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Florida Grade-Level Reading Campaign Launches EduCare

Author: Helios Education Foundation

Posted on: March 15, 2019

Florida Grade-Level Reading Campaign Launches EduCare

Mobile Resource to Improve Maternal and Early Child Health and Literacy Outcomes

The Florida Grade-Level Reading Campaign, a strategic investment for Helios Education Foundation, has partnered with GoMo Health to launch EduCare, a childhood education program designed to promote early childhood literacy, learning, health, and wellness for children ages 0-3 years old.

Literacy is the most powerful tool to define a child’s future success in school and life, and literacy development begins in the earliest months of a baby’s life, preparing them for a formal educational environment. EduCare is an opt-in program available to moms and caregivers throughout Florida, delivering age-appropriate content and activities that coincide with the baby’s birth date. Content includes links to in-depth health and literacy resources that guide them through early childhood development.

Participants receive information about critical child development and health milestones and can access related content any time by visiting the EduCare Mobile Library. This self-navigated Learning Management System (LMS) provides credible, educational content that is sequentially structured into sections and topics to promote self-activation and independent learning. EduCare is a market ready program with content developed by expert health care providers, educators, and behavioral scientists. The EduCare program is a collaboration between Empowered Education and GoMo Health.

GoMo Health leveraged its proprietary science, BehavioralRx®, the science of Precision Health, to build the program and determine the engagement strategy, approach, and content delivered. Messages contain personalized information and resources pertaining to literacy, learning, brain development, health, and child-rearing best practices. The scientific methods and algorithms behind BehavioralRx have produced significant evidence-based improvements around the world within maternal and child activation measures, reporting higher outcomes for medically and behaviorally challenged families.

“Babies are born learning, and it is critical for their development that we help nurture learning through play, the active exploration of their environment, and through interactions with their families and caregivers. The first three years of a child’s life have a lifelong effect on their ability to be physically healthy, mentally alert, emotionally sound, and socially competent. We encourage all residents of Florida to please join us in reaching out in your community to promote EduCare; together we will help the next generation maximize their potential,” says Jenn Faber, Director at the Florida Grade-Level Reading Campaign. To enroll in EduCare, visit https://fglrc.gomoeducare.com/ or text LEARN to 52046.

“Recognizing key components of school readiness, Helios Education Foundation is very excited about the partnership between the Florida Grade Level Reading Campaign and GoMo Health.” Said Karen Ortiz Ph.D., Helios’ Vice President of Early Grade Success “Healthy children and healthy families are the cornerstones of a child’s development. Families who have access to this information are able to provide more developmentally appropriate, rich literacy environments leading to early language acquisition and literacy. "

About Florida Grade-Level Reading Campaign 

The Florida Grade-Level Reading Campaign (FGLRC) is a statewide movement, funded by Helios Education Foundation and focused on maximizing the efforts of communities and organizations working to ensure that Florida’s children are reading on grade level by the end of third grade. FGLRC engages communities, supports local efforts and provides strategic guidance to help promote school readiness and quality instruction, tackle chronic absence, and improve summer learning, as well as engage parents as their children’s first teacher. This collaborative effort of funders, nonprofit partners, business leaders, local officials, government agencies, and communities across Florida are working to ensure that many more children from low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career and active citizenship. To learn more, visit FloridaGLR.net and follow the Campaign on Twitter @FloridaGLR.

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