Training Type: In Person
Total Hours: 6
Early Literacy and Dialogic Reading September 12, 2018
Literacy learning begins at birth and is a cornerstone for later academic achievement and lifelong opportunities. Early literacy includes all activities involved in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and oral. Early childhood professionals with families are key to creating meaningful opportunities for young children to develop early literacy skills, the love of reading and writing, the participation in meaningful conversations, and the strengthening of relationships with the adults in their lives. This two-part workshop enables early educators to identify the components of quality children's literature for ages birth to six; b) plan how to use children's books to both launch and enhance all areas of the curriculum; and c) practice reading and using quality literature to help children develop and express their early literacy skills. Participants attend two, 2-hour sessions a week or more apart, and practice their new knowledge and skills using the books between sessions. At the workshops, participants receive quality children's books at no cost.