EVERY CHILD READY TO READ: OVERVIEW
The Public Library Association (PLA) and Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)'s initiative to focus on educating parents and caregivers of children newborn to age five on early literacy so that they can help their children enter school ready to learn to read. If the primary adults in a child's life can learn more about the importance of early literacy and how to nurture pre-reading skills at home, the effect of library efforts can be multiplied many times.
Teaching parents and other caregivers how to support the early literacy development of their children is the basis of Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library®. When the first edition of ECRR was introduced in 2004, the focus on educating parents and caregivers was a significantly different approach for many libraries; one that certainly has proven its value.
The updated and expanded second edition of Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library®provides a new curriculum and materials to continue the effort, supporting parents and caregivers with the early literacy development of their children birth to age five.
IMLS Project Snapshot Every Child Ready to Read Depends on Libraries Preparing Parents for Lifelong Involvement in Literacy March 30, 2017
Helpful Items for ECRR2 Implementation
Public Libraries harness the Power of Play by Donna Celano et al. Young Children July 2018
Early Literacy Components Summary Parent Handout Can be used with item STAR activity below
Brain Development Slides used in ECRR1 (can be added to ECRR2)
Fun with Science and Math Parent-Child Workshop Aids
EVERY CHILD READY TO READ I
Workshop scripts in English
The Every Child Ready to Read @ your library (first edition 2004) initiative was developed by the Public Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association. One aspect of the initiative is to offer these scripts for workshops for parents and caregivers of children newborn to age five on early literacy. The scripts were developed by researchers funded through the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health. This information is the basis for the applications on this website. These scripts are based on the first edition of Every Child Ready to Read @ your library.
EVERY CHILD READY TO READ I: IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES
English is included with each of the languages.