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PLA Facebook Forum: Have Kit, Will Implement – Every Child Ready to Read 2nd Edition

When: TODAY -Tuesday,August 28 – 1:00-2:00 p.m. Central


When: 1-2 p.m. Central Time

Guest: Saroj Ghoting, early literacy consultant

If you haven’t used Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) yet and need a nudge—join us for…


Added by Kathleen M Hughes on August 28, 2012 at 10:21am — No Comments

YOU Make the Difference

Sharing early literacy skills while reading a picture book out loud can be much more meaningful and gratifying if the reader participates in the experience--not just reading the words but reading the meaning.

For example: "Little bird thought and thought and thought about what to do." or "Little bird thought (spoken softly then a pause) and thought (spoken a little louder then a pause) and thought (spoken forcefully and then pause) about!"

I'm always…


Added by Nancy R Wood on August 25, 2012 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Spam Messages

Hi all,

Some of you alerted me today that there was some spam messages going out to Ning members. I've deleted/banned the two users who were obviously spammers, so hopefully that takes care of it. If you see any unusual activity, please let me know. I'll keep an eye on the Ning over the weekend.


Added by Daniel Bostrom on July 20, 2012 at 3:51pm — 3 Comments

Hot Off the Presses!

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 …


Added by Sarah Hinkle on July 10, 2012 at 9:52am — No Comments

Early Literacy Tips for Early Literacy Enhanced Storytimes--Video Clips

Now posted on youtube are several video clips on early literacy asides for parents you can use in storytimes. They are produced by the Library of Virginia. Saroj Ghoting is the presenter and made the video clips for her online training on early literacy enhanced storytimes.…


Added by Saroj Ghoting on June 24, 2012 at 1:07am — No Comments

ECRR2 Placards

So that our children's librarians can present the ECRR2 workshop when no laptops or projectors are available (which is much of the time), we created a set of placards for each branch.  Each placard is laminated 11" x 17" card stock, with an ECRR2 slide on one side and the talking points on the other.  

They are held together with binder rings.  Librarians who are familiar with the workshop just keep the placards on the rings and flip them to show the parents the placards.  Those who…


Added by Eva Mitnick on June 14, 2012 at 6:15pm — No Comments

ECRR Joint Committee report for Annual, 2012

Here is the report of activities  from the Joint committee overseeing  Every Child Ready to Read 2 to the two Boards: ALSC and PLA.


Added by Judy Nelson on May 30, 2012 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Every Child Ready to Read - New Conversations on Research, Relationships and Partnerships

Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library continues a commitment to research and introduces a powerful concept of constrained and unconstrained skill sets to our conversations with parents and caregivers.  In this 90 minute webinar  research, new ways to relate to our customers, partners, and community members using the new tools provided by ECRR are discussed.  This is an archived webinar.  The webinar can be found …


Added by Judy Nelson on May 25, 2012 at 5:44pm — No Comments

Tracking Children's Early Literacy Skills: Options for Libraries

This program was delivered at PLA 2012.

Training home child care providers to foster early literacy skills can powerfully impact the school readiness of three and four-year olds.  Carroll County (MD.) Public Library's ground breaking scientifically based study used the High/Scope Early Literacy Skills Assessment tool to track the children's progress.  This program shared information about formal and informal tools to gather information from providers and parents that can be useful to…


Added by Judy Nelson on May 25, 2012 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Early Literacy and Learning Spaces: an ECRR Workshop

This program discussed how the physical space and environment in youth areas affects children's early literacy and learning experiences.  A panel of librarians shared ideas on how they applied the design principles to their facilities.

Handouts are available from the PLA 2012 Conference


Added by Judy Nelson on May 25, 2012 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Every Child Ready to Read in Action

This was a program at PLA 2012 presenting information on the "Fun with Science and Math for Parents and Children" workshop from the Every Child Ready to Read @ your library 2nd edition.

 A panel of librarians shared their experiences in using the updated ECRR toolkit.

Handouts from the program are available on the PLA 2012 conference page.


Added by Judy Nelson on May 25, 2012 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Tips and Resources for implementing second edition of ECRR

Here is a link to some handouts and aids that might help you as you implement ECRR1

Saroj Ghoting
Early Childhood Literacy Consultant

Added by Saroj Ghoting on May 8, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments

Early Literacy projects on IMLS website

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is currently featuring on its website 2 early literacy projects in Alaska and Kansas. See:

Added by Terrie Weckerle on March 29, 2012 at 2:43pm — No Comments

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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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