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 Jacksonville Early Literacy Partnership

In 2003, Mayor John Peyton convened a group of key child- and family-focused agencies and charged them with developing and implementing a coordinated strategy to improve the school readiness of Jacksonville’s children by shifting early child care from a custodial focus to quality early care and learning focus. The Jacksonville Early Literacy Partnership (JELP), chaired by the Special Assistant to the Mayor for Early Literacy, forged a shared vision, and works collaboratively to achieve it.

 

JELP Partner Agencies

  • The Mayor’s Office and the City of Jacksonville
  • The Early Learning Coalition of Duval
  • The Community Foundation in Jacksonville
  • The Don Brewer Early Learning, Research & Professional Development Center
  • Duval County Public Schools
  • Episcopal Children’s Services
  • Florida Community College at Jacksonville
  • Florida Institute of Education at the University of North Florida
  • Nemours BrightStart! Dyslexia Initiative
  • Jacksonville Children’s Commission
  • Jacksonville Public Library
  • Jacksonville Urban League Head Start Program
  • United Way of Northeast Florida
 

 

Shared Goal

Every Child Enters Kindergarten Ready to Read, Ready to Learn, and Ready to Succeed
 

Strategic Initiatives 

 

 

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Quality Preschool

 

Community Engagement

     

Support for Centers  

  • Quality Enhancement Initiative
  • Intensive Quality Support Teams
  • Nemours BrightStart!

Support for Teachers  

  • Career Ladder for School Readiness Practitioners

Support for Directors  

  • Enhancing Leadership and Business Practices
 
 

Citywide Engagement  

  • Mayor's RALLY! Book Club
  • RALLY Book Drive!
  • RALLY Business Volunteers!
  • United Way: Born Learning - Parent Education

Neighborhood Engagement  

  • The Don Brewer Early Learning, Research, & Professional
  • Development Center
  • S.P. Livingston: Family Involvement & Learning Community
  • Reach Out and Read: RALLY Jacksonville!

  

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Accountability & Evaluation

 

Communication

  • Assess Progress and Report Studies
  • Conduct Special Studies 
 
 
  • Increase Community Understanding & Commitment
  • Share Results with Policy Makers & the Community 
 

 

 

Reports

Jacksonville Early Literacy Partnership — 2005-2006 Overview
Downloadable PDF file - 2.9 MB

Jacksonville Early Literacy Partnership — Year 2 Implementation Report 2005-2006
Downloadable PDF file of the complete report - 1.9 MB

Jacksonville Early Literacy Partnership — Year 2 Implementation Report 2005-2006 Executive Summary
Downloadable PDF file - 532 KB

Jacksonville Early Literacy Partnership — Year 1 Implementation Report 2004-2005
Downloadable PDF file of the complete report - 2.9 MB

Jacksonville Early Literacy Partnership — Year 1 Implementation Report 2004-2005 Executive Summary
Downloadable PDF file - 1 MB 

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Cheryl Fountain  

Executive Director, FIE

E-mail: fountain@unf.edu
Telephone: (904) 620-2496