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Inspiring Lessons Video Focuses on Early Literacy

DVD cover web.jpgThe Center for Early Childhood Education is pleased to release a new video about a three-year effort to improve the language and early literacy skills of over 500 children in Windham, Connecticut.

In 2008, the Center was awarded a U.S. Department of Education Early Reading First grant to implement the Community Partners for Early Literacy (CPEL) project. In partnership with the Windham Early Childhood Center (part of the Windham Public Schools) and the Child and Family Development Resource Center at Eastern Connecticut State University, the Center provided professional development and literacy coaching to 50 teachers and paraprofessionals and supported families in engaging in literacy activities at home.

The Center created Inspiring Lessons: What We Learned from the Community Partners for Early Literacy Project to document and share with other programs and school districts the lessons learned during the project. The 30-minute video includes interviews with teachers, paraprofessionals, parents, literacy coaches, and faculty experts about what works in supporting children's literacy development.

To view the video and learn more about the project, visit: http://www.easternct.edu/cece/inspiring_lessons.html