The purpose of this book is to provide school leaders with an easy to understand synopsis of how three, four and five year olds learn, and with tools to apply this understanding to early literacy in order to provide early support to children who will struggle with literacy learning later in the primary grades. It walks educators through the fundamentals of how young children learn, what constitutes good literacy programs, how to build a school team and school culture that will support and sustain good programs and ensure continuous improvement in the early literacy, and how to work with teachers and school teams toward implementing and improving early literacy programs.
1. What Every School Leader Needs to Know About How Young Children Learn Differently
2. What We Know Makes the Difference
3. Instructional Leadership: The Tools You Will Need
4. Continuous Improvement: The Next Steps
Tools for School Leaders