Training Type: In Person
Total Hours: 6
Never Too Early: Early Literacy July 2, 2019
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 appreciating both spoken and written language. Early childhood professionals with families are key to creating meaningful opportunities for young children to develop early literacy skills and the love of reading and writing. This two–part workshop enables early educators to a) identify the components of quality children’s literature for ages birth to six; b) plan how to using 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 using the books, between sessions. At the workshop participants receive quality children’s books at no cost.