Firefly Award and early literacy standards webinar announced

UNDATED – On Tuesday, June 8 at 2 p.m., the Indiana State Library will present “The Firefly Award and Early Literacy Standards – A Perfect Match!” This hour-long webinar will discuss how Indiana Firefly books and programs can support the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s early literacy standards.

The Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award introduces parents and children, ages 0-5, to high-quality picture books. These award-winning books can be applied to early literacy standards, like those developed by the NAEYC. A professional membership organization, the NAEYC works to promote early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy and research.

Jeanne Baldwin, NAEYC member and Indianapolis Wayne Township preschool evaluation teacher, will present, and Suzanne Walker, Firefly Chair and Indiana Young Readers Center librarian, will facilitate a discussion throughout the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions and comments.

Click here to read more and click here to register. The webinar is eligible for one LEU for Indiana library staff.

Please contact Suzanne Walker with any questions regarding the Firefly Award or the literacy standards webinar.