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A Pathway to Equity: Resources for Early Childhood Educators

By Alina O'Donnell
 | Jan 25, 2018

early-childhood-educatorsILA’s 2018 What’s Hot in Literacy Report reiterated the significance of Early Literacy, which takes the No. 1 spot as the most important topic for the second year in a row. One of the greatest predictors of lifelong success, early literacy plays a key role in enabling the kinds of early learning experiences that research shows are linked with academic achievement, reduced grade retention, higher graduation rates, and college and career readiness.

Many of the factors that affect a student’s chances of reading proficiently in the early grades are related to economic stability, including food and housing insecurity, summer learning loss, and access to high-quality schools. We can close these opportunity gaps by ensuring that all students have access to high-quality early childhood programs and activities. 

ILA will examine these topics through an intersectional lens at the Early Childhood Educators strand of ILA West 2018. In the meantime, educators can jumpstart their learning using these free online resources.

Themed “Literacy: A Pathway to Equity,” the inaugural ILA West 2018 will take place March 16–17 in San Diego, CASessions within the Early Childhood Educators strand will demonstrate ideas and examples illustrating how to make equitable learning a reality for every child in grades pre-K–3. Participants will leave with a tool kit of instructional practices on topics like balanced literacy, assessment for instruction, supporting English learners, and equity instruction in children's literature. Learn more and register here.

Alina O’Donnell is the editor of Literacy Daily.

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