Opportunity to Share Your Innovative Early Learning Work for a National Report
Does your library engage young children in learning that enhances skills and brain development? You can let the Families and Work Institute (FWI) know by completing their brief survey by December 22, 2014.
For the past 14 years, "Mind in the Making," a program of Families and Work Institute (FWI), has been sharing research on what we can do to help children thrive now and in the future. They have been calling attention to the importance of early brain development and promoting executive function skills, which studies reveal have been a critical gap in efforts to promote school readiness and school, work and life success.
A new project of FWI will engage libraries as key partners in the "Mind in the Making" work. FWI is seeking input from museums and libraries about their best practices and innovative approaches for early learning. By completing the survey, libraries and museums can contribute to the development of a national report on the roles that museums and libraries play in informing and supporting children, families and the professionals who work with them. See the IMLS blog, Museums and Libraries: Be a Part of our Brain Building Journey, for more information.