Our research

At WeeSchool, we are committed to giving all newborns the best possible start. That requires great parenting, and great parenting requires tools and resources that support sound, healthy development. Decades of academic research have provided profound insights into the nature of early childhood development and learning. The trick is turning those insights into practical, everyday approaches new parents can take to guide their child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development from birth to age 3.

That’s where we come in.

How we did it

We first scoured publications from trusted, nationally recognized institutions with a simple goal: To catalog what a child needs to know—and know how to do—to be successful in preschool. During our meta-analysis, we reviewed…

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children Early
    Childhood Program Standards (NAEYC)
  • National Council for the Social Studies curriculum standards (NCSS)
  • Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework (HSCD)
  • California Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Foundations (CITL)
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
  • Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines (CELDG)
  • Ireton Infant Development Inventory and Child Development Review (CDR)
  • MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories (CDI)
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We then enlisted the help of pediatricians, early childhood experts, educational publishing specialists and, of course, moms and dads as we identified which learning objectives to include in our budding pre-preschool curriculum. Next we sequenced these objectives by age appropriateness into a master blueprint we call the WeeSchool First Concepts Framework™. Finally comes the fun part, creating useful parenting tools for you, and fun, engaging, easy-to-use learning activities for you and your baby or toddler to share.

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