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PLAN Sheet: The Importance of Relationships to Early Language and Literacy Development

Jun 28, 2016

Explore how strong teacher-child relationships support overall development and motivate children’s learning.

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Key Messages:
Brain research indicates that children clearly benefit from opportunities to develop close relationships with their caregivers.
Strong teacher-child relationships support overall development and motivate children’s learning.
Children are more likely to attain early language and literacy with teachers who are able to build close, responsive relationships.

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