The LEAPS Project, supported by the Children’s and Families Commission of Orange County and Newport Mesa Unified School District, recently launched its You Make the Difference program. The program is designed to support parents of typically developing children, birth to five years old who would like to learn more about fostering and enriching their child’s early language, social and literacy development. It also provides support to vulnerable families whose children’s learning may be at risk due to environmental or societal challenges. For those parents who have limited communication skills or who may feel isolated and have limited social networks, You Make the Difference helps parents connect with other families and resources in their community.
Children & Families Commission of Orange County Honors 10 People Making a Difference in the Lives of Young Children
Pretend City Children’s Museum launched the Commission funded “Good to Go From Head to Toe” Developmental Screening program this week for community leaders and parents. In July, Pretend City received a $3.5 million Commission grant to implement a 10-year countywide program designed to educate the community, parents and care givers about the importance of regular developmental screenings for children, specifically infants to age five.
Children and Families Commission Launches Innovative Program to Bring Pediatric Specialists to Orange County
More than 3,600 children participated in the Children and Families Commission’s “Read Early, Read Aloud” campaign, a month-long series of child literacy-themed events in honor of Child Literacy Month. In addition, nearly 10,000 books were distributed to children and parents in November.