Early Childhood Resources

Reading is vital to a child's ability to learn and be successful in school.  But a child's ability to read does not happen automatically.  Children develop important language skills from birth -- and early language abilities are directly related to later reading abilities. 
The Copper Queen Library is dedicated to connecting parents and caregivers, families, child-care professionals and educators to help children grow and learn.
  1. Zero to Three
  2. Southwest Human Development
  3. Reading Rockets
  4. Read On Arizona
  5. Reading is Fundamental
  6. Reach Out and Read
  7. Raising Special Kids
  8. Make Way for Books
  9. First Things First
  10. First Book
  11. Expect More Arizona
  12. Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
  13. Arizona Ready
  14. AZ Promising Practices
  15. AZ Literacy & Learning Center
  16. AZ Department of Education
  17. American Academy of Pediatrics

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ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the family and community connections critical to their well-being and development. Healthy connections help build babies’ brains.

Neuroscientists have documented that the earliest days, weeks and months of life are a period of unparalleled growth when trillions of brain cell connections are made. Research and clinical experience demonstrate that the earliest relationships and experiences a child has with parents and other caregivers dramatically influences brain development, social-emotional and cognitive skills, and future health and success in school and life.

Since 1977, ZERO TO THREE has advanced the proven power of nurturing relationships by transforming the science of early childhood into helpful resources, practical tools and responsive policies for millions of parents, professionals and policymakers.

ZERO TO THREE plays a key role in ensuring that babies and toddlers get a strong start in life by supporting:

  • parents with practical resources that help them connect more positively, deeply and continuously with their babies
  • professionals with knowledge and tools that help them support healthy early development
  • policymakers in advancing comprehensive and coherent policies which support and strengthen families, caregivers and infant toddler professionals