The Salem Public Library Youth Services staff is committed to providing young children and their caregivers with early literacy resources and experience in order to foster the early literacy skills that are essential in the years before kindergarten. This includes partnerships with national, state, and local organizations dedicated to early learning development.
Issued quarterly, the Early Literacy newsletter offers early literacy tips, songs and fingerplays, and suggestions for great books to share with babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers. If you'd like to be on the mailing list to receive future copies of the newsletter, please e-mail us.
Early learning resources
Provides early literacy practice guides for parents to assist them in providing their infants, toddlers, or preschoolers with fun and exciting literacy learning experiences.
Designed to support educators, parents, and young children in the development of early literacy skills in the years before kindergarten.
Importance of Home Language Series
Head Start Early Learning and Childhood Center shares a series of documents demonstrating the many benefits for children growing up in a bilingual or multilingual environment.
Provides great resources for helping your child become a stronger reader.
Starfall is free public service developed to teach children in preschool through second grade to read with phonics.
The Oregon Education Investment Board and Governor Kitzhaber have introduced a statewide public awareness campaign to encourage the development of early literacy skills, and to ensure that all children are reading at grade level by 3rd grade.
Includes tips and activities for building your child's brain in those most crucial 5 years of life. You can also download the free Daily Vroom app to help spark brain building moments.
Created by the Oregon Department of Education has created developmental guidelines that provide a continuum of development and learning in five domains: approaches to learning, social-emotional development, language and communication, literacy, and mathematics.