With a growing understanding of the importance of early learning, there is an increased demand for caring, passionate, qualified professionals to work with our youngest learners in early childhood centers. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Early Learning BLAST Specialists strive to provide what these educators need in the field of early literacy by offering professional development opportunities.
The Carrick location is the most recently renovated library in the CLP system. It’s also the continent’s first Passive House library. Read on to learn more about the amazing features this neighborhood library has to offer.
Over in the West End, right next to the Library Support Center, is Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) – West End. According to CLP history, West End was the first location to host storytime almost a century ago. Read on to learn more about this neighborhood location.
For my next excursion, I took my trusty hatchback north, stopping to check out the Children’s space at CLP’s Allegheny location on Federal Street. Read on to find out what makes this Children’s space so special.
Every Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh neighborhood location has a unique room or space designated to and designed specifically for young children. I’ve been traveling around, talking with the Children’s Specialists in those spaces, and figuring out what makes each space special. My first destination was CLP – Squirrel Hill.
You are your child’s first and most important teacher. The Library is ready to support you as you help your child get ready for school!
When we think about STEM nowadays, we tend to picture robots rolling around the children’s space, iPads programmed with entertaining apps, or the newest buzzword in STEM: coding. And while, yes, all of those things do currently have the spotlight in STEM education right now, I’d like to talk about a branch of science that you might not think about as being part of STEM.
Pennsylvania’s One Book, Every Young Child celebrates early literacy during the month of April. Read on to learn more about this important initiative and how you can get involved.
So your child had a visit from the local CLP Children’s Specialist. What does that mean?
Reading to your little one is a wonderful way to spend some special time with him or her, but it is also an opportunity to teach your toddler a little more about things they experience in life every day, including what “angry” feels like, how to cope with disappointment or why it’s worthwhile to share with a friend.