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Early Literacy for Carribbean Preschoolers

Posted By: Beverlyn Cain on November 18, 2004
Hi Barbara,
I just happen to come by your message and I would like to make a suggestion or two if I may, I am an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education and I am the Director of a Laboratory School for Preschoolers on campus as well.
This semester, I am teaching Early Literacy for Preschoolers and Kindergarten Children.
Although the children that you are referring to acquire language in a non traditional English fashion, they are learning to speak and to read. All children need the same early experiences in literacy such as interacting with books, listening to stories, learning that the spoken word is connected to the printed word, distinguishing the printed word. So are there books and materials in the environment thst reflect the dialect thst is spoken? Also what happens when childen enter public school? Are they expected to learn traditional English? Please lets continue this dialogue.

y email is bcain@mail.ecsu.edu
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 Seeking to communicate with teacher-researchers with an interest in Early Literacy for young children with a Caribbean or similar background by Barbara Joseph on March 25, 2004
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