The Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County (ELC Pinellas) announced today the start of a drawing competition to bring awareness to early learning and support creativity among children 0 – 6 years old. ‘Crayons for Kids Brains’ is a friendly drawing competition that encourages children in early childhood education to draw their favorite teacher – letting their creativity and imagination flourish.
“At ELC Pinellas, our mission is to revolutionize early learning to inspire children, engage families, and elevate educators. We believe that this campaign touches on every one of these goals. Early learning supports the development of social and emotional skills, builds language and communication skills, explores math and science, and helps children discover the joy of learning through play,” said Lindsay Carson, chief executive officer of ELC Pinellas.
‘Crayons for Kids Brains’ provides children with an outlet to express their creativity and applauds early learning educators’ for their excellent work. The campaign starts on National Crayon Day, March 31, and runs until May 23, when the winners will be announced.
“We want children in Pinellas County to achieve their full potential! Initiatives like ‘Crayons for Kids Brains’ help us provide a significant medium for children to create, learn, and have fun,” concluded Carson.
To learn more about the benefits of early learning or find an early education center, visit elcpinellas.net.
About ELC Pinellas:
Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County is a non-profit agency that provides early education and school-age care to prepare children for academic success. As a leader in early learning, we collaborate with more than 400 preschools, family child care homes, and school-age providers throughout Pinellas County. We are committed to listening to our community’s needs and making decisive steps to foster innovative programs to improve the education and care provided to young children.