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: Standards for Early Childhood Educators
Guideline: Each state has professional preparation and licensure standards for educators of early learners. Likewise, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has issued a position statement advocating ethical behavior for early learner educators as well as suggested standards for professional preparation. Educators interested in teaching early learners should be aware of the applicable requirements for the state where they wish to teach and the position statements advocated by NAEYC.