Preschool Development Birth Through Five (NYSB5)

Are you the parent of a child under the age of 6 living in New York State?

Does your child go to daycare, preschool, head start, or another early childhood program AND/OR get support services like speech therapy? If so, the New York State Council on Children and Families wants to know how COVID-19 has affected your family over the last year. Click here  to take this 10-15 minute survey. All of your answers will be kept private and used to help make the early childhood care and education system better in New York State. If you complete the survey, you will also be entered for a chance to win a $50 Target gift card. Take the survey:

This NYS Parenting website is funded by the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative, Grant Number 90TP0019-01-01, from the Department of Health and Human Services, as a one-stop, digital parent portal for information on parenting, child care options, concerns about child development and how to talk and work together with your child’s teachers.

The Council worked closely with its member agencies to develop each of these main resources:


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Talking is Teaching Posters are on the NYS Parent Portal for DOWNLOAD!  Each poster is available in a variety of languages. You can click on the preferred language(s) that you would like to download. 

Talking is Teaching Poster for Download

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