Parents key to success

Parents matter

  • A parent is a child’s first teacher and greatest asset. Parents play a critical role in the development of their children.
  • Parents, especially first-timers, often desire information about early childhood learning and development, as well as basic parenting skills.
  • Your voice as a parent is valued and Livingston Promise encourages you to participate as a parent advisor on one of our committees.
  • There are additional parent advisor opportunities through Great Start Livingston or

“As parents, the most important thing we can do is read to our children early and often. Reading is the path to success in school and life. When children learn to love books, they learn to love learning.” – Laura Bush

Parents KeyDid you know?

Reading to your child is one of the most critical — and enjoyable — tools to help them develop.

Repetition is important, too. Each time a child hears the same story, they learn something new.

Want to build on what your child has learned by your reading to him? Play.

Who knows better than Mister Rogers?

“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning,” according to Fred Rogers. “They have to play with what they know to be true in order to find out more, and then they can use what they learn in new forms of play.”