EPEL creates family/caregiver opportunities for leadership, family voice, and experiences through Meeting Families Where They Are in the neighborhoods, laundromats, mobile food pantries and pop-up sites.
Family resources, neighborhood “Learning On the Go” programs, food pantries, the Getting Ready for Kindergarten calendar, and social media sites help build family engagement and partnership for support. The family engagement team of partners collaborate with parent-led organizations to build capacity, collect family voices, and work together to empower caregivers in their child’s journey in the first five years of life. The partnership empowers families to be their child's first and most important teacher.
This easy messaging of Give Me Five is a reminder that caregivers can Talk, Play, Read, Do and Write anywhere/everywhere and offer early childhood experiences to build their child's brain.
Give Me Five Message
Getting Ready for Kindergarten Calendars
Pick up a copy at libraries, health care facilities, local businesses, laundromats, or by messaging EPEL. To download a copy click here.
Learning on the Go
EPEL partners visit five neighborhoods weekly to read children's stories, offer hands-on early learning opportunities, books, materials, and support for caregivers. Food is available for children ages 18 and under and book checkout is available on the bookmobiles.
Buena Vista Neighborhood
Century Oaks Neighborhood
River's Landing Neighborhood