Great Start... Pathways to Success
Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) wants all children to have a great start in oral language and vocabulary development.
Great Start...Pathways to Success is for parents of infants and toddlers in Seminole County. It promotes parent education and helps parents develop essential early literacy skills in their children
What the Research Says
80-85 percent of the core brain structure is formed within the first three years of life. In the first five years, the brain makes 700 neural connections every second! Children who are introduced to books and early literacy skills from birth are more likely to succeed when they go to school. Babies need warm, loving, caring interaction with their parents.
Great Start Components
- Gift Bag – Books and resources presented to parents of newborns.
- Parent Education – Information on early literacy skills, child development, and the nurturing of infants and toddlers.
- Parent/Child Playgroups – Structured playgroups for parents and children to play and learn together.
- Social Worker – Case Management services to families including assistance through home visits.
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