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The day’s agenda will feature leading practitioners from a variety of fields serving young children, discussing the different ways they impact early learning and literacy during the stages of development from birth through preschool, drawing connections across these rich learning opportunities with children’s books providing the focus for the day.

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9:00 – 9:30 AM Registration and Networking
9:30 – 9:45 AM Welcome
Roger Sutton, Editor in Chief, The Horn Book, Inc.
9:45 – 10:15 AM Keynote
Robert Needlman, M.D., F.A.A.P. – Founder, Reach out and Read, Professor of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Pediatrician, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH and Co-Author, Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care
10:15 – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 – 11:30 AM The Doctors
An outline of literacy development in infants and preschool children, including video clips of healthcare providers “prescribing” books in the exam room. These materials demonstrate how children’s early interactions with books support different stages of language development, preparing them to become successful readers.
Panel:
Marilyn Augustyn, MD – Medical Director, Reach Out and Read Massachusetts and Chair of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center

Lisa Dobberteen, MD – Pediatrician, Cambridge Family Health, Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Co-author, Love and Limits In & Out of Child Care, What Your Child Care Provider and Pediatrician Want You to Know

Robert Needlman, M.D., F.A.A.P. – Founder, Reach out and Read, Professor of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Pediatrician, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH and Co-Author, Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care

11:30 – 12:00 PM The Publishers
Leading children’s publishers discuss new and upcoming books for little learners
Featuring Penguin and DK
Moderated by Roger Sutton, Editor in Chief, The Horn Book, Inc.
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch and The Children’s Bookshop Book Sale
1:00 – 1:45 PM The Critics
A panel of Horn Book editors and reviewers will present a number of board and picture books for preschool children, explaining what a parent or caregiver should be looking for in evaluating books for young children.
Panel:
Kitty Flynn, Senior Editor, The Horn Book Guide

Martha V. Parravano, Executive Editor, The Horn Book Magazine

Lolly Robinson, Designer and Production Manager, The Horn Book, Inc.

1:45 – 2:45 PM The Librarians
Join Cambridge Public Library children’s librarians to discover what public libraries do every day to support early literacy and positive first experiences with books and learn some of their best practices for choosing and sharing books with even the wiggliest groups of small people.
Panel:
Julie Roach, Youth Services Manager, Cambridge Public Library

Beth McIntyre, Children’s Librarian, Cambridge Public Library

2:45 – 3:00 PM Break
3:00 – 4:00 PM The Educators
Graduating from early childhood education: what we wish every new kindergartner knew
A panel of teachers discusses the skills each child should have to be school ready.
Panel:
Meg Bruton, Kindergarten Teacher, Fayerweather St. School, Cambridge, MA

Anne MacKay, Teacher, Lower School Reading Specialist, Buckingham Browne and Nichols School, Cambridge, MA

Jim St.Claire, Kindergarten Teacher, Amigos School, Cambridge, MA

4:00 – 4:30 PM Endnote
What early childhood education providers want the rest of us to know about their work.
Dr. Kathy Modigliani, Family Childcare Project
4:30 – 5:00 PM Closing Speaker
Anna Dewdney, New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Llama Llama picture book series
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