Screening and assessment allow staff to understand each child’s strengths and needs. To plan learning experiences that support Big 5 skills development, staff need to use data from screening and assessment results.
Explore resources related to alphabet knowledge and early writing skills in young children, as well as support strategies for parents and families. See how the skills develop through the eyes of kindergartener Joan.
Explore digital tools that can be used to encourage parents to talk with their infants and children.
Watch this webinar series to learn ways to partner with parents and families to help their children develop language and literacy skills.
For young learners of English who are speakers of other languages (ESOL), the challenges of literacy and language development are different if they are learning in an all-English environment where they need the language to function in school, or if they are in an environment where English is taught as a foreign language (EFL) in school. This position paper from the Division of Early Childhood focuses on children who speak a language other than English at home, and who are entering school environments where English is the principal medium of instruction.
Explore this News You Can Use (NYCU) that provides teachers, home visitors, and family child care providers with strategies that support children’s emerging language and literacy skills.