Ohio Early Literacy Crosswalk

Ohio's Early Learning and Development Standards (ELDS) describe key concepts and skills that young children develop during the birth-to-five-year period. They are used by early childhood educators to promote the understanding of early learning and development; provide a comprehensive set of early childhood educational expectations; and guide curriculum, assessment and instructional practices with young children.

See how your storytimes support the standards!  An Ohio Early Literacy Crosswalk (PDF) compares the ELDS standards directly to Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) concepts in the Language and Literacy Development domain.

Early Learning and Nutrition How-To Guide and Conversation Starters

The Lunch at the Library coalition has created a 14-page how-to guide, Linking Early Learning and Nutrition for Young Children, which helps libraries connect summer feeding programs with services and support for young children and their families. In partnership with Tandem Early Learning, Lunch at the Library also makes available a set of Conversation Starter tabletop tent cards to encourage serve-and-return interactions between caring adults and their infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

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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