Counting Down to Kindergarten

Counting Down to Kindergarten

A Complete Guide to Creating A School Readiness Program for your Community

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Baker & Taylor
Shares a framework for developing early childhood programs in public libraries for children and families, featuring lesson plans, a readiness calendar, and examples of readiness programs from across the country.

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Baker, a youth services specialist at a library, former teacher, and specialist in early childhood education, early literacy/school readiness programs, and public libraries, draws on the Countdown to Kindergarten program she developed for a public library to show librarians how to develop school readiness programs for young children. She explains the basics of early childhood development and early literacy, aspects of school readiness, the role of public libraries, how to develop a readiness program, specific lesson plans for use with parents and preschool children who will be entering kindergarten in the next school year, a school readiness calendar, examples of programs from different libraries, and planning adult sessions. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2015
ISBN: 9780838913338
Branch Call Number: 027.625 B1763c 2015
Characteristics: xiv, 129 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Ghoting, Saroj Nadkarni


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