The short answer: YES! Purposeful focus on early literacy principles makes a difference in programs and in children's early literacy behaviors.
To learn more about the study, view the slides from the session materials on the ALA Conference schedule. Be sure to check out PDFs for the early literacy behavior indicators in the areas of writing concepts, vocabulary, print concepts, phonological awareness, language use, comprehension, communication, and alphabetic awareness. These charts provide a clear look at reading goals as executed by the librarian and child.
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