Primary caregivers’ reports of early literacy skills and supporting children’s literacy success through home-school collaboration
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Date of Graduation
Educational Specialist (EdS)
Department of Graduate Psychology
Two kindergarten parents were interviewed about the home literacy environment and effective home-school collaborative practices. Both parents identified as being key contributors to their child’s literacy success through frequently reading to their child, providing access to books within the home, and fostering a sense of learning and reading interest in their child. Both parents gave insights into the communication they have with their child’s teacher and the resources that are provided by the school to support academic or literacy related needs of their kindergarteners. The interest of this study was to obtain the perspectives of kindergarten parents about the current home-based literacy practices and communication between home and school. Participants acknowledged the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their child’s education and the challenges that virtual learning presented.
Keywords: home literacy environment, home-school collaboration, early literacy success, COVID-19 pandemic
Smith, Emily A., "Primary caregivers’ reports of early literacy skills and supporting children’s literacy success through home-school collaboration" (2021). Educational Specialist, 2020-current. 30.