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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: A Physically Safe Learning Environment



Guidelines for Applying Sunscreen in a Child Care Program

This article from the Purdue University Extension service provides guidelines for applying sunscreen on young children in a child care program. As noted in the article's opening paragraph, "Sunscreen is considered a non-prescription medication and should be administered only if the parents give written consent."


SAFE Playgrounds: Recognizing Risk Factors

This Earlychildhood News article describes four risk factors associated with safe playgrounds.


Safety in Early Childhood Environments

This article at the website provides guidance on creating a safe learning environment for early learners.


American Association of Poison Control Centers

This link to the American Association of Poison Control Centers provides a list of poison control facilities throughout the United States, along with educational resources and prevention tips.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Children

This link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website provides health information about children, ages 4-11. Educators of early learners may find its content helpful when dealing with health issues associated with their early learners.


Consumer Product Safety Commission

The Consumer Product Safety Commission website lists product recent recalls, allows you to search for topics, and has information on current events regarding safety. Educators of early learners may find its content useful with staying current with safety issues associated with products for young children.