Language Acquisition and Development of Phonological Awareness in Early Literacy

This session will focus on how to develop Oral Language and Phonological Awareness in young learners. A general overview of language development in infants, toddlers and preschoolers will be given. Attendees will get an introduction to the components of vocabulary development, age-appropriate comprehension and phonological awareness as early literacy skills. Activity ideas to increase the development of these skills in young children and imbed them into daily programming will also be shared.

Registration is held on the OCCRRA portal. Registrants who have an account with OCCRRA can register on the site. If you do not have an account and would like to attend the session, contact Christine Lee,

Presenter: Robbie Haic has been serving as Curriculum Director and Literacy Specialist with Daily Dose of Reading since 2012. In this capacity, she has created 27 curriculum units of study focusing on early literacy skill development that are easily embedded into existing curriculum in most early childhood settings. Daily Dose of Reading is currently serving children in area CMSD Schools, Head Start centers and Cleveland area YWCA and YMCA programs. With the Literacy Cooperative and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library we are a part of programming for young children in Cuyahoga County. She was an Intervention Specialist and Early Childhood Special Educator for 32 years in the public school setting. Robbie earned a B.S. Elem Ed., Special Ed and EEH degree from Bowling Green State University and a M.A. Curriculum & Instruction from Ashland University.


Friday, December 3, 2021 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST


Educational Services Center of Northeast Ohio
6393 Oak Tree Blvd.,
Independence, OH 44131


Christine Lee