Serving Latino Children andFamilies in Virginia LibrariesKatie CunninghamTraining Specialist / Consultantwww.bilingualchil...
Today’s Presentation   Demographics   Cultural Considerations   Latino Children and School Success   Resources   Prog...
DemographicsQuick facts about Hispanics in theUnited States and Virginia
A brief word about terminology   “Hispanic” and “Latino” are often used    interchangeably in the United States,    thoug...
WHO IS THE LATINOCHILD?
Who is the Latino child?   The Latino community is extremely    diverse!   The Hispanic/Latino community in the    Unite...
Latinos make up the largest minoritygroup in the United States.   There are more than 50 million Latinos in    the United...
Latinos are in the South.   36% of Hispanics living in the U.S. live in    the South.   The Hispanic population in the S...
Virginia   Virginia is one of 16 states with a Hispanic    population of at least 500,000.   The number of Hispanics in ...
SERVING LATINOIMMIGRANTSCultural Considerations
CULTURAL CONSIDERATIONS Language Barrier Cultural Barrier    Systemic Differences    Librería Family Personal relati...
Latino Children and SchoolSuccessChallenges and opportunities
Early Literacy and School Readiness   More than 3 out of 5 Latino children are    growing up in a home where at least one...
What is the role of the library?   Bilingual and Spanish books   Storytimes   Early literacy workshops   Homework help...
Resources
Professional Development   ¡Cuéntame un cuento! Latino Cultural    Inclusion in Juvenile Collections       A webinar off...
REFORMA   National Organization to Promote Library    and Information Services to Latinos and    the Spanish-Speaking   ...
REFORMA
Colorín Colorado   Bilingual sister-site of Reading    Rockets   Provides information, activities and    advice for educ...
Colorín Colorado
Para los Niños   A family learning program for    parents whose first language is    Spanish   Developed in collaboratio...
Para los Niños
¡Es Divertido Hablar Dos Idiomas!   My blog dedicated to all things    bilingual storytime and library    services to Lat...
¡Es Divertido Hablar Dos Idiomas!
Programming IdeasArroz con lecheLoteríaDía de los Muertos
¡Arroz con leche!
The Cazuela that the Farm MaidenStirred
¡Tiempo de música!               “Arroz con leche”                                  From/De Jugemos a Cantar Music Time!  ...
Arroz con leche / Rice Pudding
Imagination / Imaginación Let’s Make Arroz con    Cocinamos arroz con        Leche                   leche2 cups of rice  ...
¡Arroz con leche!
Centros dedescubrimiento Discovery Centers                                  1.   A taste of arroz con                     ...
Lotería
Playing Lotería / El juego de la lotería
Just in Case
El Día de los Muertos / The Day of theDead
El Día de los Muertos / The Day of theDead
El Día de los Muertos / The Day of theDead
Questions?Final thoughts and a special treat forYOU!
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  • Explain that this presentation is focusing on Latino communities that have been recently established, are growing and largely consist of first generation predominantly Spanish-speaking immigrants and their children.
  • This answers WHY to serving Latino children and families. Bilingual storytimes, early literacy workshops and homework help should all be mentioned.
  • Serving Latino Children and Families in Virginia Libraries

    1. 1. Serving Latino Children andFamilies in Virginia LibrariesKatie CunninghamTraining Specialist / Consultantwww.bilingualchildrensprogramming.blogspot.com
    2. 2. Today’s Presentation Demographics Cultural Considerations Latino Children and School Success Resources Programming Ideas Questions
    3. 3. DemographicsQuick facts about Hispanics in theUnited States and Virginia
    4. 4. A brief word about terminology “Hispanic” and “Latino” are often used interchangeably in the United States, though some people may prefer one over another, or prefer a nomenclature that references their specific country or origin (such as Mexican American). “Hispanic” was first used as racial identifier by the Census in 1970. The new Census uses Hispanic or Latino. The Hispanic Population: 2010
    5. 5. WHO IS THE LATINOCHILD?
    6. 6. Who is the Latino child? The Latino community is extremely diverse! The Hispanic/Latino community in the United States can include immigrants from Latin American countries, the Caribbean and Spain, as well as native born Americans. Not all Latinos speak Spanish. Food, customs and language can be very different within the Latino community depending on what country one’s heritage is from.
    7. 7. Latinos make up the largest minoritygroup in the United States. There are more than 50 million Latinos in the United States; this is over 16% of the population. The Hispanic population grew by 43% between 2000 and 2010. Over half of the growth in the total population of the United States between 2000 and 2010 was due to the increase in the Hispanic population. Latinos are the fastest growing demographic in the United States.
    8. 8. Latinos are in the South. 36% of Hispanics living in the U.S. live in the South. The Hispanic population in the South grew by 57% between 2000 and 2010 This is four times the growth of the total population in the South.
