The early language and literacy skills of a student lay the foundation for all future learning. The ability to read is considered a critical factor in the ability to live a healthy, happy and productive life. Without the skill of reading, it makes all other learning challenging.
The early years of a child's life are critical years for brain development and are when the foundation of language and literacy development occurs. Once a child enters school, the teacher usually becomes central in developing this foundation. Our students benefit when we understand the process of learning language and literacy and become Master of It.
Today we had the pleasure with once again working with K1 - grade 2 teachers from around the Turks and Caicos Islands. We focused on 'Effective Early Language and Literacy Development,"
Yolande Robinson, M.Ed.