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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.

Task 1: Early Childhood Curriculum

Guideline: Educators of early learners need to be aware of their state's early learning guidelines and/or standards as well as the state of early childhood curriculum in general. This task provides resources on early childhood curriculum.



Developmentally Appropriate Practice

This link to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) website provides a definition of developmentally appropriate practice and a link to the NAEYC position statement on the subject.


Developmentally Appropriate Practice: A Sign of Quality Child Care

This Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service article explores developmentally appropriate practice as a sign quality child care. Though intended for Oklahoma educators and parents the article's general content may be useful to early educators in other states.


Preschool Curriculum: What is in it for Children and Teachers

This Albert Shanker Institute prepared document offers suggestions on enhancing oral language, pre-literacy, mathematics, and science instruction in preschool. Educators of early learners may find its content helpful.


State Early Learning Guidelines/Standards

This resource provides links to each state department of education's early learning guidelines or standards.


The Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework

This link to the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework is used by Head Start programs in curriculum and assessment decisions. Though intended for Head Start programs, educators of early learners may find its general content useful.