We all know that “why” is a word that three- and four-year-olds love! This age group is among the most inquisitive, questioning everything in their world. The Early Literacy and Learning Model/Plus (ELLM/Plus) was developed by the University of North Florida and is a research-based, comprehensive curriculum for 3-, 4-, and 5-year old preschool children proven effective in improving children’s early reading achievement in an experimental study. The literacy-focused curriculum builds children’s cognitive development through literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, the arts, motor experiences and physical health.


ELLM/Plus is designed to expand children’s vocabularies and refine their understanding and comprehension of words they know and use.

Chappell augments the ELLM Plus Curriculum with the fine-arts based Chappell curriculum and with Teaching Strategies for Early Childhood/Creative Curriculum.

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