Early childhood classrooms build a foundation for later reading success and kindergarten readiness. Educators do this by engaging in planning and play-based learning of emergent literacy skills including phonological awareness, print knowledge, oral language and vocabulary. Ohio’s early childhood educators now can participate in self-paced professional learning on emergent literacy through Cox Campus. Always no-cost and now Ohio Approved through the Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association, Cox Campus’ coursework allows educators to expand their professional knowledge of the emergent and early language and literacy development for children birth through kindergarten entry. Additionally, early childhood educators can earn a credential from the Rollins Center for Language and Literacy based on the level of coursework completed.
Questions about this professional learning opportunity for Ohio’s early care and education professionals can be directed to LiteracyOhio@education.ohio.gov.