ELC Literacy Buddy Program

Each school year, the Early Learning Coalition sponsors the Literacy Buddy Program which provides children with books to take home and share with their families. The program also encourages them to express themselves through correspondence with their adult buddy. Children come to school better prepared to learn when they interact with adults who regularly read, write and converse with them.

The following writing samples were completed by two children over a span of four months and demonstrate what a difference books and letters can make in the life of a child.

Mateo - (diego adventures) January 2010 Mateo - (cat in the hat) February 2010 Mateo - (writing) April 2010
Joseph, age 3 shows writing progress throughout 2015

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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