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childhood literacy encompasses not only reading, but everything a child knows
about reading and writing before they actually perform either task.
On September 8, 2015, the Center for Public Service is recognizing the National Literacy Day and the importance of
early childhood literacy and how reading to children
at an early age helps to form the brain's capacity for language and literacy
Join us as we discuss topics related to early childhood literacy and different approaches to childhood literacy in faculty
written articles, spotlights, a blog, and student contributions below.
Each year, International Literacy Day is celebrated on September 8. This year's theme, "The Power of People: Start a Literacy Movement," focuses on the relationship between literacy and the sustainability of a society (ILA, 2015).
Patti Pelletier, Educational Studies Academic Chair, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Many individuals associate the term “early literacy” with skills developed for reading before a child can actually read. Literacy, however, is not just about reading but also writing.
By Ludmila Battista, Faculty, Kaplan University College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Three-year-old Nico searches anxiously for his well-worn copy of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura
Joffe Numeroff, pulling it off the stuffed bookshelf and settling down on the
carpet, snuggling with his “Beanie Boo” as he has hundreds of times before.
By Masica Jordan, Adjunct Faculty College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Life has a way of challenging you to
grow. The roles, career paths, friends, family, and community services that we
become involved in help to shape us and make us grow.
By Marie Wallace, Kaplan University Adjunct Faculty, School of Education
I believe that something magical happens
when a child picks up a book and begins to turn the pages and look at illustrations.
I know that the digital format can be engaging and interactive, but there is a
special relationship that develops between children and the books that they can
Read words from Kaplan University College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Educational Studies students. Student Shirley Rodriguez and Monica Glenn are both currently
completing CE310: Children’s Literacy at Kaplan University.
Learn about Reading Rockets and how they are promoting literacy by offering resources to parents, teachers, principals, librarians, and other professionals who work with children.
Dr. Patti Pelletier, Educational Studies
Academic Chair, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Read this month's guest blog by Educational Studies Academic Chair Patti Pelletier as she discusses the pros and
cons of educational television shows.
Visit the Center for Public Service
resource list offering a variety of web resources on early literacy
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