ELC NAMED HEALTHY START COALITION OF MANATEE COUNTY PARTNER OF THE YEAR 2018
Palmetto, Florida, June 28th, 2018 – The Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County, Inc (ELC) has been honored as the 2018 Partner of the Year by Healthy Start Coalition of Manatee County, Inc.
ELC has worked with Healthy Start Manatee on local initiatives such as the Community Baby Shower, and partnered with them by accepting referrals and enrollments into the Early Steps to School Success program.
“The Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County has been an excellent community partner in furthering the Coordinated Intake & Referral system in our area,” said Fred Leonard, Executive Director for the Healthy Start Coalition of Manatee County, “We sincerely appreciate their efforts, and look forward to seeing the continued impact of the Early Steps to School Success home visiting program on local families.”
Sharon Oakes, ELC Chief Operations Officer, said: “We are delighted and honored to receive this award. It is always our aim to build as many partnerships as possible with local agencies, and we are very proud of the collaboration we have with Healthy Start Manatee as we all work together and try to improve the early education of our local children.”
The Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County, Inc. is a multi-service agency dedicated to helping children develop skills that they will need to be successful in school and life. The agency’s focus is on high quality school readiness opportunities for all children and their families, understanding that it is in the first years of life that a child’s future educational success is determined and the critical role of parents, as their child’s first and most important teacher. To learn more about Coalition’s services, go to www.elc-manatee.org or call 941-757-2900, extension 212.