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Denver Public Library: Every Child Ready to Read

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This workshop explores the important role of parents as their child’s first teacher and provides an overview of five familiar, everyday practices (talking, reading, singing, writing and playing) that teachers, parents and other caregivers can use to support early literacy skill development. Using the latest research on brain development, participants will walk through ideas to expose children to multiple activities that support brain development and learning.

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Webinar and Face to Face options. Please see information below for events and how to register.

Target Audience
Early childhood educators, directors, administrators, family childcare providers, infant-toddler staff, trainers, coaches, caregivers, and any professional involved in work with children ages 0 - 5

This is an introductory course. No previous skills or knowledge is required.

This training is offered free of charge.
  • Participants will use the presented material and resources to list three or more ways they can implement protective factors to support brain development and learning in their current childcare setting or home.
  • Attendees will describe at least two ways the hormones serotonin and cortisol affect learning and will identify several ways to accommodate best practices that help with routines both at school and at home.
  • Using the provided daily routine examples and the science behind them, learners will plan one way each of the five supportive practices of read, write, play, sing, and talk may be incorporated into the daily routine of their childcare setting or home.

This training aligns to Colorado's Competencies for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators.
  • Child Growth, Development, and Learning 6.1. Describes risks and protective factors and how they affect child development and learning.
  • Teaching Practices 17.1. Identifies and participates in established developmentally appropriate daily learning opportunities to support language and literacy development.
This training is available through the Denver Public Library. Please see scheduled events below and register through PDIS or contact the Denver Public Library to request a training for your program.

Last Update 5/8/2020
Additional Information

This course has been recognized as aligned to The Colorado Competencies and meeting best practice standards for adult instruction through the Colorado Shines PDIS Training Alignment Process. The Rules Regulating Child Care Facilities, issued by the Division of Early Care and Learning, Colorado Department of Human Services, take precedence over any course content.

To view Child Care Licensing Rules:

For more information, contact your child care licensing specialist.

Please note, instructors will mark your attendance and course completion in the Colorado Shines PDIS within seven days of the course event date. Paper certificates might not be issued at this training. You may confirm your course completion, view, and print an online certificate through My Dashboard – My PDIS Transcript menu navigation of the Colorado Shines PDIS. Please do not upload a course certificate that is already linked to your Colorado Shines PDIS account as this may delay processing of professional credentials.

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