Families and Work Institute seeks library and museum input

Little boy readingIf your library or museum has organized programs to help children develop their skills and their mind, the Families and Work Institute (FWI) asks that you fill out their brief survey. Data pulled from this survey will aid FWI in developing a nation report on the roles that libraries and museums play in supporting children, families, and the professionals who work with them.

For the past 14 years, Mind in the Making, a program of FWI, has been sharing research on what we can do to help children thrive now and in the future. They have been calling attention to the importance of early brain development and promoting Executive Function skills, which study after study reveals have been a critical missing piece in efforts to promote school readiness and school, work and life success.

Surveys should be submitted by December 22, 2014 to be included. More information is available at the IMLS blog, Museums and Libraries: Be a Part of our Brain Building Journey.

About Emily Sheketoff

Emily Sheketoff is the former Associate Executive Director of the American Library Association's Washington Office.

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