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Posted on: September 23, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Every Child Ready to Read

This fall, Eugene Public Library and Springfield Public Library will host “Every Child Ready to Read” trainings for adults who work with parents and caregivers of young children. Admission is free.

Childcare providers and preschool teachers can choose between two training dates: Saturday, October 11, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the Springfield Public Library, or Saturday, October 25, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Downtown Eugene Public Library.

A version of the training geared towards staff at organizations working with young children and families will be held on Wednesday, November 19, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Springfield Public Library.

In addition, the training for childcare providers and preschool teachers will be offered in Spanish on Saturday, December 6, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Downtown Eugene Public Library.

Early literacy, or "reading readiness," benefits individual children, families, communities, and society as a whole. The Every Child Ready To Read program uses simple, research-based practices that help parents and other caregivers develop early literacy skills in children from birth to age five. Each training will prepare participants to implement the Every Child Ready To Read program in their work setting.

The Every Child Ready To Read trainings are offered through a partnership of Lane Early Learning Alliance, United Way of Lane County, Eugene Public Library, and Springfield Public Library. Every Child Ready to Read is a project of two divisions of the American Library Association: the Association of Library Service to Children and the Public Library Association. Financial support for the Eugene/Springfield trainings is provided by an Early Literacy grant from the Oregon Department of Education through the Early Learning Division and Early Learning Council.

Certificates of attendance will be available at the trainings through Family Connections of Lane and Douglas County. For more information, contact Eugene Public Library: 541-682-8316.

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