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Fostering Early Literacy in the Classroom and Treatment Room with Story Time

Presented by Sheneatha Frison


Discover how immersive story sessions can transform young learners into book-loving enthusiasts. Dive deep into the enchanting realms of print motivation, narrative proficiency, and vocabulary acquisition – all the secret ingredients to kickstart a child's literacy journey. Additionally, get recommendations for books & access to other materials that will ultimately enhance your story sessions.

This course is tailored to benefit educators and other professionals working with young children seeking to enhance learning and engagement during early childhood development.


Financial Disclosures –  SHENEATHA FRISON has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Nonfinancial Disclosures - SHENEATHA FRISON has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.



The participants will be able to…

-> Recall the concept of dialogic reading and its purpose in enhancing children's vocabulary within the context of a story.

-> Explain the characteristics of books that can be harnessed to encourage children's active participation in the storytelling process.

-> Demonstrate the use of various strategies to construct a literacy-rich and interactive story experience that engages young learners.

-> Develop innovative approaches for utilizing readily available materials to design and implement literacy-rich, interactive story sessions effectively.


1. Intro & Agenda (🕑5m 54s)
2. Why “Magical” Story Times are Important (🕑1m 53s)
3. Early Literacy Skills (🕑5m 25s)
4. Things to Consider as You Prepare and Share Stories (🕑29m 38s)
5. Tools for Bringing Stories to Life (🕑3m 49s)
6. Methods for Increasing Engagement (🕑3m 29s)
7. Incorporating Early Literacy Activities (🕑4m 36s)
8. Easy Meaningful Story Time Extension Activities (🕑1m 51s)
9. Other Tips & Tricks (🕑5m 30s)
10. Wrap Up (🕑1m 17s)


This Course Offers

The Following Certificates:


New York State Education Department, Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE)
Provider Code #23394
Approval Period: 3/29/22 - 3/29/2027

Young Child Learning is recognized by the New York State Education Department's Office of Teaching Initiatives as an approved sponsor of CTLE for Professional Classroom Teachers, School Leaders and Level III Teaching Assistants.


New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work (NYSED SW)
Provider Code #0365
Approval Period: 8/31/22- 8/31/25

Young Child Learning is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. Young Child Learning maintains responsibility for the program. Social work professionals should contact their regulatory board to confirm course approval for continuing education credits.


Association of Social Work Boards
Provider Code #1366
Approval Period: 3/30/22-3/30/25

Young Child Learning, #1366, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 3/30/22-3/30/25. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 General continuing education credits.


National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
Provider Code #1111
Approval Period: 4/1/23 - 4/1/25

This workshop provides NASP CPD credit for school psychologists.  Young Child Learning is approved by NASP (National Association of School Psychologists) to offer continuing education for school psychologists.  Young Child Learning maintains responsibility for the program.  Contact Young Child Learning with any questions or concerns at (212) 787-9700 ext. 3330 or via email at [email protected].  


This program is offered for  0.1 ASHA CEUS (Introductory Level)

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

ASHA Certification Maintenance Standards require that all certificate holders (CCC-A and CCC-SLP) must accumulate 30 Certificate Maintenance Hours (CMHs) of professional development during each 3-year certification maintenance interval in order to maintain their ASHA Certificates of Clinical Competence (CCC).


How to obtain your certificate:

  • You MUST watch all the video lessons. Afterwards, you will automatically be given access to the post-test and the evaluation form. 

  • You MUST pass the post-test (75% passing grade). You are able to take the test multiple times until you pass. 

  • You MUST answer and submit the evaluation form. 

You will receive your certificate within 1-12 business days after fulfilling the above requirements. Contact [email protected] for any issues/concerns.

Speaker's Biography

Sheneatha Frison is a versatile artist and educator with a remarkable career. She has graced the GRAMMYs stage as a supporting vocalist for Sam Smith, headlined her own off-Broadway production, "The Butterflies Show," and triumphed at the legendary Amateur Night at the Apollo.
Sheneatha's talents as a songwriter and storyteller have earned acclaim, with Tony award-winning choreographer George Faison describing her performances as "refreshing." With over 15 years of school outreach experience and a Master of Library and Information Science degree, she delivers impactful programs for children and offers storytelling and early literacy training for adults.
She is also a co-producer and co-star of a podcast and children's video series in collaboration with the Brooklyn Public Library. Sheneatha's workshops are known for their engaging, fun, and humorous approach, empowering educators and caregivers with tools to build strong reading foundations for children. Her dedication to inspiring through both art and education makes her a prominent figure in performance and early childhood development.

Host's Biography

Dr. Scott Mesh is the Director of Young Child Learning and the CEO and Co-Founder of Los Niños Services which serves 2,000 young children with special needs each year through homecare and center services. He is a Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with young children and their families and is an expert on assessing young children for developmental disabilities and autism. He has helped thousands of parents over the years make the transition to gaining help for their children through early childhood special education services. He is a leader in early childhood development and working effectively with parents.

Pricing: $19

Get access to this course for 6 months and obtain one certificate for $19.


Cancellation Policy

All purchases of recorded courses are final and non-refundable. Should you have any questions about your registration, access, or technical questions please contact our Administrator, Cari Laroza, at this email [email protected]. Thank you!




System Requirements

You can access this course from various devices and platforms, on both PC and Mac desktops/laptops, as well as Android and iOS mobile devices. Our system requirements for these follow below.

Minimum system requirements

  • Browser: The latest Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, or Opera for desktop/laptop
  • A broadband connection with a minimum speed of 5 Mbps

PC specific requirements

  • Platform: Windows 8.1 or higher with the latest updates installed
  • RAM: 4GB or more
  • Video: Graphics output capability
  • Sound: Sound output capability

Mac specific requirement

  • Platform: Mac OS X 10.12 or higher with the latest updates installed
  • RAM: 4GB or more
  • Video: Graphics output capability
  • Sound: Sound output capability

Mobile specific requirements

  • iOS 15.0 and above
  • Android 7.0 and above

Grievance Policy & Procedure

Young Child Learning will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants.
The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of Young Child Learning. All grievances must be submitted in writing (via e-mail or mail) within 7 days after purchase of the webinar. Any supporting documents must be included with the submitted complaint.
For all grievances, contact information (name, phone number, and email) must be provided in the case that the Young Child Learning team may need clarification.


Submit complaints in writing to Young Child Learning, 505 8th Avenue, Floor 12A Room 02, New York, NY 10018 or via email at [email protected].

Special Accommodations or Requests

Individuals in need of special accommodations should contact the Admin, Cari Laroza at (212) 787-9700 ext. 3330 to make a request. Include name, contact info, webinar details, and accommodation needs. Our team will review requests and respond within 7-12 business days. Confidentiality is maintained. Compliance with ADA is assured.


Requests for special accommodations must be made prior to purchasing the webinar.


Individuals will be informed if the request can be accommodated.  Once the individual confirms, the special accommodations will be secured. If the individual finds that they no longer need of the accommodations, they must inform the Admin.

For questions/inquiries:

Contact Cari Laroza (Administrator) for  any questions

at (212) 787-9700 ext. 3330 or via email at [email protected]