Childcare Centers & Preschools

The Bringing Books to Life! program helps teachers find fun and innovative ways to promote books in their classrooms. Together with teachers, we strive to inspire children to want to read.

Bringing Books to Life! offers two components to Childcare Centers and Preschools:

Preschool Literacy Program

The Preschool Literacy Program is our main partnership opportunity for childcare centers and preschools. Any child care center in Davidson County that enrolls children ages 3 to 5 in a full-time preschool or pre-kindergarten program may participate. Child care providers or teachers at participating centers are eligible to receive up to 6 professional development hours.

There are three components to the Preschool Literacy Program:

  • In-service days (teachers)
  • Story times and a visit from the Puppet Truck (children)
  • Workshops and other resources (parents)

Puppet Truck

The Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck delivers free, literature-based puppet shows by performing artists from the library. The Puppet Truck is available for organizations and events. Shows are appropriate for all ages, pre-K to seniors. Contact us for more information.

Additional Training Opportunities

Once an initial partnership has been established through the Preschool Literacy Program, centers are eligible to host any other training opportunities we provide.

  • Read It Again!
  • Every Child Ready to Read
  • Early Literacy & Story times
  • Rock ‘N Rhyme Baby
  • Puppet Making for Teachers
  • Friends with Feelings – Puppet Talking with Young Children
  • Create! Imagine! Play!

Bringing Books to Life

Bringing Books to Life helps educators and parents find fun and innovative ways to inspire children to read.

Read about our Preschool Literacy Program

Elizabeth Atack, Program Coordinator
615.862.5773

GROW

Megan Godbey, Adult Literacy Coordinator/GROW facilitator
615.862.5804 x6850

Klem-Mari Cajigas, Bilingual GROW Project Facilitator
615.862.5804 x6851

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