ERIC Number: ED459912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Feb-26
Reference Count: N/A
Developing and Supporting Literacy-Rich Environments for Children. Issue Brief.
Daniel, Jerlean; Clarke, Theresa; Ouellette, Mark
Asserting that early reading success is a strong predictor of academic success in later grades and that the early childhood years (birth through age 8) are critical for literacy development, this issue brief explores actions states can take to develop and support literacy-rich environments for children. Following an introductory summary, the brief highlights the current problem of lack of literacy development in some children and describes what is present in a literacy-rich environment. The brief then discusses actions for state policy makers: (1) raise public awareness; (2) provide resources and information; (3) improve professional development of teachers; and (4) increase access to literacy-rich environments. The brief also describes efforts to support literacy-rich environments in Connecticut, Delaware, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and Wisconsin. (EV)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Beginning Writing, Early Childhood Education, Environmental Influences, Literacy, Program Descriptions, State Action, State Programs, Young Children
NGA Center for Best Practices, Hall of States, 444 N. Capitol Street, Washington, DC 20001-1512. Tel: 202-624-5300. For full text: http://www.nga.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Governors' Association, Washington, DC. Center for Best Practices.