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Early Literacy Resources

National Early Learning Models

There are a ridiculous amount of early learning models and early literacy resources implemented not only in California, but nationwide. These models have been implemented in many libraries, and are great ways to get the ball rolling on campaigning for early literacy and learning amongst parents and caregivers.

Every Child Ready to Read Created by the Public Library Association (PLA), this program is based on the research of the National Reading Panel and the development of six pre-reading skills identified as a foundation for literacy.

Mother Goose on the Loose. This is an interactive lapsit and storytime model developed by Betsy Diamant-Cohen, children’s librarian at the Pratt Free Library, and is geared to parents with infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Sure They Are Ready to Read – Library S.T.A.R. Originally developed for San Diego County by Meg Schofield, Library S.T.A.R. is a training program for library staff who are creating and delivering early learning services for families with young children.

Touchpoints. T. Berry Brazelton M.D., pediatrician and author, pioneered the Touchpoints approach to understanding how infants and toddlers grow and develop.

The Hanen Centre Programs. The Hanen Centre programs provide parents and caregivers with knowledge and training to facilitate the development of language, social and literacy skills in infants, toddlers and young children.

P.A.R.E.N.T.S. is a curriculum designed by Jane Curtis, San Rafael Public Library, for Family Literacy programs in California.

Read to Me Program. Developed by Susan Straub, the program consists of two components, “Reading with Babies” and the “Read to Me” teen parent program.

Other models and early learning resources

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