Georgia Program for Infant and Toddler Care (GAPITC) Workshop, Athens
Athens-Clarke County Library
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, GA 30606
Bright from the Start Partners with the Georgia Public Library Service and Rollins School of Language and Learning
These workshops are also ideal for parents with young children. GPLS will be able to offer 4 hrs. CE for library attendees. Please sign in with DECAL as well as the separate Georgia library sign-in sheet to receive CE credit from GPLS.
Library staff does not need to register in advance but if you have any questions or need more information please feel free to contact me or Jacquice Jones from DECAL at (770) 359-5224.
Session 1 - Let's Talk! Building Language Through Meaningful Conversations
This session will explore the TALK strategy as a means of supporting language development.
Describe and demonstrate the TALK strategy to build language skills.
TALK - Tune in, Ask open ended questions, Lift language, Keep it going
Session 2 - Let's Read! Building Language Through Repeated Interactive Story Reading
This session will explore the types of books appropriate for young learners and explore the READ Strategy to support literacy development.
Define and demonstrate the READ Strategy
READ - Repeat, Engage and Enjoy, Ask open ended questions, Do more with the book
Define and demonstrate the concept of Pushing in and Pulling Out language
Describe differences between first, second and third reads PAT Push in (Action and Thoughts) then Pull Out.
All licensed child care providers can register by contacting Jacquice Jones at 770.359.5224 or by e-mail at email@example.com . The general public is welcome to attend these conferences and can sign in directly at each participating library on the day of the conference.