Early Literacy

What is early literacy?
It is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write. Research shows that children get ready to read years before they start school.

Pre-literacy Skills: Practice these pre-literacy skills to prepare your child for reading and writing:

  • Oral Language: Foundation for all language (Talk)
  • Phonological Awareness: Hearing smaller sounds in words (Sing)
  • Print Awareness/Print Concepts: Knowing that print has meaning (Read)
  • Letter Knowledge: Exploring letters (Learning Shapes)
  • Vocabulary: Knowing words (Talk/Read)
  • Background Knowledge: Prior knowledge about the world (Play)
    • Conceptual Thinking 
    • Content Knowledge 
    • Book and Story Knowledge

For more information on early literacy, please visit the United for Libraries Early Literacy Page.

100_books_logo1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Prepare your child for school and lifelong learning by participating in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program. Pick up a log at the Children's Desk, print it from home or simply keep a list of the books you read together. Repeats count! You can use any way you want to keep track of the titles read including apps you may find in your app store. Any pre-school-age child who has not begun kindergarten may participate.

Come visit the Children's Desk after every 100 books for a sticker. At 500 and 1000 books, your child's name will be put up on the Storytime Room Wall! After 1000 books your child will receive a small prize while supplies last.

Read any book you want. Need inspiration? Try this list.

Ten Little Fingers
Do you know the Ten Read-Aloud Commandments?
Popular author Mem Fox does!

All it takes is 15 minutes a day! Check out readaloud.org.

Why read aloud?

Are you helping your little one get ready to read? 

zero to three Early Connections Last a Lifetime

Early Childhood Intervention helps families with children ages 0-3 in in Collin, Rockwall and Kaufman counties who have developmental delays. 
Lifepath Systems

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has positive parenting tips and developmental milestones on their website for infants through adolescents. 

CDCLearn the signs. Act early.

Early Literacy Stations
Does your child like to play with these computers at the library? Find more info about them here.


contact information

Wylie Municipal Complex 
300 Country Club Rd., Building 100 Wylie, TX 75098
Main #: 972-516-6000 
Monday – Friday; 8 am – 5 pm

Building Inspection2nd floor 
972-516-6420, permits@wylietexas.gov

City Manager, 1st floor 
972-516-6010, citymgr@wylietexas.gov

City Secretary1st floor 
972-516-6020, citysec@wylietexas.gov

Code Enforcement, 2nd floor 
972-516-6440, code@wylietexas.gov 

Communication/Marketing, 1st floor
972-516-6016, publicinfo@wylietexas.gov

Engineering, 2nd floor 
972-516-6400, cityeng@wylietexas.gov

Finance, 1st floor 
972-516-6120, finance@wylietexas.gov

Human Resources, 3rd floor 
972-516-6040, jobs@wylietexas.gov

Planning and Zoning, 2nd floor 
972-516-6320, planning@wylietexas.gov

Parks Administration, 3rd floor 
972-516-6340, parks@wylietexas.gov

Purchasing, 1st floor 
972-516-6040, purchasing@wylietexas.gov

Utility Billing
, 1st floor 
972-516-6100, utility@wylietexas.gov

Recreation Center
300 Country Club Rd., Building 200
972-516-6360, recreation@wylietexas.gov

Monday – Friday, 5:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, Noon – 8:00 pm

Rita and Truett Smith Public Library
300 Country Club Rd., Building 300
972-516-6250, libinfo@wylietexas.gov

Monday - Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm
Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, Closed

Public Safety Complex
2000 N. Hwy. 78
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

Municipal Court
972-442-8101, court@wylietexas.gov

Police Administration
972-442-8170, police@wylietexas.gov

Public Safety Communications
972-442-8171, wfdadmin@wylietexas.gov

Fire Administration
972-442-8110, wfdadmin@wylietexas.gov

Fire Stations
Station #1,
1400 S. Ballard Ave., 972-429-8071
Station #2, 555 Country Club Rd., 972-429-8072
Station #3, 210 W.A. Allen Blvd., 972-442-8073
Public Works  (Streets, Water and Wastewater)
949 Hensley Ln., Building 300
After-hours emergency? Contact Police Dispatch, 972-442-8171
Monday – Friday, 7 am – 4 pm

Parks Maintenance
949 Hensley Ln., Building 200
972-516-6340, parks@wylietexas.gov
Monday – Friday, 7 am – 4 pm

Animal Services
949 Hensley Ln., Building 100
972-442-5268, animalcontrol@wylietexas.gov
After-hours emergency? Contact Police Dispatch, 972-442-8171
Monday – Saturday, 8 am – 5 pm

Senior Recreation Center
800 Thomas St.
972-516-6349, recreation@wylietexas.gov
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm; Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm; Sunday, 1 – 5 pm

Economic Development Corporation
250 S. Hwy. 78
972-442-3367, info@wylieedc.com
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

Athletic Field Condition Hotline

Community Waste Disposal (Bulk Pickup/Trash) 

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