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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: Ready Children and Families




Terrific Transitions - Family and Parents

This link to the Terrific Transitions website provides resources for family and parents related to the transition to Kindergarten.



Kindergarten Here I Come

This link is to a Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning parent activity resource guide supporting the transition to Kindergarten. Kindergarten, Here I Come was developed for kindergarten and pre-kindergarten teachers to distribute to families with young children. As noted at its website, "Designed in calendar-format, the activity guide provides months of parenting information and at-home experiences that are linked to Pennsylvania's Early Learning Standards and support children's school readiness." Though intended for Pennsylvania families, Pre K and Kindergarten teachers in other states may find its content useful.


Transition to Kindergarten...Ready, Set, Go

This link is to information about the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools program supporting early learners in their transition to Kindergarten. The information is offered as an example of how one urban school district approaches this transition. Links to information sheets for families and teachers are available through this link.



Building Positive Teacher-Child Relationships

This brief from Vanderbilt University's Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning provides guidance on building positive teacher-child relationships among early learners.


Preparing for Kindergarten Begins the Year Before

This link to the LD Online website provides an article explaining how preparing for Kindergarten really begins the year before the young child is to enter Kindergarten.


Successful Transition to Kindergarten for Learners Who May Be at Risk for Learning Disabilities

This Reading Rockets article explores the transition to Kindergarten for early learners potentially at risk for learning disabilities.