Early Learning — Resources
Lead for Literacy Initiative — Language Diversity and Literacy Development Research Group at Harvard University. A series of one-page memos written for leaders dedicated to children's literacy development from bith to age 9.
King County 2-1-1 — King County 2-1-1 provides the most comprehensive information on health and human services available to King County residents. Information and Referral Specialists are experts in understanding the eligibility requirements of many human service systems. They can coach callers on the best way to present their situation to the agency that may be able to help them and problem-solve when services are not available. They are experts on food, shelter, housing, rent and utility assistance, legal assistance, financial assistance, governmental assistance programs, health care, employment, education and family support programs. In King County, simply dial 2-1-1. Website: King County 2-1-1
Pierce County "South Sound" 2-1-1 — Calling South Sound 2-1-1, a comprehensive information and referral service, can be a first step toward real, lasting change. This free service connects people with essential health and human resources such as assistance with counseling, health care, housing and shelter and much more. Information and referral specialists offer compassion, understanding and advocacy to United Way of Pierce County callers. The South Sound 2-1-1 call center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with 24-hour voice mail. Website: South Sound 2-1-1
- Washington State Tobacco Quit Line: 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669)
- Quick Facts About Secondhand Smoke & Children: English Spanish
- A Few Things To Know About Tobacco: English Spanish
- Quick Facts About Tobacco: English Spanish
Summer Activity Calendar
If you are interested in getting copies of the booklet "Getting School Ready," you can order online from Foundations for Early Learning. They have English available in printed form or other languages can be downloaded from the website.