FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joan Whitson, Early Learning Literacy Coordinator,
Early Learning Coalition of North Florida, Inc.
Email: [email protected]
Early Learning Coalition volunteer Erika Bauserman and students from Brighton Day Academy in St. Augustine learning about bubbles on July 6, 2021.
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Early Learning Coalition of North Florida Organizes Bubbles Program Throughout St. Johns County
JOHNS COUNTY, Fla., July 16, 2021 – The Early Learning Coalition (ELC) of North Florida’s outreach team is blowing bubbles all over St. Johns County this summer! Eight locations have been “hit” with the bubbles so far as ELC’s educators look to reach preschools with their Fun with Bubbles Science Program. This early education program teaches kids the science behind bubbles while having fun.
Students learn fun facts about bubbles (i.e. bubbles are air trapped in soap film), and then do activities to illustrate the new fact. The teachers receive a bag of supplies to do activities, including: bubble printing, bubble painting, free play making small and huge bubbles, straw ping pong and blowing art with bubble paint. Tying in literacy with science, the teachers also receive themed books for their classroom including “PoP! A Book About Bubbles” by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.
The ELC outreach team is committed to promoting literacy through science and creative themed programming. Each child also receives a book relating to the theme. For more information about volunteering with the ELC outreach team to put on programs like this, contact ELC Outreach Manager Joan Whitson at 904-343-2267 ext. 202.
The Early Learning Coalition of North Florida’s website, Facebook and YouTube pages have up-to-date resources for providers and parents, in addition to their child care services, school readiness services and VPK programs. Please visit their website at www.elcnorthflorida.org; Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/elcnorthflorida or YouTube at www.youtube.com/elcpsj.
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Sponsored by the State of Florida, Division of Early Learning.