Children Entering School Ready to Learn
Message from the CEO
Though your child may regularly be exposed to literacy while attending an educational program, studies show the more children are exposed to to a broad spectrum of words the more enhanced vocabulary attributes to higher standardized testing scores.
September is National Literacy Month, we encourage you to share your favorite stories with children and ask them to share theirs with you!
Let's continue to set our children up for future academic success!
Karen Willis, CWDP
CEO, Early Learning Coalition of Orange County
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…
Exploring Animals from Around the World at the Library Calling all curious kids! It’s time to go wild at the Orange County Library this summer as we explore animals from around the world. This 8-week program series, National Geographic Wild Tails, runs through August 12 and will be held at…
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…
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and we are planting pinwheels as a reminder of the happy childhoods and bright futures that all children deserve as well as the important role we all play in ensuring every child has an equal opportunity for healthy growth and development. Prevent…
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.