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 Winter Series: 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 30 minute webinars will be offered for FREE at 8:30 am and repeated at 1:30 pm on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month running from January through March, 2020. PQAS credit hours, Infant Toddler hours, and ACT48 hours available for these webinars.

Masks…Masks…and more Masks! : The Read Aloud 15 Minutes National Campaign is all about masks! There are handouts with a mask that children can color and wear or display, book recommendations, and facts about the mask.

Maya’s Book Nook: This promotes language and literacy skills through diverse children’s literature. While you’re there, join the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge and check out the L&L tips to learn about good reading strategies to model and use before, during, and after reading.

Read Aloud 15 Summer Camp Calendar: Keep your little campers learning and having fun with 15 days of books for reading aloud, as well as themed crafts and activities!

Zero to Three – Tips on Learning to Talk: This article gives a brief introduction to language development and includes age-appropriate activities for language-building for children birth to 3 years old.

Tips for Teachers – Language Modeling and Conversations : Conversations are back and forth exchanges that provide opportunities for language modeling. They are important because they help develop language, social, and cognitive skills. As you spend extra times with little ones as they wash their hands, check out these conversation-starting prompts!

Unite for Literacy: While there is no substitution for face to face reading, this resource is the next best thing!  Unite for Literacy’s goal is for children to have access to an abundance of books that celebrate their language and culture. Books in up to 43 different languages can be read to the listener!

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