This is your Guide, the story of the first five years of your parenting journey. Whether you are the mother or father (through birth, adoption, or foster care), a grandparent, partner, family friend, aunt or uncle with parenting responsibilities, what you say and do in your role as a parent matters.i'm expecting i'm a new parent download
Learn what to expect and how to prepare as you and your child develop over the first five years of life together.
Research has found that there are five features called protective factors that help make a strong and healthy family.
Five key parenting behaviors you can use to build a strong, trusting and positive relationship with your child
Journals can be an important tool that can help you and your baby during the beginning years of your journey together.
Our VISION: All New York State infants, toddlers, young children and their families will be supported in their social-emotional development to promote their success in school and life.
The Pyramid Model, an evidence-based framework proven to be an effective approach to building social and emotional competence in early care and education program. New York State is offering the Pyramid Model training across the state for Early Childhood Professionals. Find out more and discover trainings near you in New York State by clicking the Learn More button.
Spend time with other parents and their babies for fun & support!
The New York Parent Guide shares five key parenting behaviors you can use to build a strong, trusting and positive relationship with your child: Nurturing; Protecting your child; Guiding Your Child; Communicating; and Supporting Your Child’s Curiosity and Learning.
As your child grows, each behavior will look and sound different over time. For example: Communicating. How you talk softly while cuddling a newborn in your arms is very different from how you sit and chat with your four year old as you enjoy a sandwich together. And the behaviors will look somewhat different for each family, because both you and your child are unique individuals.
We will look at the behaviors one-by-one throughout this Guide so that you can focus on each. However, in the end, they are woven together to create a parent who nurtures a child, protects the child from harm, guides the child’s behavior, communicates warmly and supports learning.
Research has found that there are five features called protective factors that help make a strong and healthy family. The five protective factors are:
1. Parental Resilience,
2. Social Connections,
3. Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development,
4. Concrete Support in Times of Need, and
5, Social and Emotional Competence of Children.
Kitchen items such as a soft spatula, plastic cups and containers to nest are some of the best toys for a baby, once she can hold things purposely with her hands.
Journals can be an important tool that can help you and your baby during the beginning years of your journey together. Keeping journals allows you to record important milestones, jot down ideas and thoughts you may have or be experiencing and keep track of important task.
The NYS Parent Guide pilot will include the distribution of the softcover book, What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick, an easy to read and easy to use guide for new parents. The book describes different parts of your child's body and symptoms that may cause irritation or illness and ways to take care of your child during these moments. The book offers practical safety tips with updated bike helmet positioning and poisoning prevention.