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At a loss for words : how America is failing our children and what we can do about it

Author: Betty Lynn Segal Bardige
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, ©2005.
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Promoting the importance of pre-literacy skills for later learning.
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Bardige, Betty Lynn Segal.
At a loss for words.
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2004059873
(OCoLC)56733137
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Betty Lynn Segal Bardige
ISBN: 9781592133949 1592133940 1592133932 9781592133932
OCLC Number: 703155995
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 254 pages) : illustrations
Contents: pt. I. Every child's birthright --
1. Jack and Jill --
2. Prime time for language learning --
3. Why early language matters --
4. Supporting early language at home --
5. Supporting early language in group care --
6. You don't speak my language --
pt. II. The quiet crisis --
7. The state of early care and education in the United States --
8. A perfect storm --
9. Truth, justice, and the American way --
pt. III. Changing course --
10. A parent's guide to early childhood programs and policy --
11. Supporting parents --
12. Improving programs for children --
13. Building systems that sustain quality --
14. We CAN get there from here --
Appendix. Resources and connections for parents, policy makers, and advocates.
Responsibility: Betty Bardige ; foreword by T. Berry Brazelton.

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Lays out the importance of getting parents, policy makers, and child care providers to recognize the crucial role of early literacy skills.  Read more...

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