Literacy Development in the Preschool Years

Summary

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

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