The Abecedarian Approach places a priority on children's language acquisition, because language is a proven core of early learning and school readiness.
Busy Butterflies Education and Care Service has recently began implementing this approach, known as '3a'.
Directors Sharon and Andrew Richards and their team all share strong personal philosophies on building healthy, positive relationships with children and their families.
The 3a approach helps educators to build strong bonds and support children's literacy skills.
Dedicated educators at Busy Butterflies are using 3a strategies to assist children along with encouraging families to take time with their child to read a book.
Using Conversational Reading is a strategy the Busy Butterflies team has just introduced to build good family relationships while increasing literacy.
You do not have to read the book from cover to cover - let your child guide you, talk about the pictures or what the book is about.
Lucinda Nicker, educator and owner of Lou's Nest Family Day Care at Cedar Grove loves her one-on-one conversational reading time with the children in her care.
She supports her families in using and implementing the Conversational Reading strategies.