Welcome to Plant the Seed of Learning

Plant the Seed of Learning provides resources for families with children ages birth to 2.
Our goal is to educate families about brain development and the importance of education beginning at birth.

Mission:

We educate and support parents prior to their child’s entrance to kindergarten about medical and academic milestones. As a collective, we link collaborative efforts among school districts, early learning centers, and local hospital medical professionals in order to support systemic change.

Vision:

All students that participate in the Plant the Seed of Learning sessions will be 100% ready for kindergarten.

Goal:

We will change the perceptions about education:

Education Begins at Conception.

We will provide families with resources that include educational brochures and developmentally appropriate materials that connect to each of our sessions.

The take-home materials will encourage interaction and bonding between caregivers and their children.

Explore the 8 sessions below and download our free resources.

YOUR BRAIN AND LITERACY

YOUR BABY CAN TALK

PLANT THE SEED OF SCIENCE

MAKING MUSIC WITH YOUR CHILD

A SCRIBBLE OR A MASTERPIECE

NURSERY RHYMES & PUPPETS

MATH ALL AROUND US

VISION DEVELOPMENT

PTSL SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

INFANT MASSAGE

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Things to do with WATERCOLORS🎨:

Watercolor paints are inexpensive and can be used under supervision with children from age 1 and up! Using watercolors with toddlers helps to develop hand-eye coordination as they work to paint on the paper they are given. As children grow and their fine motor skills develop, they can try out other ways to experiment with watercolor paint. Check out these images for ideas!

👩‍🎨👨‍🎨Pro tip: try using cardstock or watercolor paper!
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For more information about the Parents as Teachers program, see the comment section of the post below!🤩Parents as Teachers, a program of the Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County, is practicing social distancing and designing innovative ways to serve families! Our amazing Parent Educators have started virtual home visits to ensure families continue to receive the support and resources they need. COVID-19 won’t stop us from serving our families!

Pennsylvania Parents as Teachers | Parents as Teachers National Center
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Our team at Plant the Seed of Learning has been closely monitoring the progression of the Coronavirus here in Lancaster County, the Stay at Home order from Governor Wolf, and school district plans. In the best interest of our participants and community as a whole, we have decided to cancel all PTSL/GTSL sessions for the remainder of this school year. Our organization collects data through surveys at the end of the year in order to best meet the needs of families in Lancaster County. Would you help us by filling out one of these short, confidential surveys?

Plant the Seed of Learning Survey: forms.gle/XE8UsJqPKyCzo6YB6

Grow the Seed of Learning Survey: forms.gle/GetArDQj5kpxYT7p8

Our team is looking forward to connecting with you and your family in person again soon. In the meantime, please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and subscribe to our newsletter to receive special parenting and educational resources during the upcoming months. We wish you and your family health, safety, and quality time together during these days at home. Thank you for your participation in our programming this year!

Warm regards,
The Plant the Seed of Learning Team
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Parents and caregivers, here are a few simple ways to take care of yourselves during this time. If you are caring for children with a partner, encourage your partner to take some time for some self-care, too.Taking care of your emotional health during an emergency will help you think clearly and heal. 💙 Practice self care this week by completing a few squares on our self care board.

More on coping strategies from the CDC: bit.ly/2JrnDhY
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Things to do with WATERCOLORS🎨:
Using #watercolors with #toddlers helps to develop hand-eye coordination as they work to paint on the paper they are given. As children grow and their fine motor skills develop, they can try out other ways to experiment with watercolor paint!

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Parents as Teachers is practicing social distancing & designing innovative ways to serve families!⁣ Our Parent Educators have started virtual home visits to ensure families continue to receive the support & resources they need. ⁣COVID-19 won’t stop us from serving our families!

We're still here for you, 24/7. We'll get through this together. ❤️

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This article offers a helpful, easy to understand summary on the benefits of #play...a great read! These are just a few of the amazing skills that play helps to develop:
Collaboration ✅
Conflict resolution✅
Creativity✅
Leadership✅
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Jumpstart Safari

Jumpstart Safari serves as a bridge between families and schools, preparing children and parents for kindergarten, while raising awareness of kindergarten Common Core Standards. This program provides the instructor with 7 foundational toolkits critical to the development of a young learner. Toolkits include: PowerPoints, session resources with directions, and a research based early childhood guide book.

GIVE YOUR CHILD A HEAD START WITH PLANT THE SEED OF LEARNING