New Year. New Site. New Partners!
Greetings Coalites, Happy New Year and welcome to our brand spankin’ new blog on our brand spankin’ new website! Stop here every now and again for the latest in Coalition happenings, insights, cool links, interesting articles and thought provoking ramblings from your friendly neighborhood Communications Specialist and other guest authors…we have you covered in all things Early Learning!!
The keyword in our first blog series is new… New Year. New Blog. New Website. New Partnership…2016 is starting out with a reNEWed (see what we did there?) sense of accomplishment for the Coalition! First things first, our NEW <secret word of the day> website: it’s full of updated content, and introduces some NEW <scream real loud!> features including a community inspired homepage, program microsites, a blog! (mostly authored by yours truly) and many other nifty fixes and additions. We’ve already been getting some wonderful feedback…”we love the new <aaaahh> site”, “easier to navigate”, “aesthetically pleasing” …not to mention that it offers our families and providers with most everything they need at their fingertips!
Not new <aaaaahh> to the literacy world, Scholastic is one of the global leaders in children’s publishing and education, so it made perfect sense to partner with them as part of our continued early literacy initiative. Together, we have developed a page that encourages the community to give the gift of reading through purchase of new Scholastic books! The online book donations will support our early literacy programs including Officer Friendly’s Book Club, Ready to Read and Adventures in Totebags! Early literacy is one of our central focuses; books are universal, and create shared reading experiences for children and adults alike…everyone remembers their first or favorite children’s book (some us may even remember being members of the Scholastic Book Club…eagerly awaiting that paper flyer to order your monthly book from!!) We are very excited to launch a partnership with Scholastic—they are helping us bring books and the experience of reading to children that otherwise may not be given the opportunity.
The partnership comes at a time where the whole state will soon be celebrating literacy, as Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida begins January 25th through the 29th! The Coalition will celebrate literacy throughout Pinellas County, and encourages the community to do the same by donating books on our new <aaaah> Scholastic page at: https://shop.scholastic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/DonateView?storeId=10751&org=ELCPIN&campaign=ELCPIN. More info on Literacy Week to come soon:):):)
So there you have it…a new website…a new literacy partner, and we’re not even half way through the first month of 2016… Here’s to many more new <aaaaah> and wonderful things in the year ahead!!