ERIC Number: ED486189
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 28
Literacy Development in the Preschool Years
International Reading Association (NJ1)
The preschool years, ages 3 and 4, are extremely important for children's social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and language and literacy development. Children's development can be affected by high-quality preschool experiences that can improve later academic and social competence (Barnett, 1995; Morrow, 2004; Neuman & Dickinson, 2001). Preschools make a difference in children's lives; therefore, every 3- and 4-year-old child should have access to free, high-quality, public preschools. High-quality preschools embrace appropriate early literacy experiences delivered by well-prepared, knowledgeable, caring preschool teachers. High-quality preschools can ensure that all children are prepared for school and are developing literacy skills.
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Emergent Literacy, Preschool Education, Young Children, Literacy Education, Public Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.