Achieving Quality: Best Practices in Early Childhood - June 21 event in Columbus

The Schoenbaum Family Center at the Ohio State University will host a Summer Institute on the theme "Achieving Quality: Best Practices in Early Childhood." This one-day conference offers high-quality professional development for early childhood educators, practitioners and administrators who work with young children, specifically those from birth to age five. The Schoenbaum Family Center is reaching out to children's librarians as part of this audience.

Early Childhood Awareness and Education Summit - May 8, Columbus

Groundwork Ohio presents Laying the Groundwork: Early Childhood Awareness and Education Summit, Wednesday, May 8 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Athletic Club of Columbus. Early childhood stakeholders from across the state of Ohio will convene in Columbus to bring awareness to the importance of investments in early childhood education and to communicate this information to legislators. Registration is free but space is limited. Register today: www.groundworkohio.org/summit

Strengthening School Readiness Support to Families and the Community

The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County presents a new Kindergarten Readiness Workshop with Saroj Ghoting:
“Strengthening School Readiness Support to Families and the Community through the Public Library”

The workshop is funded by an LSTA grant and is open to any Ohio librarian, with attendance at each session limited to 30.

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson selected as 2019 Floyd’s Pick Book Award Winner

The State Library of Ohio and the Choose to Read Ohio Advisory Council are pleased to announce that The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael López, has been selected as the fourth annual Choose to Read Ohio (CTRO) “Floyd’s Pick” title, in memory of children’s literature expert, advocate, and librarian Floyd Dickman.

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