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.
Read this piece by Kyle Leslie, about libraries partnering with parents to support early learning.
Helpful Documents to Download
- Summary of Every Child Ready to Read® (Thoughts from Saroj from presenting trainings).
- Book Picture Walk and Shared Reading Bookmark
- Compare Dialogic Reading and Book Picture Walk
- Brochure with Dialogic Reading, Book Picture Walk, and Shared Reading
- Early Literacy Components Summary
- The Five Practices And The Early Literacy Components Support Each Other Word | pdf
- Picture Walk/Shared Reading Handout Word | pdf
- Brain Development Slides used in ECRR1 (can be added to ECRR2)
- Crosswalk ECRR2 and Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework Ages 3-5 (2010)
- Crosswalk ECRR2 and Early Head Start Programs (2007)
- ECRR2 and Early Learning Standards (North Carolina) Word | pdf
Fun with Science and Math Parent-Child Workshop Aids
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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.