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Language arts (Early childhood); Children with social disabilities--Education (Early childhood);


This literature review addressed the impact that high-quality early childhood education programs have on at-risk children's literacy and language development. The purpose of this review was to focus on the impact and benefits that high quality early childhood education programs have on the literacy and language development of at-risk young children, and the influence that the early childhood teachers, the early childhood classroom environment, and the early childhood classroom activities have on the literacy and language development of young children who may be at-risk of developing reading difficulties when they begin formal education.

The research concluded that at-risk children who attended a high-quality early childhood education program were better prepared to enter school than those children who don't have that opportunity and are also less likely to need remedial services. Research for this review was obtained through professional articles and books about the impact and benefits of high-quality early childhood education programs.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Timothy G. Weih


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