Pre-K Early Literacy Learning in Arkansas [Pre-K ELLA]
Preschool teachers are a primary resource in promoting literacy in their classrooms. Each day they have opportunities to engage children in meaningful language and literacy experiences.
Pre-K ELLA is designed to:
- Advance teacher understanding of how three to five year old children develop language and literary skills and why it is important that children develop these skills.
- Present tools and techniques teachers can use in their classrooms to help children develop language and literacy skills they will need to become proficient readers and writers.
- Transfer Pre-K ELLA teacher training into children's everyday classroom experiences and activities.
- Assist teachers in developing strategies for involving families and their children in language and literacy experiences at home.
- Make language and literacy experiences enjoyable for teachers, children and their families.
What does the training offer teachers?
- 30 hours of FREE specialized training
- Provides training experiences that promote literacy skills for children ages three to five
- FREE participant manual and other resources
- Opportunity for professional development and interaction with other teachers of three to five year olds
- A Certificate of Completion
Pre-K ELLA includes 16 topics:
- The Foundation for Language and Literacy Learning
- Creating Learning Environments That Are Literacy Rich
- Supportive Social and Emotional Environments
- The Role of Play in Promoting Language and Literacy
- Fostering Children's Emergent Literacy Development Through the Family
- Assessment Through Observation and Portfolios
- Language Development
- Phonological Awareness
- Mother Goose Rhymes, Fingerplays, Poetry and Songs
- Dramatic Play and Creative Drama
- Read Aloud
- Shared Reading
- Learning About Letters, Sounds and Words
- Environmental Print
- Writing in the Preschool Classroom
For more information contact:
Deniece Honeycutt, Ed.D.
800-632-8754 • 479-575-3294
To check for available classes and training opportunities visit Traveling Arkansas' Professional Pathways (TAPP).