See attached Flyer: "Colorado Humanities has raised funds to provide support for educators to attend the Institute in Denver October 25, 26, and 27, including payment of fees, travel costs, and support for book purchases to implement the program as part of their family literacy or classroom activities."
"The Motheread curriculum encourages adults to hold or sit close to children as they read great children’s literature aloud and to talk about how the story relates to their lives. Adult educators learn how to teach parents activities that reinforce comprehension, such as acting out the story with simple props, singing, creating visual art, and games. Children and parents discover the vital connection between literature and their life experience, resulting in improved communications, reasoning abilities, critical thinking, social and personal values judgment, and decision-making."
See attached job description:
"The Motheread/Fatheread Colorado (MFC) Coordinator is a full-time temporary six-month position (ideally October 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012). To facilitate data-gathering and relationship-building with agencies implementing the program, the MFC Coordinator will work directly with agencies providing literacy programs, including Motheread/Fatheread Colorado. The Coordinator will also work with staff of other humanities councils implementing a Motheread curriculum to help Colorado Humanities design and use tools that measure program effectiveness. The MFC Coordinator will serve under the supervision of the Director of Programs & Center for the Book."