Florida GLR Director, Jenn Faber, & FAN Director, Brian Hickey, present at the Beyond School Hours Conference


Florida Children’s Council’s #FLAfterschoolNetwork Director Brian Hickey and #FloridaGLR Director Jenn Faber attended, networked and presented at last week’s #BSH18Orlando Conference. It was great to see a dedicated track of GLR workshops offered, plus this year’s Champion of Children Award Honoree was Barbara Bush, Barbara Bush Foundation!

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Florida GLR presents and introduction to Talk With Me Baby at the ELC of Sarasota County


Our #FloridaGLR Campaign was pleased to present ‘An introduction to Talk With Me Baby’ at the Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County 17th Annual Conference for Providers, this past weekend. This was our 11th presentation across Florida introducing this fabulous resource for parents and providers of infant/toddlers. If you’d like us to present at your upcoming early learning conference, please contact jfaber@floridacsc.org for more details.

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FGLRC sponsors three ‘Intro to Talk With Me Baby’ presentations at FLAEYC and United Way Suncoast


Our #FloridaGLR Campaign proudly sponsored three ‘Intro to Talk With Me Baby’ presentations over the past three days at #FLAEYC2017 in Orlando and at United Way Suncoast in Tampa! Special thanks to the Barbara Bush Foundation for sponsoring the TWMB Toolkit, allowing everyone to benefit from this free online resource for health care professionals, early educators and parents! Please contact jfaber@floridacsc.org if your Florida agency would like to request an ‘Intro to TWMB’ presentation in your county!

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FGLRC participates in the Florida Children’s Council Annual Legislative Meeting with legislators, state agency secretaries and other key state leaders, December 2017


This week, Florida Children’s Council Board Members and staff had the opportunity to meet with State Legislators, Agency Secretaries & Directors, and community leaders to discuss legislative priorities for the 2018 Session! We are thrilled to work with so many influential individuals who are advocating for a brighter future for Florida’s children & families!

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Florida Grade-Level Reading Communities participate in Lectio’s Raising Literacy Rates Institute

Nine of our #FloridaGLR communities are participating in Lectio’s 3-day Raising Literacy Rates Institute! We can’t speak highly enough of Kelly Kulsrud, Lectio Co-Founder and Executive Director, and the Lectio Approach of analyzing and refining efforts for measureable impact. Our sincere thanks go out to our Grade-Level Reading communities who have committed to this comprehensive analysis to make certain their literacy efforts reach their intended results!

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