Early Learners: Training Cortez Educators to Teach Youngsters
- Local Champion: Cortez Public Library
- Date Funded: August 31, 2022
- Grant Amount: $8,000
For children ages 0 to 3, building basic literacy skills is essential, but not all early childhood educators in Cortez—including preschool teachers and children’s librarians—have been trained to help the youngest generation develop those skills. To address this problem, a children’s librarian at the Cortez Public Library brought in a national trainer from the Mother Goose on the Loose program to conduct a full-day training focused on rhymes, songs, and movement—tactics that will help educators better assist early learners. The LOR Foundation supported the effort by covering the cost of the trainer and purchasing supplies like books, bags, and other educational materials that were sent home with the attendees.