The Kindergarten Program Document states:
Literacy is essential to enable a child to succeed in school and in later life. The educators should become familiar with the stages in the process of learning to read and write, and should use this knowledge when thinking about possible literacy experiences for young children and when observing and assessing their learning to help them continually acquire literacy skills.
All children can benefit from classroom experiences that focus on literacy development. To maintain high expectations for all children, it is important for the educators to build on a child’s strengths and focus on what the child is already able to do – that is, to see all children through an “asset lens”. It is also important for the team to make adjustments to learning opportunities on the basis of ongoing observation, conversations, documentation, and analysis of their observations in order to maintain a zone of proximal development for
the child. (p.66)