Course Catalog

School Ready Libraries
The following courses were developed to promote the understanding of child development for Children's Librarians. Early care and education hours are NOT provided.

Course List

Enhancing Public Library Storytimes to Promote School Readiness: Adult-Child Interactions that Support Child Learning addresses the importance of adult-child interactions and the value of planning library storytimes with adult-child interactions in mind. Using a learning sciences framework, the module presents strategies that can be readily integrated into storytime to enhance child outcomes. The module was developed with funds from a three year research project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (Grant Number: LG-96-17-0199-17). Target audience: Those from urban, suburban, and rural public libraries, schools, and/or other environments who plan and lead storytimes with groups of young children and/or who work with families with young children.
These modules will give you an introduction to child development and ask you to consider how you can incorporate this information in to your work with young children and their families.
These modules will give you an introduction to physical Well-Being and social emotional development and ask you to consider how you can incorporate this information in to your work with young children and their families.
These modules will give you an introduction to language development & communication and ask you to consider how you can incorporate this information in to your work with young children and their families.