Hi Laura, welcome! I'm glad you're checking out the Ning site. You're very correct in your assessment. It's kind of like we can build our own social network, centered around this one topic (ECRR). I'm very much still learning myself. I think we've all got a lot of exploring to do!
It's come to my attention that some of you have received spam messages via the ECRR Ning Network. I've suspended the individual connected to the messages and I'll be monitoring the network for any continued suspicious activity. If you have a message that looks like spam, please do not open it! If you see something like this, please let me know: Dan Bostrom, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to everyone who reported this.
Check out this summary of ECRR's ALA program, June 28, 2014, on using apps and eBooks in early literacy programs at littleelit.com. Thank you Cen Campbell, Chip Donohue, Carisa Kluver, Naomi Smith, Besty Diamant-Cohen, and Tess Prendergast for the outstanding discussion and the wonderful resources! ECRR ALA program summary at littleelit.com