It matters what a mother knows and what a mother does. Beginnings Guides are designed to complement counseling during office and home visits for prenatal and parent education and family support. The Guides are both teaching & learning materials for promoting health literacy, reflective function, and other essential life skills for parents. In English & Spanish Easy to read. Promotes maternal health literacy. Rigorously tested and reflects current research, standards of practice, professional guidelines. Complements Ages & Stages. Companion to the Life Skills Progression instrument.
Beginnings Pregnancy Guide translates the health promotion content of prenatal care into easy-to-read practical guidance for a healthy pregnancy. Now in its 8th edition. 6 booklets (96 pages) referenced by gestational age.
Over 310,000 families served
Beginnings Parent's Guide translates the science of early child development into easy-to-understand practical guidance for parents of 0 to 3 year-olds. 8 booklets (196 pages) referenced by child age. Now in its 3rd Edition
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Beginnings Guides-Tour In this quick tour of the two Beginnings Guides series, you will learn about easy-to-use curricula for teaching parents and supporting their independent learning during pregnancy and early parenting.
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