2022 Good Beginnings for Children Breakfast

The Early Learning Coalition of Marion County, Inc. hosted our 2nd Annual Good Beginnings for Children Breakfast on Wed., March 2nd, at the College of Central Florida Harvey R. Klein Conference Center.

This year’s PRESENTING SPONSORS WERE FLORIDA CREDIT UNION and COLLEGE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA!

This year’s theme was “Colors of the ELC” and, to celebrate the birthday of author/illustrator Dr. Seuss, the event included some Seuss-inspired fun!

Over 300 community leaders came together for a morning of networking, inspiration and green eggs and ham – all while generously supporting the efforts of the ELCMC!

 

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Highlights of the Event!

  • Keynote Speaker: Ron Shuali, M.Ed. Ron wow’d our guests with a comedic, yet compelling presentation on The Matrix of the Mind. Ron activated the “yearning for learning” that resides inside us all while watching audiences have life changing “Ah-HA!” moments.
  • Chris Sandy named 2021-2022 Children’s Champion! Chris is the principal at Oakrest Elementary School. She began teaching in Marion County in 1980 and served as the school district’s Executive Director of Elementary Education for several years. She was also named Principal of the Year in fall of 2021. Chris received this ELCMC award for showing exemplary passion and dedication through her involvement and actions, which directly benefits children in our community.
  • Over 1,550 diapers were collected! Participants arrived with diapers in hand! These diapers will benefit families and caregivers in need in our community. Additionally, we are grateful to Career Source CLM, the Community Foundation, Crippen & Co., Ocala Electric Utilities, Edward Jones and the College of Central Florida, all of who signed-up to host a diaper drive to benefit the ELCMC this year.
  • The ELCMC’s new CEO, Sarah Lankester, was announced and recognized. 

Sponsorship support allows the ELC to meet needs in the community, including providing diapers, books, pack ‘n plays and safe car seats to families, as well as classroom resources to early childcare providers. We are grateful for the many sponsors who supported our 2022 breakfast and look forward to ongoing partnerships throughout the year.

FOR 2023 BREAKFAST AND OTHER SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:
CALL (352) 369-2315, EXT. 202 or email socialmedia@elc-marion.org.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 PRESENTING SPONSORS:

 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 PREMIER SPONSORS:

THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 PARTNER SPONSORS

 

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