Children’s Week Activities

April 10th – 18th Mile Marker Workalong & Children’s Week Celebration
Presented by

CHILDREN’S WEEK c/o United Way of Florida 307 E. Seventh Ave Tallahassee, FL 32303 Phone (850) 251-7274 Fax (850) 681-9137 Statewide Sponsors
Comcast ClearChannel Thomas Media Partners Tallahassee Democrat Nemours Roly Poly Association Internet Video Florida Lottery Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children/ The Howard Phillips Center for Children and Families Department of Children and Families Florida Juvenile Justice Foundation/ Department of Juvenile Justice Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. Florida KidCare United Healthcare Visit Tallahassee Prevent Child Abuse Florida The Association of Early Learning Coalitions Kaplan Early Learning Company Florida Education Foundation

Wednesday, March 24th 3:00pm City of Orlando – Pottery Studio 649 W. Livingston St. This event will honor Children’s Week with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, local youth and an ELC representative creating mile markers for the Z.L. Riley Park. Mayor Buddy Dyer will also read the Children’s Week Proclamation for the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County.

Family Fun Day
Saturday, April 10th 10:00am-3:00pm Northwest Community Center 3955 W.D. Judge Dr. “Family Fun Day” is a FREE event for all families. This is an opportunity for the Coalition to interact with parents, children and community partners at a fun-filled event while still promoting Early Education, Physical Activity, and the Arts.

Pinwheels for Prevention
Tuesday, April 13th 9:30am Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children In conjunction with Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County, the Department of Children and Families, Family Services of Metro Orlando, the Orange County Library System and Children’s Home Society “plant” pinwheels at Arnold Palmer Hospital and other varies locations in Orange County. We are also asking child care providers to create pinwheels with their students.

Non-Profit Partners
2-1-1 Big Bend/Florida 2-1-1 Network Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities, Inc. Agency for Workforce Innovation/ Office of Early Learning Apalachee Center Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida Capital Events, Inc. Children's Forum Children's Medical Services Communities In Schools of Florida Daniel Memorial, Inc. Devereux Florida Early Care and Education Consortium Early Education Group Family Network on Disabilities of Florida, Inc. Family Support Services of North Florida, Inc. Florida After School Alliance Florida Afterschool Network Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technologies Florida Association for Infant Mental Health Florida Association for the Education of Young Children Florida Children's Services Council Florida Coalition for Children Florida Conference United Methodist Church Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. Florida Education Foundation, Inc. Florida Family Child Care Home Association Florida Guardian Ad Litem Association Florida Head Start Association Florida Head Start State Collaboration Office Florida Justice Association Florida Juvenile Justice Association Florida Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers Florida Newspaper in Education Coordinators, Inc. Florida Parental Information and Resource Center at USF Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Florida School Boards Association Florida State Foster Adoptive Parent Association Inc. Florida's Children First, Inc. Get Outdoors Florida! Healthy Families Florida Institute for School Innovation Jacksonville Kids Coalition Joey Bergsma Retinoblastoma Awareness Foundation Jumpstart Tallahassee National Association of Social Workers - Florida Chapter National Council of Jewish Women Partnership for Strong Families Reach Out and Read Florida Redlands Christian Migrant Association Smart Horizons Career Online High School Southeastern Evaluation Association The Arthritis Foundation Florida Chapter The Florida Center for Child and Family Development The Grove Counseling Center, Inc. The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida The Parent Child Home Program (National Center) United Way of Florida University Center Club

City Critters Nature Walk
Wednesday, April 14th 10:00am-3:00pm Carl T. Langford Park or Park nearest child care center One in three American children is either overweight or obese. This nature walk is a time for children to walk to a park, getting exercise on the way there, once they arrive. Exercise coupled with a balanced diet will help ensure that all Orange County children enter school healthy, fit and ready to learn! Call Shannette Prince at 407-259-2464 to RSVP. Seats are limited.

Playground Music & Arts Fest
Sunday, April 18th 10:00am-5:00pm Lake Eola This year the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County has teamed up with PLAYGROUND Magazine and the Radio Disney Road Crew for the coolest Music & Arts Festival that Central Florida has seen. This FREE event is sponsored by the ELCOC, Orange County Arts Education Center and Orange County Art Education Association.