Florida Grade Level Reading Campaign Unveils Free Resource Repository

Tallahassee, FL — The Florida Grade Level Reading Campaign (FGLRC), an initiative of the Florida Alliance of Children’s Councils and Trusts, has released its Early Literacy Resource Repository to help connect parents, educators, and other stakeholders with evidence-based resources on birth-to-five school readiness, student attendance, summer learning, healthy students, and family engagement — all in three clicks or less.

“The Florida Grade Level Reading Campaign is proud to collaborate with our State Leadership Network partners to provide tools for parents, teachers, and lawmakers alike to enhance reading and early literacy on all levels,” said Jenn Faber, Director of Engagement, Networks & Membership at the Florida Alliance of Children’s Councils and Trusts. “Success begins with our children’s ability to read, but this is not achieved in the classroom alone. It is imperative we continue to progress grade-level reading outcomes for Florida’s students and this repository is a step in that direction. We look forward to working with our partners to deliver science driven early literacy resources to continue moving the needle in grade level reading proficiency.”  

The resource repository — a primary project of FGLRC’s within their Helios Education Foundation grant — contains resources from partners including: The Association of Early Learning Coalitions, Children’s Forum, Consortium of Florida Education Foundations, The Children’s Movement of Florida, Florida Department of Children and Families, Division of Early Learning, Excelined, Florida Alliance of Children’s Councils and Trusts, Florida Center for Reading Research, Florida Chamber Foundation, Florida Department of Education,  Helios Education Foundation, No Kid Hungry, UF Lastinger Center for Learning, and United Way of FloridaSince its inception in 2015, FGLRC has collaborated with a variety of state-level agencies and education partners serving on our State Leadership Network, all with the common goal of helping Florida’s students achieve at their highest potential. These partners have developed an abundance of resources from tools for parents to foster a love for reading in their home to policy recommendations for state-level work to advance comprehensive early literacy goals.

Easy to use filters can be applied to narrow a search including audience, purpose, mode of communication, and language. The repository will be updated quarterly to ensure high quality, science-of-reading-based resources are readily available for all. Learn more and view the resource repository: https://floridaglr.net/repository/.

Helios Education Foundation announces $1.7 million investment to continue and expand the work of the FGRLC

35350524_1705300076221327_5018906200067014656_oThe Florida Children’s Council / #FloridaGLR Campaign was honored to have been recognized at the #Learners2Earners Education Summit in Tampa this week. Charles Hokanson, Senior Vice President, Florida Community Engagement, Helios Education Foundation, acknowledged the infrastructure development and accomplishments of the #FloridaGLR Campaign during the past three years and also announced Helios Education Foundation’s $1.7M recent investment awarded to the Florida Children’s Council to expand the work of the #FloridaGLR Campaign over the next three years. We commend the existing community campaigns for their impactful work addressing school readiness, summer learning and school attendance, and we look forward to strengthening public policy, increasing community partnerships, enhancing supports for infant/toddlers, and expanding evidence-based summer learning opportunities for Florida’s children. For more information on joining a local #FloridaGLR community or starting a campaign in your county, contact us.

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Four Florida GLR communities achieved Pacesetter Honors for their work in 2017

Our #FloridaGLR Campaign is pleased to announce that four of our local GLR communities are being honored as Pacesetters for their 2017 work in supporting early grade success! Congratulations to the following local lead agencies and their partners who work tirelessly to help students achieve third grade reading proficiency: Children’s Services Council of Broward County Florida, Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, The Learning Alliance, and Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. To read more about each community’s outstanding work, click here.

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70+ Early Learning Practitioners attended the ‘Intro to Talk With Me Baby’ training in Polk & Indian River Counties

Thanks to the 70+ early learning practitioners, specialists and educators who attending our recent ‘Intro to Talk With Me Baby’ presentation this past weekend in Polk County and Indian River County! #FloridaGLR Campaign is grateful to have such great partners! Healthy Families Florida, Early Learning Coalition of Polk County, Childcare Resources of Indian River Moonshot Moment: 90% Literacy by Third Grade. For more information on #FloridaGLR or to start a campaign in your community, contact us.

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Okeechobee County joins the Florida Grade Level Reading Campaign


Our #FloridaGLR Director, Jenn Faber, had the pleasure of attending the OkeeReads Early Learning Literacy Innovation Summit today. Superintendent Kenworthy and the OkeeReads community are joining our #FloridaGLR Campaign, and we look forward to adding Okeechobee County to our statewide network of GLR advocates! For more information on how to become a #FloridaGLR community, contact us.

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GLR Leaders in Broward, Delray, Palm Beach & Martin Counties met with FGLRC Director, Jenn Faber

Our #FloridaGLR communities are doing great work in addressing third grade reading proficiency by promoting the importance of school readiness and daily school attendance, and by combating the summer slide through engaging literacy initiatives! FGLRC Director Jenn Faber met with the Delray Beach/Palm Beach, Broward County, and Martin County GLR Community Leaders this past week to share successes, address challenges, and strategize the progress of our GLR communities. For more information on how to join the FGLRC, contact us.

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