[kids-lib] QUESTION: ECRR Toolkit

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Thu Nov 8 16:31:27 PST 2012

The Oregon State Library has 2 copies of the ECRR 2nd Ed kit that you can check out to see if it will work for you and your library before making the investment. You can check it out via your library's ILL process. Here is the link to it in our catalog so you have the right information for the ILL request: http://catalog.willamette.edu/search~S2?/tevery+child+ready+to+read/tevery+child+ready+to+read/1%2C5%2C6%2CB/frameset&FF=tevery+child+ready+to+read+@+your+library&1%2C1%2C

The 2nd Ed kit was designed to be a turn-key curriculum, meaning that no training should be required for anyone to implement it. I'm sure training helps, especially when it comes to answering participants questions, but it shouldn't be necessary. If you are interested, I'd be happy to talk with you more about training options and opportunities--just let me know!


Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528
From: kids-lib-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us [kids-lib-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] on behalf of Currier Barbara [b_a_currier at yahoo.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2012 3:35 PM
To: kids-lib at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Subject: [kids-lib] QUESTION: ECRR Toolkit

Good Day, Good People!

I would like an opinion, please, of this set of materials from ALA. It looks very interesting, complete and helpful, but if it requires a degree in early childhood development and decades of experience teaching preschool children to implement, it probably isn't for me and not a good use of $200 of our 2013 Ready to Read Grant. I will be Children's Librarian here in Albany in April. I do have 20 years experience teaching in the public schools: math, science, computer literacy, higher order thinking skills (H.O.T.S.), and information literacy, and was a teacher-to-teacher technology mentor. So, basically, I am capable of leading or facilitating workshops in general. Is that enough of a foundation to make this a good investment for our Children's Department? I hope to be able to partner with local parenting education and childcare faculty and staff and use this as a core upon which to build workshops for our staff and for parents, at the least. I could present the included material and they could bolster it with practical experience and advice. Or, that was my initial inspiration upon finding this toolkit.

Have any of you worked with the _Every Child Ready to Read® (ECRR) Second Edition Toolkit_?

Thank you for your attention,
Barbara Currier
Library Assistant, Children's Department
Albany Public Library
2450 14th Ave. SE
Albany, OR 97322
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