Center for Early Literacy Learning

Address: 128 South Sterling Street
Morganton, NC 28655
Phone: (828) 432-0065 Fax: (828) 432-0068 Fax Email: Website:

The goal of the Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL) is to promote the adoption and sustained use of evidence-based early literacy learning practices. This site has resources for early childhood intervention practitioners, parents, and other caregivers of children, birth to five years of age, with identified disabilities, developmental delays, and those at-risk for poor outcomes.

The major aims of the Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL) are to:
Review and synthesize available evidence on effective early literacy learning practices,
Identify and develop evidence-based literacy learning practices from this research, Implement and evaluate the use of the practices with young children with developmental delays or diagnosed disabilities, and
Provide general and specialized technical assistance promoting the adoption and use of evidence-based practices.

CELL has developed a wide array of products including; parent-friendly practice guides for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. A limited collection is also available in Spanish. We also have videos (CELLvideos) and podcasts (CELLcasts). A selection of mini posters in interactive and printable versions are also available (CELLcasts).

The Center for Early Literacy Learning is a major initiative of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at the Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute.

Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute.
128 South Sterling Street
PO Box 2277
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 432-0065
Phone (828) 432-0068
Fax 1-800-824-1182
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