The New York Public Library is an essential early literacy partner to families before their children enter school. It is therefore in an ideal and unique position to enhance early literacy skills during these critical years. NYPL launched an enhanced early literacy program, beginning with 20 branches in fall 2015 and expanded to 87 in 2017. This enhanced early literacy presence consists of enhanced storytimes, family literacy workshops, Pre-K for All and 3-K for All partnerships, and various partnerships with other city and state organizations, such as the Department of Education, City’s First Readers, the Department of Mental Health and Hygiene, the Administration of Children’s Services, NYC’s Early Learning Network and Ready to Read at NY Libraries.
The Early Childhood Education Intern will support the early literacy department’s initiatives with a focus on the Tremont and Morrisania branches, including supporting branch staff with early literacy programming, school partnerships and outreach. This position involves developing print materials or activity curricula to assist branch staff delivering programs, culminating in a final early literacy program pilot conducted in Tremont and Morrisania.
Reporting to the Early Literacy Coordinator, the Early Childhood Education Intern will: