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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 2: Children - Three to Five Years




Stages of Development for Pre Schoolers - 3 to 5 Years

This link to the American Academy of Pediatricians' Healthy Children website provides information on a preschooler's developing physical and social skills, and cognitive thinking.



Promoting Children's Social and Emotional Development Through Preschool Education

This National Institute for Early Education Research March 2005 Policy Brief explores describes the importance of social and emotional development of children, reviews the evidence that high-quality preschool can promote social and emotional development, and describes characteristics of programs most likely to benefit children.


Social-emotional Development in Early Childhood

This National Center for Children Poverty policy brief explores the issues associated with the social-emotional development of young children living in poverty. Educators of young learners serving children of poverty may find its content helpful.