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#FloridaGLR is pleased to announce our March 12 technical assistance webinar at 10:30am Eastern time, featuring recent research about the importance of early and interactive talk on the developing brain. We'll introduce the LENA programs for parents and teachers, combining coaching sessions with the use of their unique “talk pedometer” technology to measure progress and provide data on home or classroom language environments as well as child language development. Early Learning Coalition staff, GLR partners and early learning practitioners working with infants & toddlers are encouraged to attend. Register at register.gotowebinar.com/register/7455289566555177217 ... See MoreSee Less

We've been encouraging new parents and early learning professionals to visit Talk With Me Baby.org for the past few years, and we also want to be sure our families who speak Spanish are familiar with the app, Háblame Bebé! It's content is available in Spanish and English! Thanks to Dr. Baralt at FIU for developing this helpful resource for encouraging language nutrition! ... See MoreSee Less

¡No lo olvides! #TipsHáblameBebé

We hope to see many of our afterschool colleagues later this week in Atlanta at the Foundations, Inc. #BeyondSchoolHours Conference. Jenn Faber, @FloridaGLR and Brian Hickey, Florida Afterschool Network, will be presenting on #PartnershipPotential of State GLR Campaigns with State Afterschool Networks, TH at 9:30am and FRI at 1:45pm. We also look forward to seeing our sunshine state friends at the FL reception on Friday night! ... See MoreSee Less

#FloridaGLR encourages all of our #Readingby3rd partners to Save this Date! Let's get every county in Florida involved in Attendance strategies! ... See MoreSee Less

Join us as we kick off Attendance Awareness Month ...

Great beginnings start at home – talk with your baby in your home language.

Los grandes comienzos inician en casa; habla con tu bebé en el idioma de tu hogar.

#FloridaGLR #PNCGrowUpGreat PNC
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This week we highlight Autherine Lucy - the 1st African-American student to attend the University of Alabama facing… https://t.co/FpVxIUzjpd

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Did You Know?

More than 60 percent of Florida’s fourth graders are not reading on grade level – hindering their success in the classroom and beyond.

The Florida Grade-Level Reading Campaign is working with communities and organizations statewide to boost early childhood literacy.

The Huddle

The online community of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Network.

Statistics Lottery

An alarming number of children – about 67 percent nationwide and more than 80 percent of those from low-income families – are not proficient readers by the end of third grade. This has significant and long-term consequences not only for each of those children, but for their communities and our nation as a whole. If left unchecked, this problem will undermine efforts to end intergenerational poverty, close the achievement gap and reduce high school dropout rates. Far fewer of the next generation will be prepared to succeed in a global economy, participate in higher education or enter military and civilian service.

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