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The UIC Center For Literacy produces and distributes publications that support access to research on a variety of literacy issues. In this section, you can find references to scholarly works, full-length policy analyses, and selections of our early childhood newsletter for Chicago Early Learning families, Parental News.

We hope that these professional contributions will augment further scholarly development as well as improve community understanding of important developments in the field of literacy research.

Publication Category :

  • Early Childhood Literacy
  • English Learners and Literacy
  • Literacy Teaching and Research
  • Other Literacy Related Issues

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At the CFL, we partner with dozens of organizations creating high-quality community resources. Below you can find a small, rotating, collection of these resources alongside a brief description of the organization. If you have a resource that you’d like to see listed on this page, please send an email to with the subject “Website Resource”.


Kids had longer screen time and now, more than ever, are more exposed to the internet and other digital media. This has created an opportunity for advertisers to make business and create advertisements intended for children. Parents are aware that these ads are lurking everywhere – on TV and YouTube, in unboxing videos, and even inside their kids’ favorite games and educational apps. Sadly, kids are more likely than adults to be swayed by these ads.

This guide intends to help parents and caregivers teach their kids to carefully analyze the ads they come across online. This guide also contains tips on encouraging the digital literacy of young kids as well as limiting their exposure to misleading ads.