Learn ways to scaffold Alphabet Knowledge and Early Writing, key elements of early language and literacy. Find research about alphabet knowledge and early writing and how children birth to 5 develop these skills.
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.
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.