First 5 CARES, Comprehensive Approaches to Raising Educational Standards, is sponsoring their annual conference at the Westin San Francisco Airport in Millbrae, California on April 28 & 29, 2008. CARES is a program of First 5 California that provides professional development and educational training services in 44 counties to early childhood teachers and family child care providers. The CARES Training & Technical Assistance Project offers services to CARES administrators/partners to improve the quality of their programs. CARES and ELF libraries are natural partners in their mission to serve child care providers. For more information on CARES and the April conference access http://cares.edgateway.net/cs/cares/print/docs/cares/home.htm
Watch the informative ELF webcast featuring Cindy Oser and Leticia Lara from Zero to Three. The webcast addresses ways to support parents and caregivers as they promote learning in infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Simply access the training tab and proceed to web events. There you can download the power point slides and handouts as well as access the presentation.
February 11, 2008 - 12:41pm by Erica Dean Glenn
The Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California's 2008 Institute is on a topic that is very near and dear to our ELF hearts: Baby Bounces: Books and Music for the Very Young featuring Rosemary Wells, Hap Palmer, Virginia Walter & Ashley Wolff. The institute will be on Friday, April 25, 2008 from 9:30-3:30 at the San Francisco Public Library's Koret Auditorium.
First 5 LA is sponsoring "In Harms Way 2008: The Fatherhood Solution" a confererence to explore research on fatherhood and the impact of current social and economic factors. Topics that will be addressed include the impact of war, family violence, children and divorce, incarceration, bringing fatherhood programs to communities, policy, and more. The one-day conference will be held at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 12, 2008. For more information and registration check http://www.childrensinstitute.org/inharmsway/
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Tuesday, June 24th, from Noon to 1:00pm, join Cindy Oser and Leticia Lara from Zero to Three, as they share their insight and expertise about working with parents, and building relationships to enhance early learning. They will present the rationale for engaging parents, provide practical approaches that can be used in library programs and respond to issues that librarians face who serve families with young children. More information and the link to the webcast can be found at http://elflibraries.org/training/web-events .