Parent Page: Educational Services id: 32641 Active Page: Task 2: Gather Information About the Local Communityid:32680

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 2: Gather Information About the Local Community

Guideline: Gathering information about the community is an important part of understanding the early childhood educational environment. Areas of interest could include population by age cohorts, socio-economic status, education levels of the parents, ethnic composition and social/community health considerations and services available, including libraries.




American Indian Cultures

This link is to the American Indian Education KnowledgeBase. The KnowledgeBase is an online resource to aid education professionals in their efforts to serve American Indian students and close the achievement gap American Indian students have faced in public, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other schools. Element 2 provides information about American Indian cultures.

The website sponsored by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics provides useful statistics and information on America's children.


Kids Count

This link is to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count initiative. As noted at its website, "Kids Count is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the United States."


National Center for Education Statistics

This link is to the National Center for Education Statistics. As noted at its website, "the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education."


The English Language Learner KnowledgeBase

This link is to the English Language Learner KnowledgeBase, an online resource supporting education professionals in the administration of programs for English language learner (ELL) students. It is divided into components providing resources for program administrators, teachers, parent advocates and educators of migrant students.


U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau's website provides data sources with information about the population of the United States.