Goodwin Hosts Fourth Annual Early Childhood Education Literacy Conference

On Thursday, May 2, Goodwin College hosted its fourth annual Early Childhood Education Literacy Conference. Run by the College’s Early Childhood Education and Child Study programs, the conference brought in visitors from throughout the region to learn strategies and share ideas on how to teach children to read.

Presenter Carolyn Stearns gives a workshop blending story and song during the ECE Conference.

Presenter Carolyn Stearns gives a workshop blending story and song during the ECE Conference.

This year’s theme was “Linking Language and Literacy,” with the keynote address given by author and performer Donna Washington. Attendees also broke into smaller workshops and a number of vendors were on hand selling books, crafts, and other items designed to help children learn to love reading.

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Posted on May 3, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Learning to read at a young age is important for the development of the child. It helps them develop a better understand of their surroundings, allows them to gather information from printed materials, and provides them with a wonderful source of entertainment when they read stories and rhymes. Children develop at different rates, and some children will develop reading skills quicker than other children; however, what’s important is that as the parent, you are keenly aware of your child’s maturity and reading level to provide them with appropriate books and activities to help them improve.

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