Educator Resources

Curriculum and Literacy Guides

Our guides include research-based strategies for integrating early literacy lessons and activities into your preschool, childcare center, or home. Guides incorporate suggested titles, read-aloud tips, and extension activities.

Curriculum Guides

High–Quality Books

Our booklists support literacy-rich environments for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Available in English and Spanish, our booklists pertain to a variety of themes (transportation, movement, colors, etc.), informational texts, and wordless books.

Book Lists

Professional Development Institute

Make Way for Books workshops are interactive, hands-on, and research-based. Workshops cover topics such as: read-aloud techniques, storytime models, integrating literacy into daily activities, supporting social-emotional development through literacy, infant and toddler language development, and sharing informational text. For information about on-site, fee-based workshops, please contact our Preschool Program Manager, Monica Farmer at 520-398-6451.

I love these workshops. This is my third one and everyone has been so informative and has given me so many useful tools to use in the classroom. You are wonderful!

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Cafecito (Professional Development for family home care professionals)

Our Early Literacy Consultants provide activities you and the children (birth-eight) in your care can share together to support language and literacy development. Family members and children are welcome to come as well.

Cafecito (Desarrollo profesional para profesionales de cuidado en casa)

Nuestros asesores de alfabetización temprana compartirán actividades que usted puede compartir con los niños en su cuidado (entre 0 y 8 años) para apoyar el desarrollo del lenguaje y la lectura. Sus niños y familiares también son bienvenidos.

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Video Gallery

Our educator video gallery features a diverse variety of short, engaging videos to help you find ways to help support early literacy in your preschool, childcare center, or home-care environment. Check back frequently for updated videos!

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Reading Challenge

Twice a year, Make Way for Books invites child care centers and home providers to share five books a day with their children for five days. In previous years, more than 140 classrooms participated and educators shared more than 3,550 books with their children. Are you up to the challenge?

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Educator Newsletter

Sign up to receive our quarterly newsletter. We will send you literacy tips, book recommendations, literacy events, and professional development opportunities.

Additional Resources

Information regarding workshops provided by other agencies is through the Early Childhood Bulletin