The Literacy Center Education Network provides trusted resources for Preschool, Kindergarten, and First-Grade English Language Learners (ELLs) and Dual Language Learners (DLLs).
Our site is designed for use in busy classrooms, computer laboratories, and at home. We offer interactive Play and Learn games and Print and Practice activities for parents and teachers to share with children.
In 2013, many children in the United States must meet new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts and Mathematics. Because these standards require much more from young children, especially for those whom English is a second or other language, we have an ongoing effort to develop strategies for parents and teachers. For example, if your child needs to learn 26 English letters in Kindergarten, you will find both upper and lowercase letters on our website. If you are wondering what books support early reading in your home language, you will find reviews and suggestions here. Our user experience expert will review websites and apps with an eye to finding those that best support the needs of bilingual children. If you are looking for non-commercial activities for learning frequently used words, you will find fun and entertaining suggestions here. We are also collecting CCSS resources for teaching ELLs and DLLs with learning disabilities,
To learn how we got started, read about the Literacy Lady.