Early Childhood Education/Library Collaborations
I’m working on developing content for my webinar in January with Lisa Guernsey and Karen Nemeth through Early Childhood Investigations. My part of this presentation will be to present successful collaborations between libraries/librarians and early childhood educators (preschools, daycares, ECE training programs). Note that these programs do NOT have to be technology related; just a succesful and jazzy collaboration. Comment below or contact me to let me know what you’re doing, or if you know of others that are doing cool things. I’ll post everything on my ECE/Library Collaboration page so we can all benefit from hearing about the cool things that other libraries are doing.
Here’s the info about the webinar:
Using Libraries & Librarians for FREE Resources to Support Diversity in ECE programs – Found Treasure!
Date: January 16, 2013 2:00 PM Eastern Time
Do you find yourself searching for great resources to enrich your multicultural or multilingual program? It is a challenge for preschool administrators to find the right materials for the languages and cultures they serve. The solution may be more accessible and affordable than you think: Partner with your local library. There are so many ways this kind of partnership can help both parties because librarians need to connect with families in your community to provide appropriate activities for ALL of the parents and children. Librarians have the skills and special tools to help your staff discover and use materials and resources they might never have considered before.This just might be the perfect match!
This webinar will help you plan a set of action steps and resources you can use to build partnerships between your preschool programs and your community libraries so you and the teachers in your program can better meet the needs of young dual language learners and their families. Developing strong partnerships with libraries will enrich your program’s resources for all of the children without breaking the bank. These partnerships work because the key stakeholders have found ways to share expertise and resources to make maximum use of limited funding and to help each other close the gaps in services for this important and growing segment of our population.
All sessions are 1.5 hours long, and include a brief announcement from our sponsor.
2:oo PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time.