How Pre Kindergarten Programs Increase Literacy And Prepare Children For Kindergarten

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Title How Pre-Kindergarten Programs Increase Literacy and Prepare Children for Kindergarten Justina Jefferson Walden University Tools for Doctoral Research (EDDD - 8003 - 2) Background/Introduction The problem that I would like to address is how pre-kindergarten programs increase literacy and prepare children for kindergarten. Researching this problem will allow me to explore early literacy programs and how they implement literacy programs that facilitate the development of literacy skills among children in high poverty areas. Children living in poverty are more likely to experience stress and have less access to early learning experiences than affluent children. (Mead, 2015) On average, children from low income…show more content…
Evidence from Research that this Problem is Meaningful Studies have shown that rigorous pre-kindergarten literacy interventions can result in positive bearings from kindergarten through adulthood (Campbell, Ramey, Pungello, Sparling, & Miller-Johnson, 2002; Heckman, Moon, Pinto, Savelyev, & Yavitz, 2010; Reynolds, Temple, White, Ou, & Robertson, 2011). Because a child’s cognitive skills are easily molded at a young age, literacy in their early years lays a strong foundation for future academic success. Overall, attending pre-kindergarten programs increases students’ opportunities of reaching their reading level by 11 percent. (Lesnick, 2010) Children who have extensive exposure to vocabulary and reading in early years have proven to have higher levels of success through elementary and middle school as well. (Duncan et al., 2007; McClelland, Acock, & Morrison, 2006; National Early Literacy Panel, 2008). Being able to read and write to think clearly and to communicate effectively is crucial to success in school, as well as in life. Research showed that from birth to age 8 literacy development is crucial. Exposure to oral and written language and through utilization of prior knowledge and language experiences encourages successful literacy development. Using play, print, and oral language children learn the significance of reading and writing. Research taking place in several states across the United States have also recognized great gains
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