Focus on Background Knowledge

Learn ways to build background knowledge in young children—what they know and believe about themselves and the world around them. Explore key research and find out how children ages birth to 5 develop these skills.

Focus on Oral Language and Vocabulary

Learn how to promote the Planned Language Approach for Oral Language and Vocabulary  in your program. Explore the research and the development trajectory for these skills in children ages birth to 5.

Math: Number Recognition and Subitizing

Learn more about number recognition and subitizing. Discover why this important math competency is the foundation of math learning. Find ways to support number recognition and subitizing for children birth to 5.

Relationship-Based Competencies for Home Visitors

Discover the importance of establishing effective relationships with families. Learn how these bonds can support family well-being and parents' ability to support their children's healthy development.