April Doner
I'm an ABCD practitioner, storyteller / roving illustrator and coach / consultant based in Indianapolis, IN. I was drawn to community and knowing peoples' gifts from a very young age, but found the words that matched my passion in college in 2005 when my favorite Sociology professor handed me the "big green book" (McKnight & Kretzmann's original ABCD book.) I practice ABCD in my own neighborhood and most recently have been leading a national project coaching capturing learnings from museums and libraries who are engaging with their communities using an ABCD framework. I have a wonderful 3 year old daughter and also enjoy exploring how ABCD helps parents, children and families thrive through my own experiments in cultivating neighborly mutuality in my own life.

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ABCD Resources on Early Childhood Literacy?

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By: April Doner
Posted in: Reflections and Ideas
ABCD Resources on Early Childhood Literacy?

Hey y'all,

Does anyone have resource recommendations on ABCD and Early Childhood Literacy?

I'm flying out to NY to join some library leaders around this topic in a couple of weeks and haven't seen much over the years specifically speaking to ABCD and this topic.

Anything you can share would be much appreciated!   (Including materials that may include ABCD-related but not explicit examples, concepts or practices)


~ April