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.

Reading and Writing: Check out this resource from our friends at Sesame Street to discover a variety of tools to support language and literacy development in young children. You’ll find workshops, articles, printables, and videos as well as interactive opportunities that can be used by parents and professionals to support young children’s language and literacy growth.

How does your child Hear and Talk: Curious about your young child’s language development? Wondering what skills come next and how to support development? This resource from ASHA – the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association provides both information on typical development and tips to support children with developmentally appropriate skills. If you have concerns about your child’s language development or any other area of development and live in Pennsylvania, please call the Connect hotline at 1 (800) 692-7288 to be connected with an Early Intervention Program near you.

Read Aloud 21 Day Challenge: Reading aloud is not only the single most important thing a parent or caregiver can do to help prepare a child for reading and learning; it’s also a magical connection through the interaction between you, your child, and the book! Join the 21-day read aloud challenge during the month of March and discover the benefits of reading aloud to children. If you haven’t already, you can sign up here.



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