Children Entering School Ready to Learn
Message from the CEO
Can you believe it’s already November? Many of us are looking forward to the holiday season so we can spend more quality time with our family and loved-ones. Soon enough, it’ll be the New Year!
Did you know November is also National Family Literacy Month? Bring the holidays in by reading your favorite childhood storybooks as a family. Share how your family promotes literacy in your household on our Facebook Fan Page, and receive an age-appropriate book for your child ages 0 - 5 from the Coalition. For sharing with us, you will also receive an opportunity to enter for a grand prize at the end of the month.
If you are looking for activities that further promote literacy and learning, visit to your local library for fun fall activities that you can do as a family.
Make new memories this holiday season while ensuring the learning never ends and you will have plenty of reasons to be thankful.
Karen Willis, CWDP
CEO, Early Learning Coalition of Orange County
Technology for Children: How much is too much? Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Important information for caretakers, parents and teachers regarding the use of digital media for children. Pay extra attention to the way material is presented when selecting media for young children-overuse of cuts between scenes, or jumps in time or…
We are all set for this year’s State of Early Care and Education discussion panel over the topic of “Technology for Children: How much is too much?” Our panel of experts will discuss age-appropriate practices and utilization of technology for young children in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world of technology….
According to the Florida Department of Education, summer reading loss refers to the decline in children’s reading development that specially occurs during summer vacation times when children are away from the classroom and not participating in literacy programs. Summer learning loss contributes to the achievement gap in reading performance between…
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As temperatures across the country continue to escalate above average highs, it is more important than ever to understand the health effects for children. Infants and young children are particularly sensitive to the effects of extreme heat and must rely on others to keep them safe. When left in a hot…
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs Supports Early Care and Education
No Time to Waste
We all want to remember our children’s first steps, first words, first tooth and all of the important milestones in their development. From the time a child is born, there are only 2,000 days until kindergarten. The Early Learning Coalition of Orange County works to help parents ensure that their children enter school ready to learn.