Touchpoints in Libraries: Understanding Child Development and Engaging Families (APR2024)

$795.00 / Seat

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Start Date: April 4, 2024
Contact Hours: 26

Touchpoints in Libraries focuses on understanding a child’s developmental process from birth to 6 years, and connecting with families through strengths-based interactions.

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Course format:

This course consists of eight modules and is carried out with a small cohort of other library staff from around the country. Each module will take approximately 2.5 hours to complete (90 minute live session, 60 minute online work). Modules are followed by six monthly one-hour virtual reflective practice sessions. Attendance is required at all live sessions; these sessions are NOT recorded. Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate.

Session dates and times:

Live sessions are on the following Thursdays, 2-3:30 pm ET / 11am-12:30 pm PT

  • 04/04/2024
  • 04/11/2024
  • 04/18/2024
  • 04/25/2024
  • 05/02/2024
  • 05/09/2024
  • 05/16/2024
  • 05/23/2024

Participants will learn to:

  • View children’s development as a process characterized by periods of change that affect the family system
  • Identify opportunities to connect with and support families in daily library interactions including moments that feel challenging for them and for you
  • Use strengths-based and culturally responsive strategies to connect with families and co-workers
  • Create a shared language among staff about engaging families and caregivers

Number of participants:

Minimum of 10
Maximum of 20


Professionals who work in library library settings and with young children and their families

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