Literacy is the foundation of strong families, thriving community and economic development. We know when young children are read to and whose homes have age-appropriate books develop language and pre-literacy skills earlier, have larger vocabularies, and start school with a more positive attitude about books and learning.
Programs for Parents and Families
As parents, we are our child’s first teacher. Your engagement with your child is important since critical brain development happens in the first 2,000 days of life.
Healthy, supported families that feel confident in their parenting skills and their ability to access needed resources are crucial to children’s success and readiness for school.
Smart Start of Davidson County offers family-focused programs that improve parenting, promote involvement, and support high quality early education for children of parents and caregivers who are working or attending school. Check them out below!