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 Webinar Series: Join the PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and EITA during the winter months for a series of 4 webinars on language and literacy development. These webinars will provide resources to share with families and use in classrooms and centers. Each webinar will take place from 1-2pm on the following dates: 

  • February 10th – Let’s Chat About: Having Conversations with Kids
  • February 24th – Let’s Chat About: Moving Beyond the Read Aloud
  • March 10th – Let’s Chat About: Making Phonological Awareness Fun
  • March 24th – Let’s Chat About: Using Print Awareness 

Read Aloud 15 Fall Challenge: Investigate the fall season with Detective Readatron-15! Download and print resources that encourage children to explore the world around them while increasing their vocabulary and language skills.  Find matching games, sensory hunts, and more.

Books About Feelings for Babies and Toddlers: Although early childhood is an incredibly joyful time, it is also very common for babies and toddlers to, at times, struggle with hard to understand feelings and experiences. Utilize and reading list to help children make sense of “big feelings” that they may experience in life.

Children’s Books for Building Friendships: August 2nd is National Friendship Day, so read with your young friends and celebrate the importance of friendship for all!

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