targeted to ages 6 months through 5 years, the MILESTONES include tips and guidance for healthcare providers, parents, and caregivers on choosing books and reading aloud to children of different ages.


Resources from the Division of Early Learning

The Office of Early Learning and the Department of Education are working hand-in-hand to bridge Pre-K and K-3 early literacy policies and practices to better support a seamless approach to early literacy efforts statewide. Today, we released an Early Literacy Tips for Families Flyer, provided in English and Spanish, to support you all by providing parents with tips on how to support literacy in the home. Flyers are housed on the Communications Hub.

Learning and development starts at home. You are your child’s first teacher. Your child’s development of values, learning skills, and social skills begins at birth. The Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards will help you support your child’s learning and development from birth to age five. These resources will help you understand more about your child’s development and find activities and information to use at home with your child. Read more.