Early Literacy: Resources

The importance of developing literacy skills in the first three years of life has been documented by early childhood experts across many disciplines.  Here are some resources that discuss best practices, link to research, and provide up-to-date information on current thinking.

Brain Building Oregon (Presented by the The Early Learning Division of the Oregon Department of Education)
Provides resources for parents and caregivers as well as for professionals in the field of early childhood education.

Reading Rockets (A national multimedia literacy initiative of WETA Television)
A comprehensive site of literacy information, research, and blogs.

Talking is Teaching
Offers a variety of ways to interact with babies and young children to promote early literacy.

Too Small to Fail
Provides information on children's brain development and early learning.

Presents activities for learning in babies and young children

Zero to Three
Visit the "Care & Education" page of this expansive site for information on early childhood development and learning.