Early Literacy Project

Cute boy wearing a train hat with a train engine in the background

Railroad Museum Visit

What is the Early Literacy Project?

Early Literacy Project is a project offered through the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, Outreach Programs and is available to Colorado families with children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, birth through age five years old.  There are three regional projects available to families living in the Denver Metro, Northern Colorado and Pikes Peak regions.

Deaf adult signing the word tree from a storybook

ASL Story time

Each Early Literacy event provides families with a rich literacy experience and strategies to promote their child’s language and literacy development.  Families actively participate in  a variety of activities to include:

-American Sign Language (ASL) story time
-Music and movement
-Hands-on literacy activities
-Take home literacy activities

Parents are encouraged to use these activities to reinforce their child’s language and literacy development.

Children are playing with a huge parachute

Music and Movement

Each regional Early Literacy Project event also emphasizes parent education and parent support.  Parents have the opportunity to meet, interact and support one another.  In each region, parents are partners in designing events by suggesting topics for discussions, presentations and event activities.

A young girl working on a literacy activity.

Literacy Activities

The Early Literacy Project respects and values families’ communication choices.  Activities are presented using various modes of communication and languages designed to encourage growth in developmental areas.

All families with young children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are welcome