August 15, 2012

Colorado Humanities invites you to join the National Initiative on School Readiness, by attending a FREE Motheread + Teacheread Institute or Story Exploring Workshop through our Motheread/Fatheread Colorado program.

The national, award-winning Motheread®, Teacheread®, and Story Exploring® curricula prepare children for school by helping adults share books with them. The Motheread curriculum is for adult educators and administrators who regularly work with groups of parents. The Teacheread curriculum is for adult educators who regularly work with teacher aides and childcare providers who may have lower literacy skills. Our 3-day Motheread+Teacheread Institute offers training in both curricula. Two college credits are available for this training.


Motheread + TeachereadInstitute

September 18 – 20


Motheread + Teacheread Institute

October 2 - 4


Motheread + TeachereadInstitute

November 6 – 8

Story Exploring, a6-hour training in one day, is for childcare providers, preschool teachers, librarians and others who have strong literacy skills and regularly work with groups of young children.

August 31 Denver

September 21 Pueblo

October 5 Rifle

October 22 Lakewood

October 23 Lakewood

October 25 Denver

October 26 Denver

November 9 Colorado Springs (FULL)

Participants in the Story Exploring Training for Educators can count these 6 documented training hours towards their Qualistar Rating™ score. To learn more about the Qualistar Rating™ please visit

Training, books, lodging (if needed),evaluationand other support is available for adult and early childhood educators, childcare providers, librarians and administrators through the generous support of the Social Innovation Fund, provided in Colorado by Mile High United Way and the Corporation for Community and National Service, Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation, The Jefferson Foundation, The Denver Foundation, Daniels Fund, Packard Foundation, and Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book.

Please join us in helping to prepare all Colorado children for school entry. We know you're doing great work, which is why you're invited to be a part of this national initiative to close the achievement gap where it starts: in those early years when language-learning first occurs.

To reserve your place for training, or more information please contact:

Kim Turner

Motheread/Fatheread Colorado Coordinator

303.894.7951 x12


Preparing children for school, one story at a time.