Early learning professionals know that positive interactions between children and their caregivers are crucial to children’s wellbeing and ability to thrive. But do we know what these interactions really look like?
The Early Learning Lab, an Oakland-based organization that sources and shares techniques to help children 0-5 learn and grow to be kindergarten-ready, has collaborated with researchers and program implementers to identify five priority practices. These five evidenced-based practices, listed below, can serve as top-of-mind guidelines for educators and caregivers engaging in quality interactions with young children. The chart below offers examples of specific interactions that work well with young children. (Click here to visit the Early Learning Lab website and view the full article.)