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Birth to Age 5

Your child’s education begins at birth. There are more than 1,800 days that you are your child’s primary teacher—before they ever start kindergarten! Each of those days is a learning opportunity.

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Texas Infant, Toddler, and Three-Year-Old Early Learning Guidelines

  • Download parent guides with milestones to watch for as your baby is growing and learning. Resources are available to download in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Early Childhood Texas

  • Find resources and supports for you and for your children as they grow and develop regarding health, parenting, childcare, and how to qualify.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

  • Find research-based resources, tips, and ideas for families–from child development to reading, writing, music, math, and more!

Zero to Three

  • View trending resources and browse by ages and stages for specific topics.

Head Start

  • Head Start programs are offered to help young children by providing services like early learning, health, and family well-being while working with parents every step of the way.

District Prekindergarten

  • This TEA webpage offers answers to the most common questions when considering Pre-K for your child.

A Bright Beginning Migrant Early Childhood Curriculum

  • This supplemental program is provided to migratory families for students who are unable to attend a district Pre-K or Head Start program. Contact your local MEP staff member for information on this program.

Title I, Part A Parent and Family Engagement Statewide Initiative: Early Childhood

  • Education helps parents understand what children will learn in 3- and 4-year-old prekindergarten.

TEA Early Childhood Education Family Resources *

  • This Texas Education Agency site provides information about the importance of prekindergarten. Although this site is English only, these guides are available in both English and Spanish.

NOTE: Visit the Texas Schools website to locate a school in your area or to learn more about local schools.

*This website appears in English, but can be translated. Right click and select the language of your choice.