Coaching for Early Literacy Support
Training OST Staff to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners
By Lori Severino, Sinead Meehan, & Lauren Fegely
Many out-of-school time (OST) sites are incorporating literacy time in their programming to capitalize on the benefits associated with literacy instruction (Pelatti & Piasta, 2017). Afterschool is a perfect opportunity to foster a love of reading in children. Expanded learning in afterschool programs can make a difference in both short-term and long-term academic outcomes (Vandell, 2012).