The Early Literacy in Action workshop is facilitated by trained library staff, and teaches those working with young children how to incorporate early literacy skills into their classroom routines and curriculum. Attendees receive a literacy kit containing books and materials to take back to their classroom.
This workshop is approved through the Idaho State Training and Registry (IdahoSTARS), and each attendee may receive three IdahoSTARS credits at no cost.
Applications from public libraries interested in hosting a workshop are accepted until February 15 of each state fiscal year and will be granted as funding allows on a first-come, first-served basis.
The program has the following goals:
- Children hear at least one story a day in child care/school and at least one at home.
- Children have adequate access to developmentally-appropriate print materials in child care/classroom settings.
- Child care providers/teachers are trained to promote early language and literacy.
- Child care providers/teachers utilize their local library’s in-house and outreach resources and programs.