From Sharon: National Early Literacy Panel report

Happy New Year! This time of year always offers a nice opportunity to restart our efforts and address infamous resolutions. I’m particularly excited about this new year, however, because it brings the release of the much-anticipated National Early Literacy Panel (NELP) report.

This report, Developing Early Literacy, identifies for the first time the discrete skills young children (zero to 5) need to become successful readers. It’s this type of information that allows us all to become much more targeted in our efforts to help children succeed. Be sure and check NCFL’s website this Thursday, January 8, to read about the report and download your own copy!

NCFL also will have an overview for quick reading, as well as tips and information you can download to share directly with parents. The report will be released at the National Press Club on Thursday in collaboration with the National Institute for Literacy.

Becoming more efficient and effective is a goal we all share. NCFL’s work on the National Early Literacy Panel has enabled this organization to learn and try many new things. In the process, we’ve directly benefited from the expertise and wisdom of the nationally acclaimed panelists, many of whom now directly advise our work. If you’ve read a proposal or received materials from NCFL in the last two years, chances are they have been influenced in some way by the panelists.

Be sure and check out NCFL’s website on Thursday!

In the spirit of progress,

— Sharon Darling