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Meet Early Learning Standards with Quality Children's Books

Give your Early Childhood Educators the tools to make a difference!

Our training seminars are practical and inspirational.  We consistently receive outstanding evaluations.Let The Book Vine for Teachers give your teachers the tools they need to create lifelong readers and meet early learning standards, too.
Your teachers will learn:

How good children's books help teachers meet
early learning standards   
 Core strategies to promote school readiness
How to use books to encourage critical thinking
What makes a good book GOOD
How to use good books across the curriculum
Ways to extend good books into fun, appropriate, classroom activities
Tips for reading aloud
Best new books of the year
(rhyming, wordless, nutrition, social/emotional, multicultural, math and science) 
About Our Presenters
Isabel Baker

Isabel Baker, M.A.T., M.L.S., started The Book Vine for Children over 30 years ago.  With experience as a librarian and a passion for getting good books into the hands of children, Isabel has worked to grow The Book Vine into the nation's premier selector of children's books for preschool programs.

Today, Isabel presents at education conferences and conducts literacy trainings all over the United States.
Peg Callaghan

Peg Callaghan, M.S. Early Childhood Education, M.S. Ed. Special Education, B.A. Speech and Drama, is a passionate, playful, and seasoned early childhood education trainer, presenter, and coach, devoted to enriching the lives of young children by supporting professionals in the field.  In her 30-plus years of experience, she has been a Head Start teacher and director, as well as a professor and administrator at Oakton Community College's early childhood program in Des Plaines, IL.  She now focuses on conducting workshops for teachers and families, with an emphasis on using literature to inspire and support learning.

Diane Kubitz

Diane Kubetz, M.S. Ed. Early Childhood, B.S. Child Development, is associate professor in the Early Childhood Education and Care program at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.  She has 35 years of experience in the field, having served as a college instructor, consultant and trainer, preschool director, preschool teacher, and a family child care provider.  Diane is the coauthor of The World of Children: Developing Child Observation Skills.  One of Diane's passions is creating storytelling props to enhance children's literacy experience.
Marilyn Peterson

Marilyn Peterson, M.S. Ed. Early Childhood, B.S. Elementary and Special Ed., offers interactive and engaging presentations reflecting her 35 years of experience as a classroom teacher, college instructor, teaching mentor, coach and professional development trainer.  She frequently taught a language and literacy course at Roosevelt University, and she is a winner of the Kohl McCormick Early Childhood Teaching Award.  Marilyn's passion is empowering teachers to change students' lives.

The Gift of Good Books and Reading Aloud

Good books nurture a child and are the backbone of a preschool classroom.
Reading aloud supports children intellectually, creatively, and emotionally.
Good books provide an introduction to rich language and beautiful art.
Sharing stories is like sharing a language. It builds community by giving us more in common.
Children's books help preschoolers figure out their world and navigate their lives.
Good books elevate the quality of classroom conversation.
Good books bring joy to the community.
Booking Information

The Book Vine for Teachers seminars are customized to fit your needs!

Session Rate Per Trainer:  $2,000.00 per day plus travel and material expenses

Contact Information: 
800.772.4220  ~

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