Keynote Address: Dr. Sarah Enos Watamura, Associate Professor, Denver CO
The Effects of Toxic Stress on Children. Presentations slides here.​

Workshop Sessions

Beyond Read, Write, Talk, Sing and Play: Growing Executive Function in Storytime- Mary Kuehner and Laurieanne Armstrong, Arapahoe Library District​

Parents Have the Power: Engaging Families through a Group Model- Traci Martin, LENA Research Foundation​

Bilingual Storytime: Best Practices, Challenges and Resources – Alberto Pellicer and Lupita Ramos, Denver Public Library

Fun is the Final Product: Process Art for Toddlers and Preschoolers- Kristen Bodine, Louisville Public Library; Katie O’Brian, Denver Public Library

Beyond Pete the Cat, Peppa Pig, and the Pigeon: Fresh Storytime Selections for 2017 – Dawn Bergman and Laura Olson, Douglas County Libraries

I Can Do It Myself!: Self-Directed Exploration in Early Childhood Library Events- Andrea Cleland, Clearview Library District

Beyond Preschools: Taking Early Literacy Programming into the Community- Beth Crist, Colorado State Library

The Importance of Movement in Storytime- Lisa Dengerink, Denver Public Library

What Makes a Book a Potential CLEL Bell Award Book?- Kimberly Powers, Englewood Public Library; Jennifer Miera, Denver Public Library​

Treehouse Training- Alice Meacham and Suzanne McGowan, Anythink Libraries​

Birth to Two – What to Do? Fun and Effective Storytimes for Mixed Baby-Toddler Age Groups- Ruth Trask, High Plains Library District​

Beyond Television: The Digital Learning Resources of Rocky Mountain PBS- Kathleen Bottagaro, Rocky Mountain PBS​

Panel Discussion: Outside Storytime- Panel Moderator: Beth Christ, Colorado State Library
Panel: Alice Meacham and Amy Easley, Anythink Libraries

Libraries Supporting Family, Friend, and Neighbor Child Care Providers in Early Literacy: Growing Readers
Together’s First Year- Joyce Johnson and Pamela Mejia De Rodriguez, Growing Readers Together​

Research Findings on ECRR- Lu Benke, University of Northern Colorado

Failures, Flops, and Moving Forward- Jeniece Truman, Denver Public Library