Our classrooms are print-rich environments to encourage letter recognition and reading skills at appropriate age levels. We offer Handwriting Without Tears in the 3's, 4's, and T-K classes, which is a popular and well-recognized letter recognition and writing program. We utilize the preschool version of Letterland, a literacy program used by the Wake County Public School System. We begin the introduction of sight words in the 4's and T-K as well as simple sentence writing in T-K. At each age level, stories – and discussions about those stories – are an important part of each day. We introduce book terminology, and practice the art of retelling stories and imagining different endings.