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Early Language & Literacy KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Early Language and Literacy KnowledgeBase is an online resource supporting language and literacy development in early learners from birth through age eight. Its focus is to support parents and caregivers in helping early learners with their language and literacy development, and teachers in enhancing their instruction for early learners from pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3.

Sub-task 1: Children - Birth to Three Years



Stages of Newborn and Toddler Development

This resource with links to the American Academy of Pediatrics' Healthy Children website provides information about the stages of development for babies 0-12 months, and toddlers 1-3 years.


Early Experiences Count: How Emotional Development Unfolds Starting at Birth

This link to the Zero to Three website provides access to a podcast on emotional development starting at birth. In addition to a link to the podcast the website provides links to resources on emotional development. Though intended for parents the podcast may be of interest to other caregivers and educators of early learners.


Social-Emotional Development in Young Children

This guide prepared by the Michigan Department of Community Health provides information on the social emotional development of young children, age birth to three. The guide's content is aimed at educators and health practitioners working with young children. Though intended for Michigan practitioners, the guide's general content may be helpful to educators in other states.