The Early Language and Literacy Pyramid is a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) that reflects the importance of a solid foundation. Each interactive tier includes practices and strategies that support your work. The targeted and intensive tiers provide you information needed to support some of our young learners.

Take a tour of the Early Language and Literacy Pyramid!

Click on each tier to learn more! 

If you are using a mobile device, you may need to view the Early Language and Literacy Pyramid using this link.

Let’s Chat About Early Language and Literacy: Join OCDEL and EITA during the winter months for some hot topics around early language and literacy development. Get access to resources to share with families and use in classrooms and centers. These one hour webinars will be offered for FREE from 1pm to 2pm on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month, running in February and March, 2022.

Read it Again Pre-K: Read It Again Pre-K is a practitioner-friendly, scientifically based curricular supplement that is designed to develop and strengthen young children’s early foundations in language and literacy. lessons are organized around adult-child readings of high-quality storybooks meant to supplement – not replace – an educator’s instruction. All materials and self-study trainings are available to download for free! 

Promoting Language and Literacy Development in Winter Months: Cold weather and short days don’t mean that we have less time to help children build their language and literacy skills! Check out ideas for how to build winter vocabulary during both indoor and outdoor activities, build comprehension skills by discussing sequences when playing in the snow, and more.

Winter Books for Young Children: Review this list of both fiction and non-fiction books for young children to read in the winter! Adding classics, like The Snowy Day, and scientific books, such as Curious About Snow, is a great way to supplement winter activities happening in classrooms and at home.

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