High-quality preschools embrace appropriate early literacy experiences delivered by well-prepared, knowledgeable, caring preschool teachers. High-quality preschools can ensure that all children are prepared for school and are developing literacy skills.
This position statement highlights
The importance of preschool
The nature of language development and literacy-based instruction in quality preschools
What to aim for in preschool teachers’ preparation and professional development
Recommendations for preschool educators, early childhood and elementary educators, public school boards, teacher educators, policymakers, and community leaders