Every Child Ready to Read: How to Train and Motivate Adults to Foster School Readiness

Are you tired of trying to convey early literacy practices to adults without getting results?  Are you uncertain about the best way to present workshop information?  This webinar is open to anyone trying to improve or supplement his or her skills in training adults in early literacy and school readiness.  The goal of the webinar is to explore how to partner with caring adults in a workshop setting to inspire children to learn and to demonstrate how to accelerate the learning process.  The webinar features easy-to-learn techniques that can be used in ECRR and other training programs.  In addition, there will be three learning activities, and three question and answer sessions.

Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to: 

  • Identify at least 2 methods to plan and prepare for a successful workshop
  • Identify at least 2 strategies to increase adult and children’s enthusiasm for learning and sense of discovery
  • Learn techniques and be able to increase the likelihood that parents and caregivers will apply what they learned in a workshop in their home or childcare setting  
  • Participate in three question and answer sessions on strategies, techniques, and methods to increase their effectiveness as early literacy trainers

Who Should Attend

Children's librarians and library paraprofessional and support staff in public and school libraries who work with young children. Children’s librarians and library staff who will be involved with planning, preparing and presenting workshops for adults on early literacy and school readiness.


Dorothy Stoltz coordinates outreach services and programming at Carroll County (MD) Public Library.  She spearheaded a successful Early Literacy Training research study which showed statistically significant increases in early literacy skills of children.  Dorothy serves on the ALSC/PLA Every Child Ready to Read Oversight Committee.  

Connie Wilson recently retired after 21 years in various librarian and supervisory positions at Carroll County Public Library.  She brings her social work experience, concern for children and certification as a trainer to her early literacy projects.  Connie was the lead trainer for the Early Literacy Training research study in Carroll County.    


How to Register

Registration is now open!  Visit the ALA Registration page to register online, or fill out the registration form and mail it in.  You can also register by calling ALA Member and Customer Service at 800-545-2433 ext. 5.  Webinar space is limited.  Archived version can not be purchased until all live sessions have taken place.

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.


Jenny Najduch
ALSC Program Officer
(800) 545-2433 ext. 4026