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The role of stories in literacy development

The importance of stories for literacy and identity, and the many ways to share stories in early childhood education.

Embodied literacies in ECE environments

An introduction to the various embodied and nonverbal modes that young children use to communicate.

Fostering early literacy in ECE settings: principles, practices, and progression

An introduction to the research on supporting and promoting early literacy in early childhood settings, along with strategies for practice.

An introduction to supporting early literacy

An introduction to early or emergent literacy and how ECE teachers can support its development in young children.


Supporting print awareness in ECE environments

Strategies for promoting awareness of print in early childhood education

Supporting phonological awareness during everyday play and conversations

How to support phonological awareness in ECE settings

Early literacy infographic

The building blocks of early literacy and how teachers can support its development


Fostering literacy in early years settings

Claire McLachlan from Federation University Australia explores how literacy can be fostered in early childhood settings

"Continue with your excellent work. I get feedback that student teachers love it too."

Caitlin, pre-school educator



The essential skills and understandings children need for lifelong literacy success

Key insights from our webinar with Professor Claire McLachlan


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