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: The Role of Caregivers as the Child's First Teachers
Guideline: A child's caregivers in the role of first teachers assist and support the child's cognitive, emotional, physical, and social development. A caregiver may be a child's parent, grandparent, child care provider, early childhood teacher, and/or other significant family members. It is important for parents, supporting caregivers, and educators of young children to understand this familial role. This task provides resources explaining the role of parents and family caregivers as first teachers.