[Libs-Or] FREE Early Literacy Opportunity
joanncontini at comcast.net
Tue Nov 25 11:31:18 PST 2008
Attention: Grant, Harney, Morrow, and Umatilla Counties
The Oregon Commission on Children and Families and the Oregon State Library
are excited to announce Reading for Healthy Families (RFHF) Oregon: Building
Communities of Learning, an early literacy and community engagement effort.
You have the opportunity to be one of the children's library staff selected
in Grant, Harney, Morrow, and Umatilla Counties to receive training and
Children's library staff will attend two separate two-day RFHF training
sessions and receive training in the evidence-based Every Child Ready to
Read @ your libraryR, outreach to high-risk families, and special topics
such as working with English language learners, conducting early literacy
story times, and working with people with special needs. You will receive
Early Literacy Resource kits full of wonderful materials. The first two- day
training will be scheduled, in one of the four counties, during the week of
January 5-9, 2009.
After the training, each participating children's library staff will have
the knowledge, skills, and materials to provide early literacy education,
support, and resources to at least 15 families over the course of a year.
Your library will be able to report this on their Public Library Statistics
as "early literacy training", one of the three library youth services best
practices identified by the Statewide Early Literacy Initiative.
RFHF will foster partnerships between your library and Healthy Start
programs in your county which will help children's library staff develop or
expand library outreach services to high-risk families in your community.
To download a copy of the Participant Application, and to learn more about
the many benefits RFHF can bring to you and to the families in your
community, GO TO the RFHF website
Application" and "RFHF Description"
You must submit an application before Monday, December 8, 2008 to be
considered as there may be limited training spaces available. If you cannot
meet the deadline, please let me know.
If you have any questions please contact: Joann Contini, RFHF Project
Coordinator at 503-761-2506 or <mailto:joanncontini at comcast.net>
joanncontini at comcast.net.
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