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Sharing Community Resources

Even—or especially—during times of unprecedented disruption, Future Ready Collier seeks to be an asset for the community. A collective of over 60 educational nonprofits, agencies, and community stakeholders, Future Ready Collier’s mission is to support students throughout their educational experience. Importantly, this extends to an appreciation that academic success is contingent on factors outside the classroom. In addition to aggregating its own materials, Future Ready Collier receives and distributes resources from its partners.

Posted by Caroline Ridgway
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News Resources Success Stories

The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County: Adapting in a Time of Need

On any given day during what we might now refer to as “normal” times, the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County would welcome 400 to 500 kids at their Immokalee facility, and 500 to 600 in Naples. The Collier County Boys & Girls Club, like its affiliates nationwide, provides an after-school and summer sanctuary for students. Programs encompass mentorship, academic learning, physical wellbeing, and personal development. The model embraced by the Boys & Girls Club is intended to provide essential supports for children who may for any reason lack access to that foundational structure in their personal and home lives. What’s more, it’s been shown to work.

Posted by Caroline Ridgway
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Early Learning News Resources

The Early Learning Coalition: Fostering Collaboration with Future Ready Collier

If an objective of early childhood education is helping kids learn the value of sharing and partnership, then a collective impact model is a real-world extension of that ideological premise. As the nonprofit tasked with distributing state funds for early learning providers regionally, the Early Learning Coalition is an essential partner in fostering the collaboration and momentum that are carrying Future Ready Collier steadily towards real change. Links between early learning and school readiness, through to career training and a thriving economy, are undeniable. The Early Learning Coalition lends expertise and vital community-level connection points to the initiative.

Posted by Caroline Ridgway
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Early Learning Resources

Healthcare Network Provider Co-authors New Child’s Activity and Coloring Book

The Florida State University Center for Child Stress and Health published a new coloring and activity book, The Germ that Wears a Crown: A Story About the Coronavirus. Co-author Dr. Javier Rosado, who is the Director of Clinical Research for the FSU Center for Child Stress and Health located at the Immokalee Health Education Site, also works as a psychologist with the Healthcare Network. The Healthcare Network is a Future Ready Collier partner.

Posted by Caroline Ridgway
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Early Learning Resources

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 own Kindergarten Readiness Toolkit, click here.

NOW AVAILABLE in Spanish (click here) and Creole (click here).

Posted by Kristin Peras
Early Literacy Book Recommendations | Future Ready Collier - Naples, Florida
Early Learning Resources

Early Literacy Book Recommendations

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: English, Spanish, and Creole.

Posted by Kristin Peras