EARLY LITERACY AND PREVENTION

        According to Reading Rockets, "A growing body of evidence shows that early learning experiences are linked with later school achievement, emotional, and social well-being, fewer grade retentions, and reduced incidences of juvenile delinquency and that these outcomes are all factors associated with later adult productivity. 

         When providers and childcare workers take the time to talk and read with children, they will learn the vocabulary, language, and other early literacy skills that will give them a better chance to succeed in school and throughout life.