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Fall STARS series

Earn STARS credits for free. Please register online. 2 STARS credits per workshop.

Due to state requirements only adults may attend STARS classes.

1, 2, 3 Baby's on My Knee

Drawing from the world of nursery rhymes, playful movement and music and books, this lively, interactive workshop will provide a ready-to-go collection of activities to share with babies. Ideas for adapting these actions for use with older children will be included.

Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander Street

Saturday, Oct. 7 • 1 - 3 p.m.

Edmonds Library, 650 Main Street

Saturday, Oct. 21 • 1 - 3 p.m.

Granite Falls Library, 815 E. Galena Street

Saturday, Nov. 4 • 2 - 4 p.m

Storytime Spectacular

Learn how to put together a storytime for preschoolers that helps promote kindergarten readiness and a love of reading through stories, songs, movement activities and more.

Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Avenue

Wednesday, Oct. 11 • 6 - 8 p.m.

Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.

Saturday, Oct. 14 • 10 a.m. - 12 noon

Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Avenue

Sunday, Oct. 15 • 10 a.m. - 12 noon

Wiggly Babies are Happy Babies

Neuroscience has shown that movement is essential for healthy brain development in children. Explore movement activities that will support development in babies from birth to twenty-four months of age. Participants will be introduced to the Sno-Isle Libraries collection to support infant movement.

Lake Stevens Library, 1804 Main Street

Saturday, Oct. 7 • 10 a.m. - 12 noon

Mill Creek Library, 15429 Bothell-Everett Hwy

Sunday, Oct. 22 • 10 a.m. - 12 noon

Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W

Sunday, Nov. 19 • 10 a.m. - 12 noon

Kindergarten Readiness, What Can You Do?

There's a lot of buzz these days about the expectations for children entering kindergarten. Are your kids ready? Discover fun ways to enhance cognitive and mathematics skills in everyday spaces, with everyday materials that lead children to school readiness.

Marysville Library, 6120 Grove Street

Wednesday, Oct. 18 • 6 - 8 p.m.

Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive

Wednesday, Oct. 25 • 6 - 8 p.m.

Sultan Library, 319 Main Street

Saturday, Nov. 18 • 10 a.m. - 12 noon

Classes for early childhood educators, parents and caregivers

Sno-Isle Libraries offers a series of STARS classes every fall, winter and spring. These classes are led by Sno-Isle Libraries staff who are state approved trainers and have an expertise in early literacy and early learning. All classes are offered in our community libraries (unless noted otherwise). Classes are always free. The classes meet the ongoing professional development requirements outlined by the Washington state Department of Early Learning.

Parents and caregivers are welcome to attend these classes as well.

If you would like to be notified when our next STARS classes are announced for winter, subscribe below to our email list. For specific questions about STARS contact our Early Learning Coordinator, Joy Feldman.

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