Groundwork Ohio presents Laying the Groundwork: Early Childhood Awareness and Education Summit, Wednesday, May 8 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Athletic Club of Columbus. Early childhood stakeholders from across the state of Ohio will convene in Columbus to bring awareness to the importance of investments in early childhood education and to communicate this information to legislators. Registration is free but space is limited. Register today: www.groundworkohio.org/summit
Ohio Ready to Read presents its FREE hands-on early literacy training workshop! Open to all Ohio public library workers, the next Early Literacy 101 workshop is scheduled for Thursday, May 16 at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library (NE Ohio).
Register here: mms.neo-rls.org/Calendar/moreinfo.php?eventid=51149.
The State Library of Ohio and the Choose to Read Ohio Advisory Council are pleased to announce that The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael López, has been selected as the fourth annual Choose to Read Ohio (CTRO) “Floyd’s Pick” title, in memory of children’s literature expert, advocate, and librarian Floyd Dickman.
Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR), a national parent/caregiver outreach initiative, empowers public library workers to share early literacy knowledge with the caring adults in young children's lives. It was first rolled out in 2004, and is very familiar to children's services specialists. But what if you're a new children's librarian or specialist and you're hearing about ECRR for the first time? You've come to the right place! Check out our overview of ECRR and its Five Practices and Six Skills to get acquainted with the basics, them follow the links to learn more!