    9. 9. Virginia Virginia is one of 16 states with a Hispanic population of at least 500,000. The number of Hispanics in Virginia doubled over the last decade. 9% of K-12 students in Virginia are Hispanic. Virginia has the 4th largest Salvadoran population in the United States.
    10. 10. SERVING LATINOIMMIGRANTSCultural Considerations
    11. 11. CULTURAL CONSIDERATIONS Language Barrier Cultural Barrier  Systemic Differences  Librería Family Personal relationship / Trust Outreach is a critical component to delivering service
    12. 12. Latino Children and SchoolSuccessChallenges and opportunities
    13. 13. Early Literacy and School Readiness More than 3 out of 5 Latino children are growing up in a home where at least one parent is an immigrant More Latino children are growing up in poverty than any other race Latino children are underrepresented in early childhood education programs Latino youth are less likely to complete high school than other demographics
    14. 14. What is the role of the library? Bilingual and Spanish books Storytimes Early literacy workshops Homework help programs
    15. 15. Resources
    16. 16. Professional Development ¡Cuéntame un cuento! Latino Cultural Inclusion in Juvenile Collections  A webinar offered through LUCY, September Connecting with the Spanish-Speaking Community  A four-week online course offered through the Library of Virginia that begins October 1. Bilingual Storytime at Your Biblioteca  A four-week online course offered through the Library of Virginia that begins January 14.
    17. 17. REFORMA National Organization to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking Interactive forums Bi-annual conference Toolkit for Dealing with Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Book Reviews, Bibliographies and Programming Ideas Reforma Southeast
    18. 18. REFORMA
    19. 19. Colorín Colorado Bilingual sister-site of Reading Rockets Provides information, activities and advice for educators and Spanish- speaking families of English- language learners Early literacy and school readiness articles Reading tip sheets for parents
    20. 20. Colorín Colorado
    21. 21. Para los Niños A family learning program for parents whose first language is Spanish Developed in collaboration by Children’s Museum of Houston and Houston Public Library All materials are available in English and Spanish for free!
    22. 22. Para los Niños
    23. 23. ¡Es Divertido Hablar Dos Idiomas! My blog dedicated to all things bilingual storytime and library services to Latino families Program ideas, handouts, discovery centers, flannelboard patterns, book reviews, articles and more!
    24. 24. ¡Es Divertido Hablar Dos Idiomas!
    25. 25. Programming IdeasArroz con lecheLoteríaDía de los Muertos
    26. 26. ¡Arroz con leche!
    27. 27. The Cazuela that the Farm MaidenStirred
    28. 28. ¡Tiempo de música! “Arroz con leche” From/De Jugemos a Cantar Music Time! Arroz con lecheCantando canciones con suniño(a) es una manera Me quiero casardivertida a ayudarle aaprender palabras nuevas Con una señorita de la(vocabulario) y adesarrollar la habilidad de capital.escuchar y manipular variossonidos (la conciencia Que sepa coser, que sepafonológica). Ambos sonhabilidades de pre- bordaralfabetización muyimportantes. Que sepa abrir la puerta para ir a jugar.Singing songs together is afun way to help your child Con ésta sí, con ésta nolearn new words(vocabulary), and develop Con esta señorita me casothe ability to hear andmanipulate sounds yo.(phonologicalawareness). These areboth important pre-readingskills!
    29. 29. Arroz con leche / Rice Pudding
    30. 30. Imagination / Imaginación Let’s Make Arroz con Cocinamos arroz con Leche leche2 cups of rice 2 tazas de arroz2 cups of water 2 taza de aguaSome cinnamon sticks Unas rajitas de canela4 cups of milk 4 tazas de leche½ cup of sugar Media taza de azucarA pinch of salt Unos granitos de sal
    31. 31. ¡Arroz con leche!
    32. 32. Centros dedescubrimiento Discovery Centers 1. A taste of arroz con leche / El sabor deLos padres pueden ayudar asus niños(as) con actividades arroz con lecheen los tres centros dedescubrimiento. Cada centrosugiere algunos tópicos paraconversar y preguntar a susniños(as). Estos centrosayudan al desarrollo de pre- 2. Everybody Eats /alfabetización y preparaciónescolar. Comemos TodosParents can help theirchildren with the activities atthe three discovery centers.Each discovery centersuggests topics to talk withyour child about andquestions to ask him or her.These stations each helpbuild early literacy andschool readiness skills.
    33. 33. Lotería
    34. 34. Playing Lotería / El juego de la lotería
    35. 35. Just in Case
    36. 36. El Día de los Muertos / The Day of theDead
    37. 37. El Día de los Muertos / The Day of theDead
    38. 38. El Día de los Muertos / The Day of theDead
    39. 39. Questions?Final thoughts and a special treat forYOU!
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