ELLI: Early Language & Literacy Initiative SM

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The Early Language and Literacy Initiative (ELLI) is a high-quality, year-round interdisciplinary approach to early childhood education designed to improve school readiness and close the achievement gap with locations in Norwalk, Fairfield, and Bridgeport, CT.

ELLI provides essential language and literacy-rich educational experiences for young children that are based on theory, research and community wisdom about what children need to learn and grow up successfully.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children and Literacy How, Inc. — an organization dedicated to the application of early literacy research — created ELLI to infuse the latest early language and literacy research-based theory and practice into immersive, content-rich science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) learning experiences for museum, classroom, and home environments.

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ELLI Partners 

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