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Emergent literacy
Cheryl Loomis – (507) 354-8221 ext 346 or loomisca@mlc-wels.edu

What makes a child a reader? This presentation will look at reading and writing experiences for young children ages 0-5 with the hope of developing a life-long love of reading.

Length: 30 – 45 minutes | Projector and Screen Required | Internet Access
Family literacy
Cheryl Loomis – (507) 354-8221 ext 346 or loomisca@mlc-wels.edu
Home-and-school relationships
Cheryl Loomis – (507) 354-8221 ext 346 or loomisca@mlc-wels.edu
This presentation will identify ways that families and schools can work together to develop and strengthen relationships. Emphasis will be given to communications strategies .

Length: 30 – 45 minutes | Projector and Screen Required | Internet Access
Media, Effect on young children
Cheryl Loomis – (507) 354-8221 ext 346 or loomisca@mlc-wels.edu
In this presentation, we will take a look at the effect of media on young children (ages 0-5) today. Brain development and the use of screen time will also be explored as we look at the environment in which young children are being raised today.

Length: 30 – 45 minutes | Projector and Screen Required | Internet Access
Play: Theory and Practice
Jennifer Mehlberg – (507) 354-8221 ext 378 or mehlbeja@mlc-wels.edu 
This presentation highlights the importance of play in the early childhood classroom. Topics of focus are; benefits of play, types of play, and the teacher’s role in play.
Length: 1.5 hours | Projector and Screen Required
School readiness
Cheryl Loomis – (507) 354-8221 ext 346 or loomisca@mlc-wels.edu
What makes a child “ready” for school? In this presentation, we will explore indicators of being ready for formal learning experiences. This topic focuses mainly on the transition for children to kindergarten experiences.

Length: 30 – 45 minutes | Projector and Screen Required | Internet Access