Early Learning Specialists provide resources for families through ParentChild+
Thiago’s eyes are wide and bright. He sits on the living room floor with his mother, Elizabeth Flores, on a gray March day and examines the colorful blocks and plastic miniature zoo animals spread out in front of him. But the 20-month-old boy doesn’t sit still for long. As his older siblings work on homework nearby in the kitchen, he walks over to a stack of children’s books and selects one, then returns to his mother’s lap and turns the pages. They examine the book together, keeping up a conversation in Spanish. Elizabeth reinforces the names of colors and animals that appear on the pages. Thiago repeats the words and makes the animal sounds with enthusiasm, before returning to the stack for a new book.
to read more about how Elizabeth and her son have benefited from the ParentChild+ home visiting program+, a flagship Northfield Promise initiative.