Children Entering School Ready to Learn
Message from the CEO
Summer is here and so is the heat! Because of rising temperatures, we are urging caretakers and parents of young children to keep safety first. Do not leave your child in a vehicle and look always remember to look before you lock your vehicle. You can prevent tragedy from striking your community with these simple tips. The safety and well-being of our future citizens shouldn’t and will not be taken lightly.
It is our responsibility to do all that we can to ensure that our children have the best possible start in life. While we hope that you are enjoying the summer months, we encourage you to read to your children at least 30 minutes a day. Doing this helps give your child a solid foundation to enhance language and literacy.
With your help, we can ensure learning never stops.
Karen Willis, CWDP
CEO, Early Learning Coalition of Orange County
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