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 Aloud 15 Campaign: March is Read Aloud Month, which raises awareness for the importance of reading aloud at least 15 minutes every day with children of all ages. Check out all of the great resources, including book trackers that children and families can use to track their progress through the challenges. While you’re there, make sure to download the infographics about developmental milestones and the importance of reading with children.

Growing Book by Book: Phonological Awareness is the ability to hear differences in the way words sound. Children with phonological awareness can do things such as identify initial sounds in words, can count syllables in words, and can identify words that rhyme. Check out the various activities that can be used to build phonological awareness, like going on a rhyme hunt!

AAC Kids: This resource provides guidelines for Early Intervention to maximize the language and communication development of young children with special needs. It also provides specific guidelines designed for children with complex communication needs, including children with: Autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and multiple disabilities.

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