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  • Do What Works

    Enhance a child’s growth of fundamental literacy skills with ‘Doing What Works’, a program developed by the U.S. Department of Education to demonstrate key concepts for implementing interactive reading techniques.

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    Teaching children to be aware of the sounds that make up words (b-a-l, ball) is called Phonological Awareness or Phonemic Awareness. The name may be complicated but the practice is not! Learn all you need with these tools to use to support young readers in your classroom.

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    Read Right from the Start has a classroom planning form and poster, TIPS, to help you develop your plan and strategy for reading to infants and toddlers to support essential early literacy skills needed for reading and writing later in life.

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    Building Your Library

    Whether you’re starting from scratch or its just time for a refresh, use these book lists to build an exciting place for children to explore and discover new book titles.

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    Month of the Young Child

    The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) Division of Early Learning (DEL) calendar of events for 2019 Month of the Young Child: Celebrating Our Youngest Leaders.


    Month of the Young Child Calendar

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    Proudly sponsored by The Bainum Family Foundation in collaboration with the Office of the Superintendent of Education (OSSE).

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  • Freshen the Library

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    Use your exclusive discount with Kaplan to freshen up your library for the new season with new books for all ages!
  • Spring Book Titles

    Hello Spring
    Bring the season into story time with these spring book suggestions!
  • DC Early Childhood Jobs

    DC Jobs Feature
    The District's free job board for careers in early childhood education. Free for job posters and job seekers.

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