The public library is in the perfect position as a community resource to help bridge the gap between preschool and kindergarten; however, starting from scratch can feel daunting. In this guide, Baker combines her background in early childhood education with her experience as a youth services programming specialist to present a school readiness program that can be tailored for any public library. Based on the successful framework of her tried and tested original program, this book offers everything that a public library needs in order to get started, including A six-week schedule of detailed lesson plans which combine the best practices of the Every Child Ready to Read(r) (ECRR) Second Edition (talking, singing, reading, writing, playing) with nationally identified school readiness skills A six-month family calendar with activities to help parents engage their children in activities that foster early literacy and school readiness skills at home Tips for maintaining a collaborative relationship with early childhood stakeholders and policymakers to help maintain a program that fits the school readiness needs of the local community Specific examples of successful school readiness programs and partnerships from public library systems across the country Baker's guide will help public libraries ensure that young children are ready for school from day one.
Counting down to Kindergarten
American Library Association
A Complete Guide to Creating a School Readiness Program for Your Community
Education & Reference