ERIC Number: ED411510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Read with Me: A Guide for Student Volunteers Starting Early Childhood Literacy Programs.
Based on the experiences of the Harvard Emerging Literacy Project (HELP), this booklet helps interested college students to start early childhood literacy programs. After a foreword by Education Secretary Richard W. Riley and a preface, the booklet discusses HELP and provides guidelines for starting such a project, including basic principles, taking advantage of the school's resources, training, recruiting volunteers, working with--not simply for--communities, keeping the dialogue going, and establishing a firm base from which to grow. The booklet then presents a summary of recent brain research, and discussions of the role families and communities play, children in poverty, and why young children need help. The booklet next discusses the Head Start program, the Even Start program, and the America Reads Challenge. A checklist and descriptions of 27 literacy groups, college-based programs, early childhood literacy materials, and Internet resources are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Brain, College Students, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Higher Education, Learning Processes, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Improvement, Volunteers
National Institute on Early Childhood Development and Education, U.S. Department of Education, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20208; phone: 1-202-219-1935.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Early Childhood Development and Education (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Note: Foreword by Richard W. Riley.