Half Day Preconference

Put It into Practice: Implement Every Child Ready to Read @ your library

HALF DAY; Tuesday, March 11, 9:00 AM–12:30 PM

Sponsored by the Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) joint committee

Join us for a full demonstration of an ECRR 2.0 workshop with hands-on activities. A panel of children’s librarians and early literacy experts will share tips, along with their experiences and insights into using ECRR 2.0 in a variety of settings. Special topics will include foundational early literacy skills; community partnerships; informal ECRR presentations; using volunteers for ECRR outreach to low-income neighborhoods; training caregivers and parents; and seizing the opportunity to be a positive partner with families around the topic of media and young children.

Presenters: Betsy Brainerd, Araphaoe (Colo.) Library District; Cen Campbell, LittleeLit.com, Mountain View, Calif.; Cindy Christin, Bozeman (Mont.) Public Library; Judy Nelson, Pierce County (Wash.) Library System; Wendy Resnik, Phoenix (Ariz.) Public Library; Mary Seratt, Memphis (Tenn.) Public Library; Dorothy Stoltz, Carroll County (Md.) Public Library

Target Audience: Any staff specializing in children’s services and early learning

At the end of this preconference participants will:

  • Know at least three effective ways to implement ECRR;
  • Identify at least five activities that parents can learn in a workshop to apply right away with their children; and
  • Have several easy yet innovative methods for transforming library space into a dynamic place for children to play and learn.

Cost: $125 PLA/ILF Members, $180 ALA Members, $235 Nonmembers
Pair this preconference with Discover New Ideas about Early Learning Environments and save with a full day program rate! $195 PLA/ILF Members, $250 ALA Members, $305 Nonmembers