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In California, drowning is the leading cause of deaths among infants and toddlers, and near-drowning incidents can result in life-long disabilities. The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and the Drowning Prevention Foundation have developed a simple, easy-to-read poster and infographic to help raise awareness on this issue and remind adults caring for young children that drowning is preventable. Download and print these materials for your home, office, or lobby to share important information about drowning prevention.

For more information and resources, check out the DDS website: https://www.dds.ca.gov/Drowning/

Drowning Prevention Poster, English

Drowning Prevention Poster, Spanish

Drowning Prevention Infographic

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When a family joins Early Start, there is so much important information to share with parents about their child’s development. However, parents are often overwhelmed with forms, handouts, and other paperwork, so it’s easy for information to get lost in the shuffle. This one-page poster is a great tool for parents to help their young child talk about feelings, and its bright and simple design stands out and is easy to use. This poster, titled “Let’s Talk about Feelings,” was developed as part of the US Department of Education’s “Talk, Read, and Sing!” initiative to promote healthy social and emotional development in early childhood. Questions like “How do other people feel?” and “What makes you happy?” help children think about their own feelings and the feelings of others, which is an important part of social and emotional development. You can download the poster in English below.

The poster is part of a social-emotional development toolkit for parents and providers, created by the U.

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