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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    We all have heard those children’s songs:

    The itsy-bitsy spider went up the water spout.
    Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
    Out came the sun and dried up all the rain,
    And the itsy-bitsy spider went up the spout again.

    Or perhaps:

    Row, row, row your boat,
    ently down the stream.
    Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
    Life is but a dream.

    But did you ever think of them in the context of building your child’s language?

    School has begun again. Your child’s teacher wants her to read at least 20 minutes each night. You know that reading is important, and you want to help your child become a successful student. But each night she whines and complains, “I HATE reading!” You never were much of a reader yourself, so you just don’t want to make it a battle. Or maybe you love to read, and you don’t understand your child’s hesitance. Read on for some thoughts to consider:


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