Important literacy development happens in the early years, but not all early childhood literacy instruction is developmentally appropriate. What early literacy initiatives exist in your community? How might you leverage your own literacy knowledge to inform decision making in this arena?
“Offer engaging, developmentally appropriate literacy education to all preschool learners, regardless of their geography or socioeconomic status. This includes access to schools or other literacy learning sites, to teachers knowledgeable about the needs and abilities of preschool learners, and to materials that facilitate learning.” —2015 NCTE Education Policy Platform