Research shows that acquisition of early literacy skills improves young children's lives and paves the way toward their success as adults. When different groups partner together, they can create impactful programs that reach targeted vulnerable populations. A panel of partners will describe steps taken to set-up Mother Goose on the Loose: Goslings for parents of premature babies and highlight the impact this programmatic partnership has had on vulnerable communities. In addition to hearing about challenges and benefits of unique outreach opportunities and partnerships, participants will receive tips and tools that will enable them to establish successful partnerships in atypical settings. Panelists will include: .
Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen, MLS, DCD, visionary and developer of MGOL Goslings .
Summer Rosswog, MLS, early childhood and literacy manager, administrator of Goslings program planning and implementation, Port Discovery Children's Museum .
Dr. Brenda Hussey-Gardner, NICU developmental care specialist and medical advisor for Goslings, University of Maryland Children's Hospital .
Dr. Susan Sonnenschein, developmental psychologist and lead evaluator for Goslings, University of Maryland, Baltimore County .
Dawn Sacks, Development Officer at Port Discovery Children’s Museum .
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.