1000 Books Before Kindergarten™ Program

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten™ is a self-paced, early literacy program for children ages 0-6 designed to increase vocabulary, build reading confidence and promote pre-reading skills necessary for kindergarten. Register and track your reading online or by visiting any Volusia County Public Library branch. Click here to enroll. Be sure to subscribe to the library’s 1000 books newsletter!

Monthly Backpack of Knowledge for Parents & Providers

The Backpack Connection Series was created by TACSEI (Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children) to provide a way for teachers and parents/caregivers to work together to help young children develop social emotional skills and reduce challenging behavior. Each Backpack Connection handout provides information that helps parents stay informed about what their child is learning at school and specific ideas on how to use the strategy or skill at home. This series was developed … Read more

June 2024 Parents’ Pages

Check out the Florida Division of Early Learning’s Parents’ Pages newsletter for June. Explore, Engage & Learn, Water Safety, and more. If you know someone who would like to receive notifications to their email about future issues, please share this link where they can sign up: Parents’ Pages Monthly Newsletter (fldoe.org).

Hurricane Preparedness

For our Volusia County community, the following links are information from the County of Volusia. Residents may call 866-345-0345 for storm-related information, sandbags, disaster preparation, and community resources. Volusia County Evacuation Zone Map Disaster Supply Kit Checklist Shelter Information Pet Planning   For our Flagler County community, please use the following links from the County of Flagler. All residents are encouraged to sign up for the ALERTFlagler notification system to receive important emergency information year round. Disaster Preparedness … Read more

Fun Ocean-Themed Activities To Support Your Child’s Problem-Solving Skill Development!

It’s important for young children to learn how to solve problems because it helps them develop other important skills like thinking carefully, making good choices, and being creative. When kids practice solving problems by themselves or with others, they become stronger and better at handling tough situations. They learn to face challenges with a positive attitude. These skills are very important for their future success. Try it: On your next family day, visit the beach … Read more