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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.
Task 1: Communicate with and Involve Parents and Caregivers
Guideline: Parents' and caregivers' involvement with their children's education has been demonstrated to be an important factor in improving student academic achievement. Improving early literacy requires educators to work with parents and caregivers. In doing so, parents and caregivers need to ask how they can help their children, while educators need to reach out to parents and caregivers offering ideas on how they can be involved.