Early Childhood

From the moment your child is born, you are laying the foundation for formal learning. Every smile, every game of peek-a-boo, every song, every board book helps give your babies background knowledge and skills that get them ready to read. You are your child’s first, and best, teacher but you don’t have to do it alone. We’re here to help with information and programs to support you and your family as you learn and grow together. No need for flashcards or expensive programs. Simply talk, read, sing, write, and play with your child to build the skills needed before they learn to read.

Stanislaus County Library offers programs to support early learners and their families. If you want more information, check out links to other trusted early literacy resources, connect with your nearest community library or drop us an email childrens@stanlibrary.org. We’re always happy to help.

Early Learning @ Your Library

  • AWE computers
    • AWE Computers are available in each Stanislaus County Library. They are loaded with educational games for a variety of ages and stages from toddlers to early elementary. They are not connected to the internet or printers. There is a thirty minute timer, colorful keyboard, and child sized mouse, making this a perfect way for parents to introduce young children to the world of computers.
  • ABCmouse
    • Features hundreds of fun and interactive games, each designed to teach a specific educational concept. Your child can play games to learn for free on the Children's Internet computers in each Stanislaus County Library.