Promoting Young Children’s Healthy Development and School Readiness:

Happy child with painted handsTen Guidelines

**Be warm, loving and responsive
**Respond to the child’s cues and clues
**Talk, read and sing to your child
**Establish routines and rituals
**Encourage safe exploration and play
**Make TV watching selective
**Use discipline as an opportunity to teach
**Recognize that each child is unique
**Choose quality child care
**Take care of yourself