Wednesday, August 11, 2004

The Foundation for Children's Books

The Foundation for Children's Books

From the site:

We believe . . .

In order for children to become fluent readers they must want to read. But how do we instill in children the enthusiasm for reading good books? We believe teachers, librarians, and parents are key.

Good books, properly shared in school and family settings, help children develop a love of reading and learning. Good books also offer an invaluable introduction to language, literacy, values, critical thinking, and cultural diversity

Mission

In 1983, a group of educators and children's literature advocates founded The Foundation for Children's Books (FCB), a nonprofit, educational organization. The mission they established endures: to help teachers, librarians and parents select and use quality children's literature in order to instill in children the joy of reading as a prerequisite for literacy and lifelong learning.

Program Summary

The Foundation produces innovative programs, workshops, and teaching materials to help educators and parents engage children in reading. We draw upon a network of talented professionals – authors and illustrators, master teachers, librarians, children's book scholars– to make compelling presentations. With the exception of school–based workshops, all programs are open to the public and are offered at the lowest price possible. Some programs are free. The Foundation is listed by the State Department of Education as a Massachusetts Professional Development Provider for educators (PDPs).

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