Devon Laudenslager is the Program Director of the Literacy in Early Learning Spaces project at The Free Library of Philadelphia. She leads the Free Library of Philadelphia’s work with child care programs, and manages the creation of professional development and family literacy activities for child care providers and teachers. She has previously worked in libraries and owned an early learning center.
Child Care is Everywhere: How Libraries Can Develop, Strengthen, and Support Child Care Part I: Introduction to Child Care & Bringing Literacy to Child Care (ALSC Webinar Archive)—INDIVIDUAL USER
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More than half of children under 5 years attend child care and high quality programs can have lasting positive effects, including improved cognitive and social abilities. Learn about several different library programs that develop and support high-quality child care, such as Growing Providers, BPL’s initiative to support community members in opening their own home-based child care centers, BPL’ss "Nanny and Me,” a certificate-bearing child/caregiver program in early literacy practices, NYPL’s targeted nanny family literacy workshops for caregivers to network and support each other while learning new skills, and the Free Library of Philadelphia’s “Literacy in Early Learning Spaces” program for family and licensed child care centers.
- Upon completion, participants will be able to identify the types of child care programs in their community with which they can develop partnerships.
- Upon completion, participants will be able to identify and analyze the needs of child care providers in their community and reflect on the best methods and programming to support the growth and development of child in their communities.
- Upon completion, participants will be able to implement child care provider development or support program that best fit their budget and community needs.
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