We once believed a child’s schooling began in kindergarten — but this could be years too late. Hosted by Reba McEntire, Toddling Toward Reading examines exactly what it takes to give our preschoolers the early literacy skills they will need to become successful readers (a part of our PBS Launching Young Readers series). The What Works Clearinghouse reviewed the study on two practices utilised in center-based configurations with 3- to 5-year-old preK children, in addition to a lot of specific curricula. Favorable results are shown for (1) Phonological awareness instruction and (2) Interactive and dialogic reading. It is never too early to begin looking for ways to help your child succeed in studying. This report covers children that are under two years old and at preschool. Find out the first steps to take if you suspect your child has difficulty learning. This webcast featuring Dr. Rebecca Palacios offers information on those components of a quality Pre-K ELL program: language education, curriculum, professional development, and family outreach. Activities that stimulate phonemic awareness in preschool and elementary school children are one sure way to have a child ready for reading! Listed below are eight of them from expert Marilyn Jager Adams. I’m frequently asked what to search for in a good preschool program. I’ll share some resources on the subject (and encourage you to read them) but also tell you to trust your instincts as you are visiting different preschools. I’m constantly struck by the strong messages (intentional and unintentional) that colleges send to parents. I’ve learned to really trust those impressions and utilize them as pieces of information throughout the decision-making process. The condition of pre-kindergarten fluctuates across the nation. This national snapshot is an excellent starting point for understanding what is happening in pre-K right now. Toddling Towards Reading The first five years of a child’s life are a time of tremendous physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth. The experiences a child has during that time is able to create an effect on their willingness to learn. Here the Education Department offers a few strategies to guide parents in choosing childcare. Advocating for Your Preschool Child Preschool to English Language Learners Phonemic Activities for the Preschool or Elementary Classroom Pre-K Now Child care providers play a critical part in helping young children learn. Simple ways to incorporate literacy activities include reading every day (even with infants), sharing rhymes, songs, and poems, and reading about a child’s native culture, taking excursions to the library, and much more. Can parents and teachers of preschoolers identify learning problems early enough to prevent problems later in school? The Recognition & Response version helps pupils understand what to look for and how to help, so that later remediation and special education might not be necessary. What Is a High-Quality Preschool?