Early Childhood Literacy

Whether you work directly with children in the library or want to learn more about early literacy to help you better serve your community, this certificate program offers key information on child development and early literacy and activities to put it into practice in your own situations and environments. It is designed for staff in public and school libraries to add to your knowledge and as a means of recognition of knowledge in this area.

The courses include early childhood development (newborn to age five), foundations of early literacy, enhancing storytimes, partnerships, sensory storytimes, media mentorship, and becoming an advocate for young children and their families in the library and in your community.

To fulfill the certificate requirements, you must take 6 of the courses below. Foundations of Early Literacy is the only required course, and is a prerequisite for Early Literacy- Enhanced Storytimes. Your ability to choose your electives allows you to customize the certificate to your own needs.

These courses can be taken as standalone courses as well. Each course is 4 weeks long, with a fifth week to submit assignments.

Download a printable brochure about this certificate program

Each course in the list below is a clickable link for further information and a registration link.

Meeting Diverse Needs Through Sensory StorytimesN/A$175.00
Assessing and Advocating for Early Childhood Services2021-08 (Aug)$175.00
Developmentally-Appropriate Media for Storytimes2021-09 (Sep)$175.00
Technology, Literacy, and Young Children (0-5 years)2021-10 (Oct)$175.00
Family Service Partnership and Outreach Programs2021-11 (Nov)$175.00
Foundations of Early Literacy2021-09 (Sep)$175.00
Bilingual Storytime at Your BibliotecaN/A$175.00
Developmentally-Appropriate and Diverse Books for StorytimeN/A$175.00
Exploring STEAM Concepts Through Storytimes2021-07 (Jul)$175.00
Supercharging Your Storytimes2021-06 (Jun), 2021-10 (Oct)$175.00