Join School Literacy and Culture on the Rice University campus for our 21st annual Early Literacy Summit. During this one-day gathering, early childhood professionals will explore ways to foster high-quality teacher/child interaction, create classroom environments that stimulate higher-order thinking, and foster socio-emotional development in children.

Participants will have the opportunity to select and attend multiple breakout sessions, including a feature session by Patsy Cooper, author of When Stories Come to School and The Classrooms All Young Children Need, as well as sessions led by School Literacy and Culture staff, mentors and guests. Interactive sessions will explore activities and questioning techniques that build trusting classroom relationships, promote early literacy development, and encourage children to think critically and creatively.

Payment by Check
If your school needs to pay by check, please contact slc@rice.edu for an invoice. We must receive a purchase order before you can register your teachers. All checks must be received by January 24, 2020.

Substitution Policy
Schools may substitute a different teacher for the original registration up to 15 working days before class starts. Substitution requests before the deadline must be made in writing to slc@rice.edu. A 10 percent processing fee will apply.

Refund Policy
Due to the high demand for courses, registrations are considered final 15 working days before class starts. Refund requests before the deadline must be made in writing to slc@rice.edu. A 10 percent processing fee will subtracted from all refunds.


Registration for our 2020 Winter Early Literacy Summit is now closed.

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