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Developing Early Literacy Skills
High-quality early childhood education experiences have a positive impact on school-readiness skills, especially for low-income children. Join REL Midwest and WVIZ/PBS ideastream at the Idea Center at Playhouse Square in Cleveland for Developing Early Literacy Skills.

Nearly 75 percent of Ohio's 50,000 at-risk children require intense or targeted literacy instruction, according to Ohio's Kindergarten Readiness Assessment-Literacy of last year. This event intends to help you better understand research-based strategies that can be implemented in schools, homes, and communities to improve early childhood literacy skills.

Featured speakers are Timothy Shanahan, Ph.D., director of the Center for Literacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Stephanie K. Siddens, Ph.D., director of the Office of Early Learning and School Readiness at the Ohio Department of Education.
June 28, 2012