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Center for Early Literacy Learning

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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.

The major aims of the Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL) are to:
  • Review and synthesize available evidence on effective early literacy learning practices,
  • Identify and develop evidence-based literacy learning practices from this research,
  • Implement and evaluate the use of the practices with young children with developmental delays or diagnosed disabilities, and
  • Provide general and specialized technical assistance promoting the adoption and use of evidence-based practices.


The site includes practice guides for parents and teachers, videos, podcasts, checklists, presentations and more.  Some materials are available in Spanish.

Posted on March 28, 2012
Updated on: December 4, 2018