Early Learning       http://partnersforearlylearning.org


Here in Richland Schools, we know that learning begins long before our children ever enter Kindergarten. In fact, research tells us that the greatest brain growth occurs in the earliest years of life. Who knew?

Let us help you find information about your child, from birth to Kindergarten. Topics such as:

And much more. Please explore our pages as your time allows. There is much to see!

It All Shapes Up...Measure It!

ESD123 presents "It All Shapes Up...Measure It," a two-day workshop to address early numeracy skills and the common core state standards for mathematics. This workshop is geared toward preschool and kindergarten teachers. You will learn many practical age appropriate activities to take back and implement in your classroom. Classes are November 12 and December 9. Learn more and register online at www.esd123.org/learn

Thanks to our Partners

Partners for Early Learning extends our gratitude to these businesses and community partners who have contributed to our projects.

Partners for Early Learning - Investing in Every Child

Community Partners:

Rick & Deb Donahoe Erich Bolz Nicole Blake
Elaine Ruhlman Jill Brog Phyllis Fergusson
Cheri Markel    

  • Support these businesses who have invested in early learning
  • Our Babies Can't Wait Infant Development Workshops

    First-time expecting parents or first-time parents with a child under 1 year old living in Benton or Franklin Counties are invited to FREE infant development workshops in October and November.

    Snacks provided and infants welcome!

    Parents will leave each workshop with a book, toy or other educational tool to reinforce key concepts at home. Our Babies Can't Wait classes are a great way to meet and connect with other first-time parents in our community.

    En Español [Small]Come learn about all the resources and activities available to families in Benton/Franklin counties.

    WHERE: The Children’s Developmental Center
    1549 Georgia SE, Richland
    Wednesday's from 6-7:30pm (Oct 8-Nov 12)

    Please call to register with Joely Nye-Felt 987-BABY
    (2229) or email joely@read20minutes.com


    Karen's Corner is Growing!

    Parents of little ones have very different needs than parents of school agers! To help support your journey as a caregiver, Karen offers tips and links for parents of children birth-5, and those already in school, grades K-3. Look for the section that best fits your needs.

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    A New Resource for Parents

    Building a strong foundation for school begins long before your child enters the school building.  As your child’s first and most influential teacher, the daily living experiences you share are the basis for learning.  No high-tech toys or expensive learning materials can foster your child’s learning in the same way that you can by reading, talking and playing every day.


    Upcoming Events
    Nov 20:  6:30 PM
    Monthly Provider Meeting
    Richland High School library