Home Environment

A healthy home environment sets children up for success. 

Ways to accomplish this are:

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  • Decrease stress within the household
  • Make use of available resources to overcome obstacles - Find Family Navigators in your community
  • Long-term outcomes include:
    • High school graduation
    • Decrease in teen parenthood
    • Adult employment

Ways to create positive outcomes:

  • Showing warmth and sensitivity
  • Having a routine/reducing chaos
  • Sharing book readings and discussions
  • Allow your child to explore safely
  • Limit exposure to screen time (TV/IPAD/Etc...)
  • Keep background noise to a minimum, especially when talking with children 

In partnership with Vroom, BY5 works toward achieving parent success, school readiness and grade-level reading. 

Vroom, with strong support from the Bezos Family Foundation, provides materials and resources to aid families in recognizing when their behavior is stimulating their child’s brain in a positive way. Through these efforts, Vroom strives to inform parents that they have the skills to benefit their child’s development. For more information and Vroom videos, visit www.joinvroom.org/about.