Enriching Early Literacy Storytimes: Small Steps, Big Results

April 2, 2014

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Ideal for children’s or youth services librarians and early childhood professionals. In this Upstart-sponsored webcast, Sue McCleaf Nespeca, Principal Consultant of Kid Lit Plus Consulting, and Dr. Pam Schiller, an Early Childhood Consultant, draw from their extensive backgrounds in early literacy and early childhood education to give you insights on children’s literacy and how to encourage parental involvement. Did you know the number 1 determinant of successful language and literacy development is parental involvement? As a librarian, you have the power to set the foundation for future learning success by encouraging parental involvement by modeling simple, deliberate behaviors they can share with their children at home. Register now to join 2 of the country’s leading early learning experts as they walk you through the fundamental components of literacy development and how to encourage parental involvement through your storytimes.

This webinar will:

  1. Help you understand the importance of parental involvement
  2. Show you how small changes in your storytimes can yield big results
  3. Demonstrate how small steps by parents work well for children



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Sue McCleaf Nespeca

Sue McCleaf Nespeca

Sue McCleaf Nespeca has over 30 years of library experience in children's services. She has a Master's Degree in Education in Early Childhood and a Master's in Library Science. Currently, she runs her own consulting business and has spoken at over 400 workshops nationwide on subjects related to early literacy and children's literature.
Dr. Pam Schiller

Dr. Pam Schiller

Pam Schiller is a curriculum specialist, freelance author and speaker. Dr. Schiller is the author of six curriculums, twenty-one children's books and more than thirty teacher and parent resource books. She served as Head of the Early Childhood Department at the University of Houston where she also directed the Lab School.


Anthony Diaz

Anthony Diaz

Anthony is currently a Product Marketing Specialist for Demco’s Library and Education Markets. In his 15 years at Demco, Anthony has developed a broad knowledge of products supporting library programming. With an extensive background in product management, product development and customer service, he has enjoyed working directly with many libraries.