Get Involved

Get involved with the Coalition!

Learn about the work of the Coalition, and get involved with us. Email us or call us at 850-747-5400 (Ext. 114) if you are interested in sponsoring an event or volunteering with us.

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

ATTENTION PARENTS! Would you like an opportunity to discuss your family’s unique needs? Join the Parent Advisory Committee and make your voice be heard! This newly formed committee is a way for parents to come together to talk about the wants and needs of their families. Complete the application linked below today!

ArtKidDoo

ArtKidDoo is a collaborative effort between the Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida, childcare providers, and local businesses to encourage awareness for the arts in young children.

Follow us on the ArtKidDoo Facebook page for updates.

Children’s Week

Once known as Children’s Day, Children’s Week was created to bring more attention and build a broader support base for children and children serving organizations.

Now in their 15th year of coordinating Children’s Week, the Children’s Forum reports that attendance and partnership have increased to more than 100 partners, over 5,000 attendees, more than 50 free community events statewide, and hundreds of volunteers who make Children’s Week the largest event hosted at Florida’s State Capitol. To see how you can participate, locally, click the blue button below.

Rotary Read Aloud

What is the Rotary Read Aloud vision?

We envision a Northwest Florida where children receive world-class early education and care, thereby being fully prepared to learn upon entering kindergarten. This will become a reality because of a committed team of children, parents, volunteers, and professionals.

What is the Rotary Read Aloud Program?

Rotary Read Aloud is a partnership between the Rotary Club of Panama City and the Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida.

This program partners with Rotarians to promote literacy engagement for pre-school children attending child care centers or family child care homes. In an attempt to reduce the spread of COVID-19, this year’s initiative will be hosted digitally, allowing children to enjoy the stories countless times while maintaining health and safety standards.

By partnering with a well-known community organization, we are cultivating positive role models for children. They see a member of the adult community outside the school system committed to literacy and reading.

The Coalition provides participating providers with take-home-stay-home books and activity packs that encourage family involvement for children and parents to explore together!

New or returning customers can contact their Family Support Specialist HERE.