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Early Literacy

Literacy Begins in Infancy

Learning to read and write is a developmental process that begins at birth and builds on children's basic need to communicate. This principle is at the core of HighScope's early literacy programs.

In HighScope classrooms and centers, children develop literacy skills by engaging in meaningful reading and writing experiences, and they become readers and writers through a unique combination of child-initiated learning and teacher-guided instruction.

Little boy on beanbag reading

Leadership in Early Literacy — Research, Curriculum Development, and Assessment

In recent years, the federal government and the national research community have joined forces to raise early childhood reading to the top of their agendas. HighScope supports this critical national effort through its literacy-related research, early literacy curriculum development, and assessment products.

Partners in Promoting Early Literacy

HighScope's research and early childhood staff provide assistance to preschools, Head Start centers, elementary schools, school districts, and other groups interested in preparing reading and literacy grant proposals for Early Reading First, Reading First, and for research and evaluation of reading and literacy issues.

Language and Literacy in Preschool

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