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Welcome to the Family Pages!

Parents and other family members are the most important people in a child's life. Parents and other family members are children's first teachers and your child spends more time with you than with anyone else in their lives. It should not be surprising that parents and other family members have such an important effect on what your child learns and how he or she develops.



Click here to find articles, video clips, websites, and ideas about how you can help your child grow, learn and develop.

Click here to find out what Learning standards are, why we have them, and what you can do to help your child and support your child's learning at home.

What role do parents play in children's education? Watch this short video to see how you can help.


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TN School Readiness Model revealed at summer 2013 Early Childhood Summit - The Tennessee School Readiness Model was revealed at this summer’s Early Childhood Summit. Click on the following link to learn more about this model and how you or your organization can play a role in helping all children and families prepare for school success. - more





BrowseAloud Plus - now on ReadTennessee.org! This zero download upgrade to our existing BrwoseAloud provides reading support for your website visitors regardless of where or how they choose to go online. - more





Online Training for early childhood educators and after-school staff - is now available on ReadTennessee.org. - more







Learning and development does not just mean academic learning - the A-B-C's and 1-2-3's. Of course those elements are important because our children need to be able to read and use numbers but in addition, other areas are important too. ReadTennessee.org provides a "toolkit" for you to help you understand what your child might be learning and doing at different stages of his/her development, and what you can do to help that growth and development. You will find information that will help you in the major areas of child development - Social and Emotional, Physical, Speech and Language, and Thinking and Learning.

You will also find information that will help you understand what is happening in your child's classroom and about how parents and teachers can be partners in education.

We hope you will find the information on these pages helpful and we look forward to Happy Parenting!



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