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RE-71-12-0016-12

University of Denver, Morgridge College of Education
Fiscal Year: 
2012
Award: 
$499,006.00
City: 
Denver
State: 
CO
Program: 
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
Program Categories: 
Scholarship Continuation
Issue Areas: 

The University of Denver Library and Information Science Program and its partners will use its grant to fund the Early Childhood Librarianship program, which is designed to increase the number of MLIS-degreed librarians who are prepared to serve the early literacy needs of very young children (0-5 years), caregivers, educators, and community coalitions. Almost all scholastic achievement is based on early literacy skills, and many young children are face substantial obstacles in acquiring these skills. In this program twenty scholarship recipients will study brain research, child development, and Spanish language, among other topics.