Kids Reading

Welcome to the WSRA 

Early Childhood Literacy Committee's Homepage

Our Mission is to highlight the importance of:

  • Rich oral language environments in a high quality preschool program;

  • Meaningful language and literacy experiences in 4K - 2nd grade classrooms and in the home

  • Research-based literacy instruction that enhances children’s learning in school settings.

  • Professional development opportunities for early childhood educators throughout the state of Wisconsin.

  • Family, school, and community partnerships that promote and advance literacy development in our early learners.

In collaboration with WSRA, we work to support early childhood educators by providing timely information regarding literacy teaching and learning.


2016-2017 Early Childhood Literacy CommitteeECL Committee at the September 2016 Leadership meeting in Green Bay, WI

Co-chairs: Karen Kercher and JoEllen Lieck
Committee Members: Courtney Albright, Jamie Hardgrove, Carolyn Huenink, Laura Kuehl, Michelle Mullen, Doreen Nehmer, Colleen Pennell, and Kate Wuerslin 


Click Below to Access the Following Resources for Your Use

Links for Educators (including current research)  

Our Professional Reading!  The Early Childhood Literacy Committee keeps current through professional learning opportunities and professional conversations.  During the 2016-2017 council year, the committee is reading and discussing Jennifer Abram's book, Having Hard Conversations.

Book We're Reading