Florida early literacy and learning model: A systematic approach to improve learning at all levels
The most important job of the elementary school program is to teach children to read and write. Although children do not usually learn to read until the age of 5 or 6, the years from birth through Age 5 are the most important for literacy development. We now know that when we design literacy programs for the first few years of formalized schooling, we must consider the early literacy skills and concepts that children possess (International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English, 1996). To reach children prior to the age of entering school requires a community-wide effort. This article describes an early literacy program founded on collaboration among many community partners.
Collaboration-across Campus, across Town, and with K-12 Schools: A Specialissue of the Peabody Journal of Education
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Fountain, & Wood, J. (2000). Florida Early Literacy and Learning Model: A Systematic Approach to Improve Learning at All Levels. Peabody Journal of Education, 75(3), 85–98. https://doi.org/10.1207/S15327930PJE7503_6