Friday Round-Up: July 26, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
Below is a compilation of what's happening across the GLR Network. This week's message covers healthy parent-child relationships, summer literacy programming highlights, news from New Britain, an online summer reading resource, and a blog series on expanded learning opportunities. Click through to read more:
Applications are now available for ZERO TO THREE's Sharing The Care: Partnering to Promote Child Well-Being, which will train child care providers to support healthy parent-child relationships. And as research from Head Start and the University of Oregon shows, involving parents in the education of young children improves their focus and behavior.
Communities across the network have been working hard on summer literacy programming. Oakland Reads 2020 is running summer programs at Brookfield Elementary and Des Moines just had a Summer Learning Site Visit from their Governor and local United Way President (and GLR lead) Mary Sellers. And of course, it's not too late to support summer learning in your own community.
GLR lead Merrill Gay shared a video from the PBS New Hour on early education in New Britain, Connecticut, highlighting their work on attendance and decision to switch from dual-language to English-only instruction. Merrill was also interviewed on the importance of preschool.
Book Adventure is a free, online summer reading resource for caregivers and educators of children K-8. Check out their website for help finding grade-level books, as well as interactive tools, games, and motivational rewards.
Finally, the Coalition for Community Schools has been posting a blog series on innovative expanded learning opportunities in community schools. Cincinnati, Ohio, Hartford, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley are all featured.