The Pierce County Library System, in partnership with researchers at the iSchool (Information School) at the University of Washington, applied for and received a grant from the Boeing Company, Muckleshoot Indian Charitable Fund and individual donors to replicate a study done by the Carroll County Public Library, in Maryland. This study involved training Home Child Care providers in the skills of early literacy – skills that children need in order to be ready to read in school.
The results can be seen in the Executive Summary, which shows statistically significant improvement in the literacy skills of the children in three out of four areas measured. For more details, see the full Research Report.
More information is available on the Urban Libraries Council website.
If you have question or comments regarding this grant, please contact:
Early Learning Supervising Librarian
Pierce County Library System
Tel: 253-548-3300 Fax: 253-537-4600 Washington Relay TTY: 711
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