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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.


Creating Healthy Connections: Nurturing Brain Development From Birth to Three

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


Children and Brain Development: What We Know About How Children Learn

This University of Maine Cooperative Extensive Service publication reviews how the child's brain develops and it learns. This publication may be helpful to parents of young early learners.


Cognitive Development: Thinking to Learn

This Kansas Parent Information Resource Center booklet provides information on thinking, reasoning, and learning skills in young children. Though developed for Kansas families, its content may be useful to all families with young children with its suggested activities for ages for young infants through older preschoolers.