Read-A-Book: A Distance Learning Program for Child Care Providers

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Child care providers who are looking to earn some credit hours from the comfort of their own home, take notice!

 

Read-A-Book is a distance learning self-study program developed by the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Development at the Virginia Department of Social Services.

 

The program offers two options:

  1. Read and conduct activities with children using any two children’s literature books (up to 8 credit hours)
  2. Read one professional book from a set list (6-10 credit hours)

There is a $20 processing fee for all submissions. All other materials are free.

For additional details about the program, visit the Read-A-Book page on ChildCare Aware of Virginia’s website: http://va.childcareaware.org/child-care-providers/read-a-book/ or email program coordinator Jodi Roberts: jodir@va.childcareaware.org

Here is a full list of the Option 2 books, all of which are available at the Henrico County Public Library:

A Child’s Work: The Importance of Fantasy Play by Vivian Gusin Paley (6 clock hours) / Find this book at your library
A Child's Work - Book Report Materials

A Good Start in Life: Understanding Your Child’s Brain and Behavior by N. Herschkowitz, M.D. and E. Herschkowitz (10 clock hours) / Find this book at your library
A Good Start in Life - Book Report Materials

Beyond Baby Talk: From Sounds to Sentences by Kenn Apel, Ph.D. and Julie J. Masterson, Ph.D. (10 clock hours) / Find this book at your library
Beyond Baby Talk - Book Report Materials

How to Talk So Kids Can Learn: At Home and In School by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (6 clock hours) / Find this book at your library
How to Talk So Kids Can Learn - Book Report Materials

Positive Discipline by Jane Nelson, Ed.D. (10 clock hours) / Find this book at your library
Positive Discipline - Book Report Materials

Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever by Mem Fox (6 hours) / Find this book at your library
Reading Magic - Book Report Materials

Starting Out Right: A Guide to Promoting Children’s Reading Success by The National Reading Council (6 clock hours) / Find this book at your library
Starting Out Right - Book Report Materials

Start Smart: Building the Brain Power in the Early Years Revised Edition by Pam Schiller (6 clock hours) / Find this book at your library
Start Smart - Book Report Materials

Tumbling Over the Edge by Bev Bos and Jenny Chapman (6 clock hours) / Find this book at your library

We encourage you to place a hold on one of these books or stop by your local library and talk to one of our children's librarians about the Read-A-Book program.

If you would like more information about how the Henrico County Public Library can help your child care program, feel free to contact Rick Samuelson, our Youth Services Coordinator, at: rsamuelson@henricolibrary.org