Newburgh Basics Steering Committee Presents at the 26th Annual Conference on Literacy Hosted at Mount Saint Mary’s College
The Newburgh Basics Steering Committee presented at the 26th Annual Conference on Literacy on Saturday, March 30: Collaborative for Equity in Literacy Learning hosted at Mount Saint Mary’s College. The focus for this year’s conference is equity, which is also at the forefront for the Newburgh Enlarged City School District. Jacqueline Woodson, the 2018 - 2019 National Ambassador for Young Peoples Literature, as appointed by the Library of Congress, was the keynote speaker. The Steering Committee presented the 5 Basics to a mixed audience on school readiness through an equity lens.
The Newburgh Basics Steering Committee Presenters:
Newburgh Basics Facilitator
Pamela Peterson, FACE Facilitator, NECSD, email@example.com
Maximize Love, Manage Stress
Kate Clarke, Horizons-on-the-Hudson PTO President, firstname.lastname@example.org
Talk, Sing & Point
Shauna Best, Resource Specialist, Child Care Council of Orange County Inc., email@example.com
Renee Falanga-Brenner, Early Childhood Specialist, Mid-Hudson Regional Early Childhood Direction Center, firstname.lastname@example.org
Count, Group & Compare
Janett Rodriguez, Head Start of Eastern Orange County, Director of Education, email@example.com
Explore Through Movement & Play
Carley Smith, Supervisor, Orange County Healthy Families, Access Supports for Living, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mandy Stewart MSW, MICHC Coordinator, Orange County Health Department, email@example.com
Read & Discuss Stories
Dana McDonough, Primary Literacy Specialist, NECSD, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara Scoggan, Early Childhood Librarian, Ramapo Catskill Library System, email@example.com
The Newburgh Basics Campaign is inspired by the fact that 80% of brain development happens in the first three years of life. During this period, skill gaps between socio-economic, racial, and ethnic groups become clearly apparent. This does not need to be! Everyday interactions between children, their parents, and other caregivers provide abundant opportunities to give children from every background a more equal start in life.
The Newburgh Basics are five evidence-based parenting and caregiving principles that encompass much of what experts find is important for children from birth to age three. Every child from every background can benefit from routinely experiencing Newburgh Basics learning experiences. Therefore, the Newburgh Basics Initiative is working through a broad range of institutions to ensure that every parent and caregiver is fully supported by family and friends to use the Newburgh Basics practices in everyday life.
Learn more here: http://www.newburghbasics.org/index.html
TEACHERS: Are you and your students doing something great? Please contact your Communication Strategist. We’d love to attend or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district! Grades PreK-5 Amanda McDowell (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Grades 6-12 Cassie Sklarz (email@example.com).