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Counting down to kindergarten : a complete guide to creating a school readiness program for your community / R. Lynn Baker.

Baker, R. Lynn. (Author).
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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch PT 027.62 BAK (Text) 34207002084748 Parent-Teaching Non-Fiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780838913338 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xiv, 129 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The basics of early childhood development -- Introduction to early literacy : public libraries as key early literacy experts -- School readiness -- Public libraries bridging the gap -- Developing your own readiness program -- Adult-child program lesson plans -- How the readiness calendar was developed and how to develop your own -- Examples of public library school readiness programs -- Planning a fall session for adults.
Summary, etc.:
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. Publisher's marketing.
Subject: Libraries and preschool children > United States.
Children's libraries > Activity programs > United States.
Readiness for school > United States.

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