For Families

The following are resources on brain development and early learning for families and other caregivers that emphasize the important role that parents play in promoting their child’s learning through fun, every day activities. Note: Additional organizations for families can be found on the Resources page.


New Mexico Department of Health

Day One Video Series:
It takes a village to raise a child

A video series to help parents discover how to tune into their child from day one, to ask for help and take care of themselves as they embark on their magnificent journey as a family.

Day Two Video Series:
A toddler’s world and you

Picks up where Day One left off, in the world of toddlers. These videos help parents to learn to recognize, name and validate their child’s emotions.


Additonal Resources

NAEYC for Families
This website from National Association for Education of Young Children, has a resource page families that provides information on how children learn and creative learning ideas to try at home.

This website and app (that families can download) give daily ‘brain builders” - fun and interactive activities that stimulate the baby’s development. Based on the top brain science these activities recognize that our children’s first years are when they develop the foundation for all future learning.

Resources for Early Learning
Fun, exciting and engaging, everyday activities to help your children succeed.

The Magic of Everyday Moments has video tips for how parents can nurture their children's healthy development through everyday routines and interactions.
Other Zero-to-Three parent resources:

Born Learning
Born Learning helps parents, grandparents and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities.

Parenting Counts
Parenting Counts has a developmental timeline for children, birth to age 5, including their skills and abilities in physical, social, learning, and communications development.

PBS Parents
This Child Development Tracker lets you to explore early child development, learning stages and parenting advice and to get information on the stages of growth.

Text4baby is a mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health through text messaging. Text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 to receive three free text messages a week, timed to your due date or your baby's birth date, through pregnancy and up until the baby’s first birthday. The messages address topics such as labor signs and symptoms, prenatal care, developmental milestones, immunizations, nutrition, birth defect prevention, safe sleep, safety, and more.