Family Resources

Toolkits

Kindergarten Readiness Toolkit

A community-wide goal of Future Ready Collier is to ensure all children are Kindergarten ready. Future Ready Collier network partners compiled a resource kit to help your child be prepared for Kindergarten.

To download your copy of the toolkit, click your preferred language:

Kindergarten Readiness Toolkit in English | Future Ready Collier - Naples, Florida
Kindergarten Readiness Toolkit in Spanish | Future Ready Collier - Naples, Florida
Kindergarten Readiness Toolkit in Creole | Future Ready Collier - Naples, Florida

College and Career Readiness Toolkit

A community-wide goal of Future Ready Collier is to ensure all young adults are college and career ready.
Future Ready Collier network partners compiled a resource kit to help students be prepared for their higher education goals.

To download your copy of the toolkit, click the image below:

Resources

Future Ready Collier regularly compiles relevant information, materials, and links for students, parents, and families. Please scroll through according to the category you’re interested in.

Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida
https://elcofswfl.org

Early Learning Coalition – Literacy Buddy Program
https://elcofswfl.org/elc-literacy-buddy-program/

Vroom
https://www.vroom.org

EarlyCare Text Messaging Service
https://fglrc.gomoearlycarehealth.com/

FutureMakers Coalition – The Power of PreK Book
https://www.futuremakerscoalition.com/schoolready/
Direct book link: https://www.futuremakerscoalition.com/schoolready/pdfs/Power%20of%20Pre-K.pdf

Collier County – Florida Department of Health
http://collier.floridahealth.gov

Healthcare Network
http://www.healthcareswfl.org

National College Attainment Network
https://www.ncan.org

Scholarship Connector
https://www.swflscholarships.org

FAFSA.gov
https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

Champions For Learning Tutorials and Guides
https://championsforlearning.org/resources/

High School Volunteer Opportunities through Future Ready Collier partners
Click here

United Way Dolly Parton Imagination Library (Note: Currently Only Available in 34116 Zip Code)
https://unitedwayofcolliercounty.org/programs/dpil/

Collier County Public Library – Kids & Teens
https://www.collierlibrary.org/kids-teens/

Florida Grade Level Reading Campaign Resources
https://floridaglr.net/support-resources/

Early Literacy Booklist

Through the Future Ready Collier Early Learning Workgroup, literacy and program leaders in our community developed a list of recommended books for children ages 0-5.

This list was developed to address significant gaps in resources and provide support in literacy for our community’s youngest learners. Now Available in three languages!

To download your copy of the book list, click your preferred language:

Future Ready Collier understands the value of parent engagement, and the important opportunities for sharing that arise when parents have the chance to connect. Parent Cafes are a nationally recognized tool, using research from the Strengthening Families initiative recognizing the role strong families play in supporting thriving children. Future Ready Collier worked with Be Strong Families to bring Parent Cafes to Southwest Florida. These structured and facilitated events give parents the chance to reflect, get useful information, be encouraged, and create plans to help students excel.

Participating Organizations Includes:
  • Champions For Learning
  • Collier County Department of Health
  • Collier County Public Schools
  • Girls on the Run of Southwest Florida
  • Golisano Children’s Hospital
  • Grace Place For Children & Families
  • Guadalupe Center
  • Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee
  • Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA)
  • South Regional Library
  • The Immokalee Foundation

Please contact Future Ready Collier or any organization named above to inquire if there are any upcoming Parent Cafes scheduled. Please note, due to COVID-19, in-person events are currently suspended.

Florida South Western State College
https://www.fsw.edu

Florida Gulf Coast University
https://www.fgcu.edu

Lorenzo Walker Technical College
https://www.lwtc.edu

Questions?

Champions For Learning is the organization facilitating the collaboration.
Contact Lisa Church (239) 643-4755 or LChurch@ChampionsForLearning.org