Children Entering School Ready to Learn
Message from the CEO
Can you believe it’s already November? Most of us are looking forward to the holiday season - spending more quality time with our family and loved-ones. Soon enough, it will 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. Be one of the first 100 people to share how you and your family promote literacy in your household on our Facebook Fan Page and receive an age-appropriate book for your children 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.
Make new memories this holiday season by being a storyteller, having read-alongs and singing to your children it will make lasting impressions for years to come.
If you are looking for additional ideas that further promote literacy and learning, visit your local library for fun fall activities that you can do as a family.
Karen Willis, CWDP
CEO, Early Learning Coalition of Orange County
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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.