The Journey To Literacy Begins at Birth
Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM (EST)
The Journey to Literacy Begins at Birth
a Massachusetts Reach Out and Read Conference
for early childhood educators, family daycare providers, and parents
focusing on the building blocks of early literacy for children
Saturday December 1st
8:30 am-1:30 pm
Registration opens at 7:45 am
Crowne Plaza Pittsfield
One West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Marilyn Augustyn, MD, Chair of the Department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center
Jean Ciborowski Fahey, PhD, Early Literacy Research Specialist, Reach Out and Read
and special guest speaker
Megan Lambert, MA, Instructor at The Center for the Study of Children's Literature, Simmons College; Eric Carle Museum
Workshops provided by
Massachusetts Parent-Child Home Program
Five EEC Professional Development Hours Available
light breakfast and lunch included
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.
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