This event has ended

The Journey to Literacy Begins at Birth

MASSACHUSETTS REACH OUT AND READ, WHEELOCK COLLEGE, AND THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF EARLY EDUCATION AND CARE

Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM (EST)

The Journey to Literacy Begins at Birth

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Regular Registration
Registration for the Journey to Literacy is now closed but spaces are available. If you wish to register please contact Alison Corning Clarke at 617 455 0635 or alison.clarke@reachoutandread.org.
Ended $30.00 $0.00

Who's Going

Loading your connections...

Share The Journey to Literacy Begins at Birth

Event Details

The Journey to Literacy Begins at Birth

Massachusetts Reach Out and Read Conference

for early childhood educators, family childcare providers, and parents

focusing on the building blocks of early literacy for children 

co-sponsored by the Greater New Bedford Early Literacy Consortium with the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care

 

Saturday November 16th

8:30 am-2:00 pm

Registration opens at 7:45 am

Waypoint Event Center

185 MacArthur Drive

New Bedford, MA 02740

with 

Marilyn Augustyn, MD, Chair of the Department of Developmental
and Behavioral Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center

Jean Ciborowski Fahey, PhD, Education Director, South Shore Hospital Reading Partnership

Liz Buchanan, MEd, MFA, Music and Literacy Specialist and Parents' Choice Award Winner

Conference Includes

  • Videotaped conversations with parents about their child’s literacy development, starting at six months
  • Guidelines for choosing books for children of different ages
  • Outline of the essential elements (building blocks) of early literacy and how they can be incorporated into the daily routines of infants and preschoolers
  • Handouts including Reach Out and Read’s updated Developmental Milestones of Early Literacy; an early literacy DVD for use with parents or staff
  • Workshop on using music to develop early literacy skills

  EEC Professional Development Hours Available 

Light Breakfast and Lunch Included


When

Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM (EST)


  Add to my calendar

Organizer

MASSACHUSETTS REACH OUT AND READ, WHEELOCK COLLEGE, AND THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF EARLY EDUCATION AND CARE

Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud.

The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care knows that children's earliest experiences are especially important because building the human brain begins even before birth; a strong foundation in early years greatly increases the chance of positive outcomes.  

   Wheelock College is a private college with a public mission. Since 1888, Wheelock College has been providing a transformational education to students passionate about making the world a better place—especially for children and families.

  Contact the Organizer

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.