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Each year, the Early Learning with Families (ELF) initiative offers professional development workshops and regional meetings around the state for networking, problem solving and idea sharing between library staff across multiple library systems. In 2018, eight (8) ELF regional meetings will be offered between March and August. Each meeting will be a one-day gathering (from 8:30AM to 4:30PM) for any library staff interested in issues related to early learning with families. Part of the day will be set aside for networking and ELF related project updates, while the other part of the day will be dedicated to an interactive training about our Reimagining School Readiness Toolkit (also available online at: https://centerforchildhoodcreativity.org/resource/reimagining-school-readiness-toolkit/).

The meetings are free of charge and attendees will receive all meeting related materials as well as lunch and snacks. Capacity varies by meeting site, so pre-registration is required. The registration link will be emailed to CALIX and hyperlinked from this web page approximately one month prior to each meeting date. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until we reach capacity for each site. If a meeting fills up and you want to be wait-listed or if you have issues completing the registration form, please contact Glenda Higgins at: higgins@califa.org. Below is the list of dates and locations for these meetings.

Early Learning with Families @ Your Library –
2018 Regional Professional Development Meetings:

03/19/18 (MON): Bay Area Discovery Museum
557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito, CA 94965
04/16/18 (MON): Orange County Public Libraries
Aliso Viejo Library, One Journey, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
04/18/18 (WED): County of LA Public Library
Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, CA 90650
04/24/18 (TUE): Contra Costa County Library
San Pablo Library, 13751 San Pablo Ave., San Pablo, CA 94806
05/01/18 (TUE): Santa Maria Public Library
Central Library, 421 S. McClelland Street, Santa Maria, CA 93454
05/03/18 (THU): Los Angeles Public Library
Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
05/09/18 (WED): City of Glendale Library
222 E. Harvard Street, Glendale, CA 91205
08/01/18 (WED): Fresno County Public Library
Woodward Park Branch, 944 E. Perrin Ave., Fresno, CA 93720
REGISTER: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/August1_Fresno_ELF
Registration closes: 5:00PM July 23, 2018