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Early Literacy

You are your child’s first and most important teacher! There are many things you can do with your child—starting at birth—to help him or her be ready to succeed in school.

Reach Out and Read

Promoting early literacy through cooperation with Pediatric Associates of Olean and Salamanca.


ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.

Center for Early Literacy Learning

The goal of the Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL) is to promote the adoption and sustained use of evidence-based early literacy learning practices. This site has resources for early childhood intervention practitioners, parents, and other caregivers of children—birth to five years of age—with identified disabilities, developmental delays, and those at risk for poor outcomes.

Baby Sign Language

Baby Sign Language gives babies the signs they need to express their needs and wants before verbal language develops. Babies “sign” naturally when they wave, point and gesture. Baby Sign uses American Sign Language (ASL) signs to enhance this tendency and provide baby and caregiver with a common language. Babies who sign generally develop language skills at a more rapid rate than babies who do not.

Ready at Five

Ready at Five is a web site that provides ParentTips, parent-child activities, school readiness resources and other important information.

Reading is Fundamental

Reading is Fundamental features activities for kids of all ages and skill levels.