The Journey to Literacy Begins At Birth

Our friends at Reach Out and Read are hosting a conference on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016, focusing on the building blocks of early literacy and the museums and libraries that enhance it. We’re excited that our Springfield Program Manager, Francia Wisnewski, will be presenting, and invite you to join us!

and Leads to Museums and Libraries

A Massachusetts Reach Out and Read Conference for early childhood educators, family childcare providers, parents and others, focusing on the building blocks of early literacy and the museums and libraries that enhance it.

Co-sponsored by:
The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care

In collaboration with:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
The Dr. Seuss Museum at Springfield Museums
DEEC Early Childhood Resource Center
Raising A Reader MA

Speakers include:
Marilyn Augustyn, MD
Chair of the Department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center
Jean Ciborowski-Fahey, PhD
Director, South Shore Hospital Reading Partnership

The conference includes:

  • Presentation of Reach Out and Read medical provider training, including videotaped conversations with parents about their child’s literacy development, starting at six months
  • Guidelines for choosing books for children of different ages
  • Outline of the essential elements (building blocks) of early literacy and how they can be incorporated into the daily routines of infants and preschoolers
  • A resource flash drive; Reach Out and Read’s updated Developmental Milestones of Early Literacy, Starting in Infancy

EEC Professional Development Hours Available
Light Breakfast and Lunch Included

Click here for more information and to register!

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