Determining the Effectiveness of a Literacy Toolkit for Informal Educators

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 3,8
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 5: Promoting Academic Success

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. implement early literacy interventions.
  2. collaborate with informal educators (parents and preschool teachers).
  3. identify key parent and early educator training strategies.


This project includes the development and evaluation of a literacy toolkit intervention for prekindergarten children, families and educators. The toolkit and training will be evaluated for its effectiveness as measured by direct prekindergarten language/literacy measures and parent/teacher perception surveys. Intended outcomes are to create a literacy intervention for families/preschool providers of at-risk preschool children, evaluate the intervention, and provide data for practitioners who wish to implement similar early interventions.



A. Casey McPherson, Southern Connecticut State University
Kerrie Chitwood, Cal State Monterey Bay
Zachary A. Taylor, Cal State Monterey Bay


Josh C. Warburg

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