Early Literacy

What is early literacy?

Early literacy refers to the development of skills students need in order to transition from learning to read, to reading to learn. These skills include vocabulary, phonics, language, and numeracy, to name a few.

Our brains develop faster between the ages of zero and three years old than they do at any other time, completing 90% of development by age 5. This means building the foundation of literacy is a crucial time in each child’s life.

Give every child a great beginning

If you’ve ever read to a child, sung with a child, talked about the weather with a child—you’ve impacted their development. After all –

“Children who are routinely read to day in and day out—and immersed in rich talk about books and the various activities in which they are engaged—thrive.”

Campbell et al., 2002; Dickinson, McCabe, & Essex, 2006; Neuman & Celano, 2006

Providing high-quality learning experiences to a child at a young age creates the foundation they need in order to learn and grow.

Why invest in early literacy?

Renaissance programs provide research-based support to meet literacy standards so every student has a fair chance to grow.

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This cause is noble

We believe that virtually everyone can be a successful learner. You make that happen through dedication and a strategy to help meet today’s standards. Explore the proven path to literacy and how to help catch kids before they fall.
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Their future depends on it

Reading practice matters. In fact, reading practice is the best predictor of overall academic achievement, even more than socioeconomic status or ethnicity. Once students build strong reading skills, they’re better prepared to grow more in content areas.

Developing literacy helps you

  • Ensure each student is capable of learning what they need for success in college and career
  • Empower students to be engaged, curious, and eager to learn more
  • Identify which students understand the concepts you’re teaching and who might need more support

By creating equal opportunities for growth

An ideal early literacy solution creates a foundation for growth by:

  • Determining what students know and screening for potential need of intervention
  • Offering rich learning experiences designed especially for early readers
  • Showing you exactly what students know and what they need to learn next, with resources embedded to guide instruction

Explore the components of a strong early literacy strategy.