Every Child Ready to Read—New conversations on research, relationships and partnerships
Every Child Ready to Read ® @ your library® (ECRR) continues a commitment to research and introduces a powerful concept of constrained and unconstrained skill sets to our conversations with parents and caregivers. The 2nd edition utilizes natural language and a flexible format to encourage a more interactive way for library staff to work with caregivers and to create new ways for parents to interact with their children. Community and staff partnerships are a staple of ECRR, and in our 90 minute webinar we will discuss research, new ways to relate to our customers, partners and community members using the new tools provided by ECRR.
ECRR is a parent education initiative by the Public Library Association (PLA) and the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). It stresses early literacy begins with the primary adults in a child's life. The ECRR toolkit empowers public libraries to assume an essential role in supporting early literacy within a community. For more information about ECRR please visit the Every Child Ready to Read website.
- Learners will be informed of constrained and unconstrained skill sets
- Learners will be shown how to use ECRR materials to have conversations with a variety of groups
- Learners will receive information on past partnerships and discuss suggestions for working with new and old partners
- Learners will participate in three question and answer sessions on research, interactive strategies and partnerships
Who Should Attend
Children's librarians and library paraprofessional and support staff in public and school libraries who work with young children. Library administrators, community early literacy partners, and other stakeholders in early literacy success would find the content of value in planning and advocating new roles for their library.
Course Level & Prerequisites
This webinar is open to library staff of all experience levels; no prerequisites are required. The webinar would be especially helpful to those who have purchased the ECRR materials and have attended other introductory trainings.
Elaine Meyers is a public library consultant in King Ferry, New York. She served on the Every Child Ready to Read Task Force and as a consultant for the second edition. Her areas of expertise are youth services planning, evaluation and staff training.
Date(s) & Time(s)
This 90 minute webinar has already taken place, but a recorded version is available for purchase.
Credits &/or CEUs Heading
College credit nor CEU's are available at this time. An electronic certificate of completion can be sent to participants upon request.
Recorded webinar: $25 for individuals; $195 for groups (all group members must be from the same institution)
*Groups are defined as any number of people watching the webinar.