You are Your Child’s Fisrt Teacher- National Parents as Teachers Month
Posted on 11.05.2021, Friday

A parent should be a child’s first educator. Our children are like a sponge and learn a plethora of habits and mannerisms simply from their interactions with you daily. November is National Parents as Teachers month, the truth is whether we are aware of our actions and habits, our children are. Since you already have their attention, give your child something worth learning! Teaching your children is not only inevitable, it can be fun. As we pointed out on National Literacy Day, there are many activities like reading that you can do with your child to help prepare them for school. Understanding the dynamic of Parents as Teachers is acknowledging your role in your child’s educational success. Teachers are there to build and support the initial foundation you lay for your child. Understanding and claiming your role in their early education doesn’t have to be difficult or cumbersome, but it can be interactive and build relationships. One resource Durham’s Partnership for Children encourages families to take advantage of is Ready4K! Redy4K is a text message platform empowers you as you are on your journey to educate your children by sending age-appropriate educational resources for your child. This program is free and available to children 0-8 to encourage school readiness and success!  


More Information about Ready4K 

Sign up for Ready4K 


DPFC’s  Literacy Projects & Initiatives  

Participate in the Holiday Book Drive November 1st – December 5th 

Barnes and Noble Southpoint (Click here to see Flyer)

8030 Renaissance Pkwy  

Suite 855, Durham, NC 27713 



Literacy Initiatives 

Campaign for Grade Level Reading 

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library  




How Parents Play a Role In Early Literacy- Zero to Three 

7 Tips for Encouraging Early Literacy- Scholastic Parents 

12 Tips to Boost Early Literacy- Start Early 


Upcoming Outreach Events:

DPfC is at Lincoln Community Health Center every Tuesday from  9 am-12 noon! We are also doing outreach

outside of the DSS Building on East Main Street every Wednesday from 8:30-11:30 AM!



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