3-6-9 Series | The Life Long Value of Early Literacy

Calgary Reads | Janet Lane, Director of the Human Capital Centre, Canada West Foundation

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Hear from Janet Lane, Director of the Human Capital Centre, Canada West Foundation, and two other dynamic advocates of early literacy and education as we discuss the challenges of children getting left behind this year, and what it could mean for all of us in years to come.

We all know the value of early literacy – as it prepares children for a life rich in experience. In fact, it is the single most important skill for successful living, learning and working in today’s world. Having good literacy skills is associated with improved health, better employment history, increased income, and for a country, increasing literacy leads GDP growth.

As a mother of four adult children, Janet knows the value of early literacy, and as a researcher into literacy and other cognitive skills, she links literacy to success in further learning, the workplace, communities and in the economy as a whole.

Janet will talk about her recent work in the value of literacy throughout life, and how it is the most important skill for learning and managing the changing world of work.

The 3-6-9 Series is hosted by Calgary Reads. Why 3-6-9? At age three, we’re helping children develop the vocabulary they need to be school-ready at age six, and to be able to successfully make the shift at age nine from learning to read, to reading to learn—so they can succeed in school and in life.

Keep an eye out for details as we continue this three-part speaker series on February 17 and March 17.

January 20, 2021 at 3:00 PM in Edmonton
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