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Grow a Reader: Early Literacy Day 2017

Saturday, August 12
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
1st floor, Council Chambers
Earn up to 6 hours in CPE credit
Free - No registration required

Join us for a full day of workshops and presentations for parents, caregivers, and teachers of young children. This event is free and no registration is required. Earn up to 6 hours of CPE credit. Talks include:


Resources and Literacy Connections for Young Children with Special Needs
Presented by Colleen Kugler, Frisco ISD Parent Trainer
9:00 am, 1 hour CPE credit


What Kids REALLY Need to Know Before Kindergarten!
Presented by Vanessa Levin, author and founder of
10:00am, 1.5 hours CPE credit
Ready for Kindergarten handout


Sensory Panel Discussion
A panel of local librarians will discuss sensory activities and resources for young children
Presented by Claudia Wayland (Allen Public Library), Lara Barrett (Plano Public Library System), Stacey Irish-Keffer (Denton Public Library), and Yvette Mendez (Frisco Public Library)
1:00 pm, 1 hour CPE credit
Allen Library: How to start Sensory Play Day at your library
Denton Library: Sensory Enhanced Story Time
Plano Library: Sensory Storytime Tips


Creating a School Family Using Conscious Discipline
A refresher on Conscious Discipline basics and how it can help you transform your school into a family
Presented by Tammie Williams, founder and owner of Apple Creek Private Preschool in Frisco and Kindergarten Prep in Allen
2:00pm, 1.5 hours CPE credit
Building a School Family Using Conscious Discipline
Conscious Discipline Video List
Conscious Discipline Vocabulary List


Linking Literacy to Science
Learn how to use bellowed children’s picture books to teach science concepts
Presented by Stephanie Wells, executive director of Cambridge Academy Preschools and president of Collin County Association for the Education of Young Children
4:00 pm, 1 hour CPE credit
Linking Literacy to Science Book Lists