Bringing it Home: Taking ALA�s Every Child Ready to Read program

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					       Bringing it Home:
Taking ALA’s Every Child Ready to Read
                program to your library




                                  Presentation by:
           Every Child Ready To Read @ Dallas
         Jo Giudice, Administrator of youth services
          Jasmine Africawala, Program coordinator
                    2011 TLA Annual Conference

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History
   What is ECRR?

   ECRR @ DPL
       Art component
       Book giveaway


    DALI      Mayor’s Office   Dallas Public Library



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Partnerships
   Roll in existing partners
    Dallas Museum of Art, Junior League of Dallas, Parks &
    Recreation




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Crossing Boundaries
   Getting out of the
    Library!
    Farmer’s Market
    Parkland Hospital clinics
    WIC clinics
    City Arts Festival
    Health Fairs
    Frank Crowley Jail
    State Fair of Texas
Listening to your community
   Can children come to ECRR workshops?
   Do your facilitators speak Spanish?
   Does ECRR teach children to read?
   Does ECRR help school-aged children?




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Tailoring your program
        ALA’s Design                ECRR@D’s Design
   Early Talker workshop      Born to Read Full workshop
       (0 to 2 yr)                (0-2 yr)
                               Discovering Books
                                   Print motivation & awareness

   Talker workshop            Letters & Words
                                   Letter knowledge & vocabulary
       (2 and 3 yr)
                               Stories & Sounds
   Pre-Reader workshop            Narrative skills & phonological
       (4 and 5 yr)                awareness




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The Evolution of a program
   A Resource to the Community:
       ECRR website resources
       Early childhood professional development
        trainings
   Emerging Reader workshop (August 2011)
   Home-instruction DVD (August 2011)



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Grant support - Sustainability
   Get the money ball rolling
       International City and County Managers
       Association (ICMA)
       U. S. Department of Education




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Grant support - Sustainability
   And the ball rolls forward
      Junior League of Dallas
      Better World Books/NCFL
      Dollar General and Target




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Setting program goals
   Outputs versus Outcomes
   “Feel-good” not good enough
   Be realistic in program goals
    and objectives




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Our program objectives
   Encourage parents/caregivers:
       To be more aware of the importance of early
        literacy
       To spend more book
        sharing time with their
        children
       To engage in more
        literacy-based activities with their children
       To visit the library more
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Evaluation processes
   Pre-workshop survey
   Post-workshop survey
   Follow-up evaluation phone calls




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Tracking results
   Maintaining statistical database
       # of parents
       # of children
       Race/Ethnicity
       Customer satisfaction
       More aware of the importance
       Reading more with your children
       Engaging in more literacy-based activities
       Visiting the library more

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Measuring outcomes
   Review data
   Assess outcomes
   Adapt program for success



   Outcomes are evidence to defend continued
    funding AND to attract new funding

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     WARNING!

Bragging will commence in…




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Our Successes: March 2008-NOW
   26,667 children affected through workshops
   835 workshops conducted in community
   15,021 parents and caregivers attended workshops
   81% Hispanic or African-American
   16,053 people attended State Fair program
   99% are more aware of the importance
   75% will read more with their children
   84% engage in more literacy-based activities
   23% attend libraries more than before

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     Visit us online!
www.dallaslibrary.org/ecrr




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Questions?
Share your successes!
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Stay in touch!


    ECRR@dallaslibrary.org
    Jasmine.africawala@dallaslibrary.org
    Maryjo.giudice@dallaslibrary.org



    214-671-8291
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