First Steps Support of Parents
When children begin school healthy and ready to learn, their future opportunities for success are much greater. Plus, communities are improved in the long-term through the creation of a stronger and more competitive workforce. A child’s school readiness is determined by many factors – among the most critical are good health and positive, participatory parenting and nurture by families. First Steps develops enhanced, well-targeted and better coordinated family services to support parents – children’s first and strongest teachers.