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Every Child Ready to Read—New conversations on research, relationships and partnerships (Archived Webcast)—INDIVIDUAL USER
Elaine Meyers
Item Number: 060314
Publisher: ALSC & PLA
Price: $25.00
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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.
Learning Outcomes

Learners will: 
  • Be informed of constrained and unconstrained skill sets 
  • Be shown how to use ECRR materials to have conversations with a variety of groups 
  • Receive information on past partnerships and discuss suggestions for working with new and old partners

About the Authors

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.

Every Child Ready to Read, Second Edition materials are based on research from the PLA/ALSC Early Literacy Initiative, a project of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA) divisions of the American Library Association.

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