Literacy and Reading Readiness

Language and literacy learning are incorporated into all aspects of our program.  Through books, songs and modeling, we help children acquire the ability to listen, build vocabulary, develop phonemic awareness and learn rhyming.  Dramatic play and story telling in the classroom also prepare children for reading. Written language is displayed around the room and writing materials are readily available in many parts of the class.  We encourage letter recognition and use materials like playdough, small toys and finger songs to strengthen hands for writing.