Early Intervention Technical Assistance Portal

Featured Professional Development & Resources

The Early Language and Literacy Pyramid

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!

Let’s Chat About Early Language and Literacy

Join the PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and Early Intervention Technical Assistance (EITA) during the winter months for a series of 4 “Let’s Chat About” webinars on language and literacy development including information on structured literacy.  These webinars will provide 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 dates listed below:

  • February 2, 2024 – Let’s Chat About: Talking with Young Children
  • February 16, 2024 – Let’s Chat About: Bringing the Read Aloud to Life
  • March 1, 2024 – Let’s Chat About: Sounds Abound – Phonological Fun!
  • March 15, 2024 – Let’s Chat About: Emergent Writing and Print All Around Us

PQAS credit hours, Infant Toddler hours, and ACT48 hours available for these webinars. Get additional information on topics, credits and registration. 

Promoting Preschoolers’ Emergent Writing: Emergent writing is young children’s first attempts at the writing process. Teachers, professionals, and family members should use various ways to differentiate strategies to support children as they progress through each of the stages.

Tips on Learning to Talk: Learning to talk is a process that starts at birth, when a baby experiences how voices can sound. By 2 years old, most babies have a large vocabulary and can put words together to express their needs and ideas. This resource provides information on what you can do to encourage your baby’s ability to communicate.

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