Interactive Discussion for Libraries and Museums on Supporting Early Learning & Development

28 Dec 2012 9:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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The Role of Libraries and Museums in Early Learning

What: Interactive Discussion for Service Organizations Only

Topic: Libraries, Museums, and Early Learning:
How Libraries and Museums are Supporting Young Children’s Learning and Development

When: January 16, 2013, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST

Format: Webinar (call-in details to follow in early 2013)

IMLS and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading have joined forces to elevate the role that museums and libraries can and do play in supporting early learning and development. We want to hear from you as we develop a national report and dissemination strategy to help position museums and libraries as key contributors to a broad-based, multi-sector system of early learning services and supports. The goal is to assure that libraries and museums have a more prominent place at the policy- and decision-making table.

Libraries and museums have a long, successful history of serving young children and their families. They are trusted and accessible institutions in the communityundefinedand are often one of the only sources of services and programs for children and families with the greatest needs. Yet their contributions are often disconnected from state and community strategies to improve children’s school readiness and performance.

The report, which will be released in 2013, will serve as a catalyst for states and communities to consider the vital role that libraries and museums play when building comprehensive early learning systems.

Please join us to learn more about these efforts and contribute to the discussion with IMLS and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading project staff.

Elements of the webinar:

  • •· A brief overview of the history and goals of the IMLS/Campaign partnership and a description of the planned national report.
  • •· A discussion to gather feedback from service organizations for developing and disseminating the report.

Please save the dateundefineda link to the webinar and call-in details will follow early in the new year.

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