When: Tuesday April 3, 2012 – 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Where: Location: Harvard Public Library, 4 Pond Road, Harvard, MA 01451
A new updated and expanded 2nd edition of the Every Child Ready to Read toolkit has now being released by the American Library Association. The complete kit contains new workshops and a CD with each presentation in PowerPoint, also ideas for training of staff, library outreach, and ways to promote and market the library’s program.
Though the materials are easily understood and may be used without the need of additional training, this workshop will help highlight changes from the previous project and ways the new materials can best be used. Also, additional information will be provided on topics such as: the latest news in brain research; developmental stages of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers and implications for sharing and choosing books; incorporating early literacy skills into programming; inexpensive ways to include early literacy experiences at your library; ideas for successful outreach; and ways to collaborate with early childhood educators including ideas for ECE workshops.
Presented by Sue McCleaf Nespeca, formerly one of the six national trainers for the Every Child Ready to Read Project, who has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education in addition to her M.L.S.