Brain Building in Progress
Brain Building In Progress is an initiative that focuses on the importance of fostering the cognitive, social and emotional development of young children by emphasizing its future impact on economic development and prosperity in MA. By giving a strong start to our youngest citizens, we create a stronger, more prosperous future for all.
CELL - CENTER FOR EARLY LITERACY LEARNING
The goal of the Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL) is to promote the adoption and sustained use of evidence-based early literacy learning practices. CELL has resources for early education and care professionals, early intervention practitioners, parents, and other caregivers of all children, birth to five years of age, with particular attention to those with identified disabilities, developmental delays, and those at-risk for poor outcomes.
For more information/resources - http://www.earlyliteracylearning.org/
DIALOGIC AND INTERACTIVE READING - PEER and CROWD Sequences
PEER sequence - the role of the adult is to:
• P rompt the child with questions
• E valuate the child’s response
• E xpand the response
• R epeat the expansion
CROWD prompts - the adult asks children to:
• C omplete fill-in-the-blank
• R ecall: remember aspects of the book
• O pen-ended: describe in their own words what’s happening in the story
• Wh-: talk about what, where, who, and why aspects of the story
• D istance: make connections to personal experiences outside the story
For more information - http://www.readingrockets.org/article/400
Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® (ECRR) is a parent education initiative that emphasizes that early literacy begins with the primary adults in a child's life. The ECRR toolkit provides youth librarians, early childhood specialists, and others with research-based practices that can help young children develop skills they need before they can learn to read.
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Read and Rise is a sustainable and systematic literacy engagement program designed to bring families, schools, and communities together to support children’s literacy development, while celebrating the positive impact of family culture and tradition.
EDUCATION MODELS AND PRACTICES
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