NEWS & ARTICLES
The Early Learning Partnership was invited to participate in the Sylvia Circle Family Resource...
The Early Learning Partnership gathered last week for our annual board retreat, held this year in...
ELP is pleased to introduce our new team! Rachel Hui-Hubbard, executive director, has been with ELP since 2017 as the Program Coordinator. She brings with her corporate management experience in the areas of project management, quality assurance and as head of IT. Nicolette Bush joins ELP in the Program Coordinator role after having served on ELP’s board of directors for five years. Nicolette grew up in York County and has a background in accounting. Welcome!
After 22 years of hard work and dedication, we bid a fond farewell to our Executive Director, Teresa Creech. While we are sad to see Teresa go, we are also excited for her new opportunity: working directly with young families with children across South Carolina for Help Me Grow SC. Thank you for all you have done for the Early Learning Partnership, Teresa! You will be truly missed!
Rock Hill mom Randi Taylor talks about how the books her two boys receive at their well child visits from the Early Learning Partnership’s Reach Out and Read program has helped her boys.
Catherine Faircloth, a mother of three, talks about the difference the Early Learning Partnership’s Reach Out and Read makes when young children receive a book from their pediatrician during a well visit. Faircloth’s employer, South State, has been a longtime supporter of ROR.
Evidence shows that ELP’s Reach Out and Reach is making a difference in York County SC, says program coordinator Rachel Hui-Hubbard. ROR, which provides books and information about reading to children birth to age 5 at well child visits, collects data about the difference it is making.
Members of the ELP staff and board talked about the organization and what they bring to it during a 2021 staff retreat led by author and motivational speaker Carlo L’Chelle Dawson. They talked about the organization’s qualities, describing it as wise, eager, nurturing and collaborative.
Dawn Mendoza, a York County occupational therapist who also teaches yoga to children, said the Early Learning Partnership’s Reach Out and Read program touches young children in ways that are critical to their development. It is, she said, so much more than a literacy program.