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By: Grandview Kids — April 27, 2018

Spring has sprung and just in time for Grandview’s Spring Into Literacy conference.

On Saturday, April 21st, Grandview hosted their annual Spring Into Literacy conference at the Durham District School Board. This yearly event is a collaborative effort with EarlyON Child and Family Centres – Durham, Durham Catholic District School Board, Durham District School Board and Carea Community Health Centre.

Over 150 participants, vendors and volunteers took part in this year’s conference, enjoying an engaging keynote address by Jill Javelosa-Alvarez, an Early Literacy Specialist. Participants also attended two break-out sessions from a choice of five.

Two different sessions were actually presented by Grandview staff members, like the “We Can Read Too: Early Literacy for Children with Complex Needs” session and the “Occupational Therapy Tools for Learning” session.

Throughout the day, participants could be found listening to incredible speakers and involved in hands on activities.

Participants, including Registered Early Childhood Educators, other early years professionals and parents reported that they enjoyed the format and content of the conference, learning new strategies to support the early literacy development of children from birth to six years.

The entire day was packed full of hands-on learning opportunities and the workshops were well received by all participants.

Congratulations to the entire organizational team for coordinating a successful conference this year. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2019.

Featured photo courtesy of Snapd Whitby.

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