Early Childhood Literacy

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Helping to make Iowa's children ready for a lifetime of reading an learning;
an initiative of Iowa's Library Service Areas.

Overview

Build Awareness
Materials for parents, caregivers, and community members to make them more aware of the critical importance of early literacy.    Bookmarks, posters, table tents, video clips, etc.

Story Kits
Kits for library story times, kits to loan to families and day care providers.  Storytime plans and promotional materials are also linked from this page. 

Skill-Building Activities
Add some of these activities to your storytimes to build the 6 early literacy skills! New Activity Pages added 4/26/2011!

Activities
Fairs, conferences, and other activities for kids, families, caregivers and librarians

Partners
Agencies and groups who are also working to develop early childhood literacy: partners for libraries

Other Resources
Links to other agencies and resources.  (New links added 2/24/2011.)

Grants and Funding
Possible funding and grant opportunities for Early Childhood Literacy, including purchasing of books.

Daycare Providers
For libraries to share with local daycare providers: materials  designed to teach caregivers about the importance of early childhood literacy and to give them ideas for building literacy skills with the children in their care.  New issue of the "Kids Ready To Read" newsletter added 4/28/2011!

A project of Iowa's Library Service Areas