Growing Readers Early Literacy Curriculum
This HighScope program has been documented to significantly impact children's literacy knowledge and understanding. It follows an "active learning" educational approach, with children involved with hands-on activities that help them become successful and motivated readers. The small group literacy activities support the four critical components of early literacy - comprehension, phonological awareness, alphabetic principle and concepts about print.
See the HighScope FAQ pages for more information.
Learning Language and Loving It™
To further support quality early learning, Family Day is committed to training all our child care centre staff in Learning Language and Loving It™ - The Hanen Program for Early Childhood Educators/Teachers. This approach promotes children's social, language and literacy development within every day activities and conversations.
Family Day was featured in The Hanen Centre's December 2007 issue of WigWag – a publication for Hanen Certified Speech-Language Pathologists worldwide.
“Family Day took on the not-so-minor task of training its entire child care staff. … They were looking for a comprehensive training model to compliment their HighScope® curriculum, enabling them to create language-rich environments in which children are engaged in frequent, stimulating interactions with educators and peers.”
Read the complete article online.
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