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Take N.O.T.E. Guide for UnidosUS

In partnership with UnidosUS

In partnership with UnidosUS

At a Glance

  • What is Take N.O.T.E.?

  • Featured articles

  • UnidosUS resources

The signs of learning and thinking differences aren’t always clear, and families may not know how to make sense of what they’re seeing. They may feel overwhelmed, not knowing who to turn to for information. 

These challenges may play out in unique ways among the Latino community, especially for those who are bilingual or English learners. That’s why Understood has partnered with UnidosUS on Take N.O.T.E. Our shared goal is to make sure that families have access to resources and support to thrive. 

Take N.O.T.E. was developed in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics. It’s a simple tool to help families spot signs of learning and thinking differences, look for patterns, and become empowered to seek support.

What is Take N.O.T.E.?

English: Step 1 notice, Step 2 Observe, Step 3 Talk, Step 4 Engage; Español: Paso 1 notice, Paso 2 Observe, Paso 3 Talk, Paso 4 Engage

N.O.T.E. stands for:

  • Notice if there’s something going on with your child that’s out of the ordinary.

  • Observe and keep track of patterns.

  • Talk with other people who can help support your child, like pediatricians, teachers, and other caregivers.

  • Engage your child to get information and explore options for what to do next.

Parents and caregivers are guided through activities to gather insights with and about their child. The program encourages them to talk with a trusted professional, like their child’s pediatrician or teacher, to share observations and concerns. Families need guidance through this process. As a trusted source of information and support, UnidosUS and affiliates play a key role in getting the best help possible for kids and caregivers in the Latino community. Use the resources below to support you as you support families.

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Featured articles

What a child’s anger might be telling you

Anger is how kids express emotions they can’t explain in words. It can be a sign of anxiety or frustration. Learn about what kids’ anger can mean.

What a child’s anger might be telling you

Anger is how kids express emotions they can’t explain in words. It can be a sign of anxiety or frustration. Learn about what kids’ anger can mean.

How to get your child to talk about school

With some kids, it’s like pulling teeth to get them to talk about school. Use these tips and conversation starters to help get your child to open up.

How to get your child to talk about school

With some kids, it’s like pulling teeth to get them to talk about school. Use these tips and conversation starters to help get your child to open up.

For ELL families: Why and how to partner with teachers

Learn why and how U.S. teachers and schools welcome families of English language learners to be part of a child’s education.

For ELL families: Why and how to partner with teachers

Learn why and how U.S. teachers and schools welcome families of English language learners to be part of a child’s education.

UnidosUS resources

UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels.  

UnidosUS’ education blog

Facts about Latino students and English learners

UnidosUS critical action guide for school reopenings

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