Kansas Early Literacy Symposium, Topeka & Shawnee Co Public Library, April 14, 2023

What: Kansas Early Literacy Symposium
When: Friday, April 14, 2023
Where: Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Time: 8:30 – 4:00

Cost: $20, includes handouts, refreshments and lunch. Pay in cash at the door. No invoices will be sent, but printed receipts will be provided.

Objective: This engaging session will bring together early childhood educators and library and museum professionals who work with families of children aged birth through Kindergarten. 


Schedule of Events

8:30am to 4pm at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

8:30am – Registration

9am – Welcome and Opening Notes

9:30am-12:30pm

● Mind in the Making: promoting and practicing executive function life skills
● Family Engagement: best practices, given a pandemic

12:30-1:30pm – Lunch

1:30-2pm – Check In and Reflection

2-3:45pm – Engineering and Empathy: helping children explore STEM concepts

3:45-4pm – Announcements, Evaluations and Farewell

For additional information, see: https://www.nekls.org/event/kansas-early-literacy-symposium/

KDHE has approved this event for 5 Clock Hours.

Through a combination  of professional instruction and group interaction, we will explore two key topics:


See this short video to get to know facilitator, Beth Frederick: “Just Enough Engagement”.


Sponsored by North Central Kansas Libraries System and Northeast Kansas Library System. Contact Sandy Wilkerson (swilkerson@nckls.org) or Anna Foote (afoote@nekls.org).

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