Kingsport City Schools to host Early Literacy and School Readiness Training Event


KINGSPORT ‚¬ The Kingsport City Schools (KCS) Early Childhood Programs will host a training event on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 12:30 ‚¬ 2:30 p.m. located in the Tennessee Room at the KCS Administrative Support Center, 400 Clinchfield Street, third floor, downtown Kingsport.

The training event will focus on key school readiness practices in early literacy; family, community and school. The event will occur during the National Association for the Education of Young Childrens (NAEYC) Week of the Young Child Celebration that takes April 6‚¬12. KCS is partnering with the Appalachian Association for the Education of Young Children (AAEYC) the local affiliate of NAEYC, Sullivan County Imagination Library and the local TN-Child Care Resource and Referral Network to provide this training.

This is a free training event for childcare providers, directors/assistant directors, principals/assistant principals, preschool/kindergarten teachers, teaching assistants, and open to the public. Participants will receive two (2) hours of training credit.

For more information or to register for the training event, please contact Becky Warner at or call (423) 378.2160.

The National Association for the Education of Young Childrens (NAEYC) is the worlds largest organization working on behalf of young children from birth through age 8. NAEYC’s mission is to serve and act on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of all young children with primary focus on the provision of educational and developmental services and resources. For more information visit

Kingsport‚ City Schools is a public school system located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and an alternative school; with total enrollment reaching 6,500 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to be, Student Focused ‚¬¦ World Class.

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