Join us!

You’re invited to the Kansas Early Literacy Symposium on Friday, April 14, 2023, from 8:30am to 4pm at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library. Mark your calendar and save the day–you won’t want to miss this energizing day of professional development. Registration is now closed!

This engaging session will bring together early childhood educators and library and museum professionals who work with families of children aged birth through Kindergarten and their families.
Through a combination of professional instruction and group interaction, we will explore three key topics:

  • Engineering and Empathy – helping young children explore STEM concepts
  • Mind in the Making – promoting and practicing executive function life skills
  • Family Engagement – best practices, given a pandemic

Here is the day’s agenda.

For a sneak peek of our facilitator, Beth Fredericks, view this short video: “Just Enough Engagement”.

Cost: $20, includes content, handouts, refreshments and lunch.

Pay in cash at the door. No invoices will be sent, but printed receipts will be provided.

KDHE has approved this event for 5 Clock Hours.

Beginning January 11, register at:

Register early! Seating is limited and is expected to reach capacity.

Sponsored by North Central Kansas Libraries System and Northeast Kansas Library System. Contact Sandy Wilkerson ( or Anna Foote (