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Grow a Reader: Early Literacy Day 2019

Saturday, August 10
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
1st floor, Council Chambers

Training for teachers, parents, and caregivers. Earn up to six hours CPE credit. No fee—no registration required. Attend one or all talks; bring a sweater!

Schedule of events:
9:00 - 10:20 am
Realistic Expectations: What to Expect When Working with Small Children
Stacy Benge, M.S.
Explore the different developmental stages of children birth to five across all the domains of development: physical, language, cognitive, and social/emotional. Discover useful strategies that will foster growth and meet children where they are.
1.5 hours CPE credit
10:30 - 11:50 am
Red Flags, Referrals and Creating a Support Team with Parents
Tasha Muhammad, IHM-E (II), LPC, RPT
Explore early childhood development red flags, how to find & refer children to intervention services, and how to talk to parents about their child’s development.            
1:00 - 2:20 pm
Sing Me A Story…Tell Me a Song
Dottie Zimmermann
Create a literature-rich environment using music and storytelling activities.
1.5 hours CPE credit
Link to Handout
2:30 - 4:00 pm
Literacy Development to Go
Dr. Elaine Zweig and Sharon Hirschy
Collin College Professors of Child Development & Education explore the basics of early literacy and help create make and take activities targeted to the developmental level of the children you teach.  
1.5 hours CPE credit