ERIC Number: EJ1058964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
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Libraries Emerging as Leaders in Parent Engagement
Celano, Donna C.; Neuman, Susan B.
Phi Delta Kappan, v96 n7 p30-35 Apr 2015
The Every Child Ready to Read program encourages parents to interact with their children using the five practices of early literacy: singing, talking, reading, writing, and playing. The program is reaching children in high-need communities who are likely to enter school less prepared their wealthier peers. Every Child Ready to Read has found that libraries hold a unique advantage in fostering parent education. Nearly every community has a library and their services are free. Finding partnership with other agencies has also helped expand their reach to parents and families who can most benefit from their services.
Descriptors: Libraries, Library Role, Public Libraries, Young Children, Reading Skills, Emergent Literacy, Beginning Reading, At Risk Persons, Disadvantaged Youth, School Readiness, Interdisciplinary Approach, Librarians, Low Income Groups, Reading Strategies
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