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Young Child Expo – New York City
May 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ICS Director of Policy Research Megan Carolan is presenting at the Young Child Expo on “Beyond the Classroom: Using Community-Based Interventions to Improve Early Literacy and Math Presentation” on May 3 at 2pm in the Herald Square at the Wyndham New York Hotel.
Parents are children’s first teachers, but often our efforts to improve academic and social-emotional outcome are focused solely on classrooms. Parents, extended family, and adults in the community can play a critical role in fostering early math and literacy in young learners if they have access to resources and knowledge that fit their daily lives. This workshop will introduce research on building early math and pre-literacy skills, including long-term outcomes, and highlight promising, innovative literacy and math programs outside of the classroom, including two-generation and light-touch approaches which use existing structures of everyday family life.