Children Entering School Ready to Learn
Message From the CEO
Quality early care and education providers are instrumental in setting an important foundation for future academic success. Friday, May 8th is National Provider Appreciation Day and we recognize the more than 700 early care and education providers who proudly, and tirelessly, serve Orange County’ youngest children of which over 26,000 are funded by the Coalition. Thank you all for the role you play in the lives of our community’s youngest children!!!
To help ensure that more of our children can receive access to high-quality early learning opportunities, The First Five Years Gala will be taking place Saturday, June 13, at Disney’s World ShowPlace Pavilion at Epcot. Tickets are available for purchase for the evening featuring live entertainment, a unique silent auction and delectable dinner. Proceeds from this wonderful event will benefit Orange County’s youngest citizens. We hope to see you there!
Karen Willis, CWDP
CEO, Early Learning Coalition of Orange County
Each year, the Friday before Mother’s Day is set aside to acknowledge the important work of early childhood professionals. Provider Appreciation Day is a day to recognize child care providers, teachers and other educators of young children everywhere – a day to show appreciation for the tireless efforts of providers…
Child care isn’t a luxury. It’s a necessity. Check out this article written by one of our Celebrity Readers, Orlando Sentinel Columnist, Beth Kassab. Kassab examines the growing costs of child care in Orange County. You can make a difference. Support the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County!Every $1 raised locally…
The Early Learning Coalition of Orange County would like to thank our Celebrity Readers who participated in Celebrate Literacy week, a partnership between the Just Read, Florida! Office, Florida Department of Education (FDOE), and the 31 Early Learning Coalitions in Florida. Our readers took time out from their busy schedules…
Help Orange County children strengthen their literacy skills and enter school ready to learn by participating in Florida’s 6th annual Celebrate Literacy Week, January 26th-30th, 2015. Participate in Florida’s Million Minute Marathon by logging the total amount of minutes you read to children each day from Monday, January 26th to…
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…
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.