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Media Literacy for Early Childhood Professionals

CONNECT: Find opportunities to connect with others in the early childhood community to share information and resources about media literacy, and to explore events and activities to promote and build media skills in the classroom and for families.

Overview

Inspiration happens when you can collaborate with your peers and engage with your communities. These opportunities, whether face-to-face or virtual, provide more chances to promote the development of media literacy skills.

Spotlight

In partnership with Maryland Public Libraries, MPT is excited to launch a new program to help you build your own media literacy skills so that you can help children develop healthy media habits that will last a lifetime.

The Early Learning Media Ambassadors program (ELMA) will recruit and train early childhood educators within communities across Maryland to model best practices for teaching and learning with educational media in early childhood programs, and to share media literacy tips and resources with families and educators throughout their communities.

Interested in becoming an ELMA, or just want more information? Complete the MPT Early Learning Media Ambassadors interest form.

CONNECT Resources

Maryland State Library Agency

Contact your local library or visit their website to learn more about activities for families and educators in your community.

> Maryland State Library Agency

Healthy Media Habits Learning Parties

Developed by Ready At Five and MPT, four parent/child learning parties help give parents and caregivers fun and engaging strategies for developing healthy media and technology habits from the start, and to practice modeling these strategies at home and on-the-go.

Contact info@readyatfive.org to learn more.

Maryland Families Engage

MSDE designed this website to help build a community of support for those who care for and work with children.

> Maryland Families Engage