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CLiF recently completed a professionally-produced 18-minute video designed to train staff members at home and center-based childcare facilities and Head Start programs about: 1) why it is critical to share books and stories with children as early and often as possible; and 2) ways to share books and stories successfully with children from birth to age 5. After watching the video, providers can choose to fill out an online response. CLiF will send documentation of your learning time for use as needed for credentials or professional development. CLiF hopes child care centers, libraries, home day cares, will use this as an opportunity to bring together early educators in your community for discussion and professional camaraderie.

This grant provides:

1. $10 per person to provide food for organizing bodies to offer during the training. 

2. A collection of 10 new children's books valued for each person watching and discussing the video. 


* Be a child care provider, school-based program*, or community organization based in Vermont or New Hampshire's Upper Valley that serves low-income or at-risk children from 0-5.

* At least 35% of the children you serve must come from low-income families based on free and reduced lunch rate for your town's school.

* Be able to gather at least 10 providers.

* Be able provide wifi or devices for attendees to complete the feedback form. 

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