Early Childhood Residencies and Storytimes

Big Idea

Residencies are early literacy skill-building programs that focus on Kindergarten readiness. For 8 weeks, we teach literacy units grounded in Illinois Early Learning Standards at daycares or early childhood centers. Storytimes are read aloud programs for kids and families. Storytimes model early literacy skills for families and actively encourage them to use similar strategies at home. This program is only currently offered for community partners/ organizations and schools.

Please reach out to us at [email protected] if you are interested in hosting a residency at your early childhood center or daycare.

At A Glance

What: Early literacy skill-building programs.

Where: Daycares or early childhood centers.

When: 8-week long residencies.

Who: Pre-K thru 1st grade.