Early Literacy

The Early Literacy teams miss your smiles and laughter at the regional events!

For the fall of 2020, Early Literacy Events will be remote and separated into age groups.  The remote events allow families across the state with children who are Deaf or hard of hearing to attend from a safe environment.  Remote events have many of the great components that you love with in-person events, such as:

  • Storytelling
  • Music and Movement
  • Literacy Activities

RSVP by the deadline to receive, at your mailing address, a packet of activities related the the event theme. The September and October activities were crazy good!

RSVP to also receive the event link.

Birth through 2 years old

*Friday, November 13, 2020 6:00 - 7:30 pm  

*Monday, December 7, 2020 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

 

*The November and December events will be the same so pick one date to attend.  

 

Ages 3 to 5 years old

*Monday, November 9, 2020 6:00 - 7:30 pm

*Thursday, December 10, 2020 6:00 - 7:30 pm

 

*The November and December events will be the same so pick one date to attend.

We hope you join a remote event very soon!  

Event information is distributed via Constant Contact.

What is an Early Literacy Event?

The Early Literacy events offered through the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, Outreach Programs, are available to Colorado families with children who are Deaf or hard of hearing, birth through age five years old.  When we are able to return to in-person events, literacy activities will be offered in the following regions:

  • Northern Colorado
  • North Denver
  • Southeast Denver
  • Pikes Peak 

Each Early Literacy event provides families with a rich literacy experience and strategies to promote their child’s language and literacy development.  Families actively participate in  a variety of activities which may include:

  • Story time presented in American Sign Language (ASL) with spoken English interpretation
  • Music and movement activities
  • Hands-on literacy activities
  • Take home literacy activities
  • Parent education focusing on a variety of topics
  • Time to meet and interact with other families who have children who are Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Opportunities to meet adults who are Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Opportunities to meet professionals serving families with children who are Deaf or hard of hearing

Young children gather around a drum with a music teacher

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind and its staff respect and value families’ communication choices.  Activities are presented using various modes of communication and are designed to encourage a child’s literacy skills.

Families with young children who are Deaf or hard of hearing between newborn and through age 5 are welcome to attend.