Language Early On

Between ages 4 & 7 children develop critical, early learning and pre-reading skills. This sequence trains the skills that are important for Kindergarten through 2nd grade. Our Center specializes in developing the critical thinking, listening, and reading skills that are necessary for success in the classroom.

Phonemic awareness describes the smallest units of sound and is key to the logic of the alphabetic principle. Phonological awareness is the general ability to recognize and use units of sound such as words, syllables and phonemes. Sound and Letter Recognition allows children to associate the 44 sounds of spoken English with the 26 letters of the alphabet. As phonemic and phonological awareness are developed, higher level skills have a strong foundation. Visual word recognition, grammar and syntax comprehension as well as the ability to follow directions emerges. Expressive Language skills help children connect more effectively with other children as well as adults. The ability to ask questions to gain missing information is an important tool for learning.