Professional Development for Child Care Providers

The San Antonio Public Library's Little Read Wagon early literacy training (for those who work with children five and younger) is fun and FREE.

Frequently asked questions

Q. What is the training topic?
A. Little Read Wagon workshops are always about early literacy! For the 2018-19 school year we will offer two workshop topics: "Early Literacy Basics" especially for new teachers, and "Why? Using non-fiction in early childhood settings."

Q. Who may attend?
A. We welcome anyone who lives or works in Bexar County, works directly with young children (birth-five years) and wants to learn about how to help young children develop early literacy skills. Children may not attend with you.

Q. How often may I attend?
A. You may attend each training topic once per school year. Topics change as new workshops are developed. Please check your certificate for the title and date of the last training you attended.

Q. How do I register?
A. First, please carefully read the flyer for the workshop. On the flyer, you will find a link to a pre-registration form. Please complete the form and we will notify you using or the email address or phone number you provide. A response from you will be required to confirm your registration. View the "Early Literacy Basics" flyer here: Questions about registration? Call 207-2531 anytime.

Q. How much does the training cost?
A. Thanks to the City of San Antonio and the hard work of the San Antonio Public Library Foundation the training is FREE! For workshops held at the Central Library, you will need $5 cash or credit to pay for parking in the garage.

Q. How should I dress?
A. We recommend comfortable, casual clothes and that you wear layers or bring a sweater or light jacket especially if you tend to be cold.

Q. Can I use this workshop towards my annual training hours?
A. All participants are given a certificate of clock hours which can be used towards the annual training required by the Texas Licensing Law, Rules & Minimum Standards.

Q. I'm a certified teacher, do you offer CPE hours towards the renewal of my teaching certificate?
A. No, Little Read Wagon does not offer CEU's or CPE hours.

For more professional development opportunities try:
Agrilife Extension
Alamo Workforce Solutions
Connect to Quality (Region 20)
Pre-K 4 SA
San Antonio Association for the Education of Young Children (SAAEYC)
Family Service Association
Voices for Children

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