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Literacy: Guiding and Assessing

Chapter 1

Literacy: Guiding and Assessing

Goal: to understand the importance of reading in developing language skills and how to support children’s development at different ages



Table of Contents

  1. Importance of Reading for Language Development
  2. When Does Literacy Begin for Children?
  3. Recognizing Language Growth


Learning Objectives

After completing this class, the student will be able to:

  • explain when literacy begins and the importance of reading and language development
  • discuss the role of reading and language in developing literacy skills
  • identify what to look for when selecting books for each age group
  • list at least 3 basic language skills that children should be exhibiting within a specific age range



NOTE: This course may reflect state-specific regulations. No information in this course supersedes any state regulations you need to follow. You must consult your state’s regulations when developing policies and procedures. Regulations for all states are accessible on the National Database of Child Care Licensing Regulations. Click on the link provided to view regulations in your state.