Early Care & Education Conference
Literacy: Learn 2 Read, Read 2 Learn
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Martin Petersen Event Center, 720 12th Street, Modesto
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Preparing a child for success starts from the first day of life. Talking with young children and reading a book to them greatly impacts their ability to learn in the future. Research shows that children living in low-income households are likely to reach their third birthday having been exposed to 30,000,000 fewer words than their more affluent peers.
A child’s ability to read by 3rd grade is a major predictor for future academic success. By the end of 3rd grade, students shift from learning to read to reading to learn. Students who fail to reach this critical milestone are at a higher risk for dropping out of high school, teenage pregnancy, and incarceration. In fact, students not reading at grade level by the end of 3rd grade are 4 times less likely to graduate from high school.
Come join us and Alesha Henderson as we learn simple ways to incorporate literacy into childcare settings and learn how to actively promote an appreciation for childhood literacy.
This FREE conference is for current and future early childhood educators, child care providers, and community partners in Stanislaus County.
For additional conference information, please view our conference brochure.
Online registration opens July 13th and closes August 14, 2015 @ 5:00 PM (or earlier if capacity is reached).
To register, click here: http://stanislaus.k12oms.org/1290-99768