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Center to Host Early Literacy Workshop for Bilingual Families

Copy of April 25 training 002.jpgThe Center for Early Childhood Education is co-sponsoring a workshop for bilingual families on reading to young children in two languages. The workshop, led by bilingual education specialist Dr. Ann Anderberg, is designed to emphasize the importance of maintaining children's first language as they acquire English. Participants will hear about the benefits of reading in two languages, learn strategies for reading to children from birth to age 8, and practice reading with their child. All participants will receive bilingual books to take home.

The workshop will be held on Thursday, October 3rd, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Child and Family Development Resource Center at Eastern Connecticut State University. Dinner and childcare will be provided.

The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Space is very limited.

The workshop is sponsored in part by the Windham Area Women & Girls Fund under the auspices of the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut.

For more information, call 860/465-0687, or visit http://www.easternct.edu/cece/multi_lingual_dialogic_reading.html.