ELC Literacy Buddy Project

The Early Learning Coalition will continue a project during the 2014-2015 school year which provides children with books for high quality home / bedroom libraries. Children come to school better prepared to learn when they have experienced lots of modeling by adults who read, write and converse with them.

Children participating in our Literacy Buddies program truly benefit from the engagement with adults through written communication and the receipt of books throughout the school year. The following writing samples were completed by two children over a span of 4 months demonstrating what a difference books and letters can make in the life of a child:

Isabella March 2009 Isabella May 2009  
Mateo - (diego adventures) January 2010 Mateo - (cat in the hat) February 2010 Mateo - (writing) April 2010

You can help by becoming an adult Literacy Buddy!

Please take a moment to download and fill out the application to become a Buddy. For more information or inquiries about the program, please e-mail LiteracyBuddies@elcofswfl.org or call 239-935-6194.

Click to access the application on our Facebook page.

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