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Language Gap Study Bolsters a Push for PreK

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 9:58am 0 Comments

Did you catch the latest research on the language gap that emerges as early as 18 months between the children of wealthy professionals and those of less educated parents?

I found this point to be particularly useful to share with parents:

Mr. Dickinson said he feared that some preschool teachers or parents might extract the message about the importance of vocabulary and pervert it. “The worst thing that could come out of all this interest in vocabulary,” he said, “is flash…


Talking Points on Talking: the Power of Parent Talk in Early Childhood

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 3:04pm 0 Comments

You may be interested in this article on The Thirty Million Words Project which is studying the potential of using parent talk to close the school readiness divide.  Their name refers to the study from the 1990s documenting that a child born into poverty hears 30 million fewer words by age 3 than a child born to well-off parents, creating a gap in literacy preparation with implications for a lifetime.

Their curriculum for parents includes such strategies as reading to a child…


Science Meets Play TED Talk

Posted on February 11, 2013 at 11:22am 0 Comments

Science = play? Consider this TED talk on the importance of play in exploring science when you lead your next ECRR2 science workshop or STEAM activity:

Hot Off the Presses!

Posted on July 10, 2012 at 9:52am 0 Comments

Reading for Healthy Families posted their final evaluation report of a three year statewide early literacy project for Healthy Start/Healthy Families Oregon home visitors and Oregon children’s libraries, which used an adapted version of Every Child Read to Read @ your library to share information with families.  See more details and links on our …


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Recent Spam Messages

Posted by Daniel Bostrom on January 13, 2015 at 10:10am 0 Comments

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, Thank you to everyone who reported this.

ECRR Navajo and Spanish Fingerplay books

Posted by Flo. Trujillo on December 7, 2014 at 3:21pm 0 Comments

I would like to share our ECRR Navajo and Spanish fingerplay books - Flo Trujillo, Youth Services Coordinator, Farmington Public Library…


Summary of ECRR's ALA program on using apps and eBooks

Posted by Dorothy Stoltz on July 6, 2014 at 7:23am 0 Comments

Check out this summary of ECRR's ALA program, June 28, 2014, on using apps and eBooks in early literacy programs at 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 



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