Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Spaces & Behavior Management

Hear from an expert on sensory experiences, behavior management and programming environment set up about ways to improve your room setups to create a more welcoming, engaging, and inclusive environment, and how to relate to either one over-excited or upset child or a room full of them -- without completely interrupting your regularly scheduled programming. 

Learning Outcomes

By attending this webinar, participants will:

  • Learn to look at your existing spaces in a new way,  to set up storytime and programming spaces to create welcoming and engaging environments for all participants -- grownups and their children -- with no money required. 
  • Learn how to respond to children’s behavior individually, even in a group setting, through the use of sensory materials. 
  • Learn how to use songs, books, activities and your body to change the mood of your program, and regulate the different behaviors you encounter in your programming. 

Who Should Attend

The primary audience will be children’s librarians and library staff in public libraries who are serving youth ages 0-6. We believe that anyone interested in working with young children, will find this webinar series beneficial. Practitioners will be able to learn new information and build upon what they already know. In addition, youth services managers, branch managers, and library directors who supervise librarians working with ages 0-5 will find this webinar valuable. 


Kristen Rocha Aldrich, Manager, Early Childhood Education, New York Public Library
Tommaso Lana, Education Consultant
Tori Ogawa, Youth Services Librarian at Kitsap Regional Library



ALSC offers this archived webinar to all ALSC members free of charge. Non-members can purchase the webinar archive for $25 per individual, or $195 for groups.

Become an ALSC member and save on the price of the webinar.

How to Register

If you are an ALSC member you will need your ALA login information to access the archived webinar; if you click on this link and receive a page error message, please ignore it and proceed to the login link in the top right corner of the page. If you are an ALSC member and you are having problems logging into the ALSC website please contact Sarah Polen.

Please note: As ALA transitions to a new, centralized eLearning site, this on-demand webinar is temporarily unavailable for one-click purchase via the ALA Store. If you'd like to purchase this on-demand webinar, please contact Sarah Polen.

Tech Requirements

computer, internet access


Sarah Polen
ALSC Program Officer for Continuing Education
(800) 545-2433 ext. 4026