Parent Child Workshops

Mondays, Oct. 2 - 30  9 - 10 a.m.   Library Auditorium

The Parent/Child Workshop is a five week program that involves toddlers and their parents/caregivers; features local professionals who serve as resources for parents; emphasizes the role of parents as the first teachers of their children; facilitates early intervention; and teaches strategies for healthy child development and early literacy. These workshops will be offered every fall and spring.

For children 3 and younger and their parent/caregiver. Children 5 and under are welcome.

Space limited to 15 families. Registration is required.

 10/02/17  Introduction  Linda Gray, Youth Services Librarian
 10/09/17  Music and Movement  Kristin Omo, Champions for Children
 10/16/17  Speech and Hearing  Suzanne Kraus, Speech-Language Pathology
 10/23/17  Child Development  Debbie Lauman, Champions for Children
 10/30/17  Nutrition  Jackie Erlandson, St Paul Children's Foundation
Waiting List for Parent Child Workshop

The Parent Child Workshops for Fall 2017 are full. 

However, you can place your name on our waiting list and we will contact you, should we have any cancellations.

The Parent Child workshops will be repeated Spring 2018.

* Required
What is a Family Place Library?

Family Place Libraries™ is a network of children's librarians nationwide who believe that literacy begins at birth and that libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families. Family Place Libraries™ promotes a national model for transforming public libraries into welcoming, developmentally appropriate early learning environments for very young children, their parents, and caregivers. Based on research about the importance of early brain development, Family Place Libraries™ supports the essential role of parents as first teachers and addresses the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive aspects of child development to help build a foundation for learning during the critical first years of life.


This program is possible thanks to a grant from the Texas State Library Archives & Commission and funds from the Friends of the Tyler Public Library.

Changes in the Library

Grant & gift funds have allowed the library to add new developmental materials for the public and a selection for program use.

The material for the public is in our Cottage, located in the children's area. The program material is used in story times and during Parent Child Workshops.

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