Our offerings help researchers, practitioners and families enhance their skills to support young children
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6-8:30pm
Sit Together & Read (STAR) – $30
STAR is a set of interactive and innovative read aloud practices designed for educators. Learn step by step strategies to encourage and strengthen young children’s knowledge and awareness of print using STAR and tools to support the use of STAR in the preschool classroom. Register.
Monday, Oct. 29, 12:30-3pm
Literacy for Librarians – $30
Library staff play a crucial role in promoting literacy among children, adolescents, and adults. A particularly important role is supporting young children’s development of early literacy skills, which are precursors to skilled reading. In this workshop facilitated by Dr. Laura Justice (Executive Director, Schoenbaum Family Center and Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy), we balance theory and practice by exploring (1) prevalent models of reading development, (2) major milestones in the development of reading skill from infancy to the early elementary grades, and (3) evidence-based strategies for supporting early-literacy development in young children. Register.
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6-8:30pm
The Language of Art – $30
The atelier plays an important role in the schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. This workshop will discuss the importance of offering process art experiences to support children’s creativity and inquiry-based learning. Learn how to embrace the hundred languages of children by offering materials and art experiences that allow for investigation and unique explorations. Registration to come.
FREE FAMILY BROWN BAGS
October 19, 2018 12:30-1:30 pm
Potty Training Your Child
Learn tips and strategies to help make the toilet training process easier and successful for both you and your child. Families will learn indicators of readiness, developmentally appropriate potty training strategies, tips for daytime and nighttime dryness, and overall tips for success. Registration to come.