Focus on Background Knowledge

Learn ways to build background knowledge in young children—what they know and believe about themselves and the world around them. Explore key research and find out how children ages birth to 5 develop these skills.

Focus on Oral Language and Vocabulary

Learn how to promote the Planned Language Approach for Oral Language and Vocabulary  in your program. Explore the research and the development trajectory for these skills in children ages birth to 5.

Focus on Book Knowledge and Print Concepts

Learn how to promote the Planned Language Approach's Book Knowledge and Print Concepts in your program. Explore the research and the development trajectory for these skills in children ages birth to 5.

Focus on Alphabet Knowledge and Early Writing

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.

Dual Language Learner Celebration Week

In this vlog, Dr. Bergeron and Jennifer Amaya discuss Dual Language Learner Celebration Week, Feb. 19–22, 2019. Learn how to join in on key celebration activities.

Funds of Knowledge Video

Learn how to gather and use the funds of knowledge for children and families in the classroom. This approach will help staff ensure culturally relevant programming.