Children Entering School Ready to Learn
Message from the CEO
We’ve been busy since the New Year and we couldn’t be more pleased! The busier we are, the more opportunities for people to become more knowledgeable about the importance of early education.
Last month we concluded Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! with double the participants in our provider network than the previous year! A few local celebrity readers also joined in the celebration by visiting some of our quality early child care centers to read to children in their classrooms.
We are taking the momentum and moving ahead to gear up for Children’s Week. We are asking that you all Give Us a Hand and join in this week long of children’s advocacy by creating hand art that will be adorned on the walls of the Florida State Capital the week of April 12 – 17, 2015.
Get involved, raise awareness and become an advocate for early education by contacting our Volunteer Coordinator, Jerry Brady.
Karen Willis, CWDP
CEO, Early Learning Coalition of Orange County
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…
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….
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.