Contact Us Take The Pledge      
Transforming a Generation: 90% Literacy by Third Grade
Join the others who have taken the pledge:
Susan Rosier, Devi Maharajh, Susan Rosier, charlene bentien, Lisa Barnum, Kelli Mejia, Rachel Holpfer, Vero Beach Police Department, carrie fernandez, Growing Healthy Kids, Inc., cheryl gondek, kelly baysura, Margaret Dawson-Brown, keesha trusty, Andrea Cosner, Maria Ortiz, Kristen Jones, Keondra Eberhardt, Annie Brown, Tracey Barker, Carol David, 1 1, Narda Pitkethly, kari broomell, Amanda Stevens, ann prince, Elizabeth Pinkney, Heather Thompson, Beth Livers, Kathleen Hamilton, Pamela Prange, Kristin Culbreth, Brenda Zamora, Indian River County Chamber of, Theresa Wagner, Lisa Wheeler, Michelle Chandler, Tisa Blidgen, Sharon Klein, Marisela Luna, Ronda Weaver, Cynthia Jorgensen, Lenora Ritchie, Marie OBrien, Teri Barenborg, Sue Sharpe, matt KdPIOvmNNItBy, Susan Aguirre , judy jones, Jayne Becker, Heidi Lourie, Tiffany Justice, Kaori Fischer, Jeff Miller, Kelly Sartain, Samantha Breen, Maria Alvarez, Emme Scheible, Mary Laquidara, Page Woodward, Amy Kelly, Renee Boesch, Angel Maldonado, East Coast Earthworks & Excavating, parker hammond, Ann Mathis, Jennifer Steele, Patricia Mandell, Tanya BRAUN, Diane Mahan, Jill Truax, Agnieszka Szymanska, GoldenTabs VlNDAmqBXuOUgPSzn, Teri Dugan, Hope Woodhouse , Cathy Durrett-Filusch, Dorie Shemo, Lilibeth Ballina, Louis and Sara Smith, Teri Dugan, Kerilyn Ngom, Mardy Fish Children's Foundation, Gloria Luna, Helene Caseltine, Carrie Spencer, Angel Maldonado, Christy Baer , Laurie Pedersen, Deborah Dillon, sharon richards, Maureen Nicolace, Kirra OBrien, Cindi Ellis, Bobbie Donelson, Kaori Fischer, Mark Farrell, Melinda Judson, Marsha Van Arman, Carolina Rojas, Carla Cundiff, Sherrie Hale, Michael Van Houten, Kim Klaus, Melody M Englert, Gretchen DiVincenzo, Therese Victoria, mary kannapes, Heather Helton, Sandra Daniel, Gabrielle Wagner, Fenia Hiaasen, Kathryn Perez, maria miranda, Milli Wenzel, Megan Falcone, ruth darrigo, Dee Hollenbeck, Toni Reukauf, Annie Brown, Tammy Eriksen, Bruce Green, Laura Zorc, yaquelin andrade, Kayla Chitty, Michele Smith, LaTanya Gibson, valerie conway, Phoebe Beacham, Mary Kramek, Leslie Connelly, Kimberly Robideau, Mark yBzNyaFpSKdSM, Mindy Lessem Pollack, Sherry White, Nancy Prizito, Karen Taylor, FRAN PERKINS, Karen Newkirk, Erica Thomas, Mary Strickler, yaquelin andrade, Mary Anne Sitkowski, Cathryn Miquelon, DOE-OEL, F.A.C.T. Fellsmere Action Community Team, Angela Bosman, Jamie Stalter, Nancy De La Hoz, Liz Tetreault, Arianna Lagges, Katie Collier, Nate & Kristen Bruckner, Ramon Echeverria, Margaret Autullo, Tirso Moreno, Sterling Bobbitt , Kerilyn Ngom, maria marron, -1' 1, Shariea Shoatz, Keith Touchberry, Kenny Carmichael, mardy hall, uritayay, Shanti Sanchez, Sharon Delo, Pamela Miller, Rebecca Turner, Kelly Palmer, Janie Graves Hoover, Katrena McMahan, Dasie Hope Center, Clare Hughes, Courtney Mellin, TLA, audrey colonna, Andrea Cosner, shelby dorris, test test, Kathleen Nealy, Shannon Gillen, Fidelity Investments, Lisa Guillette, Tiffany Carlsen, Linda Hammerle, Lucy Roy-Delapaz, John obrien, Kim Klaus, shelby dorris, Renee Lincoln, Janai Cooper, Amy Speak, buzz wurzer, Jessica Cox, MAry Grace Hektner, Autumn Wheeler, Angela Jawhar, Alaina McCloud, Paige Newinski, JOY VANHORN, Mary Ann Kalin, Heather Thompson, -1' 1, Hollie McDougall, Yasmin Medina, Stacey Klim, STEPHANIE CLARK, kayla poindexter, Kathryn Woodall, Achillies Pace, jennifer roker, Karen Newkirk, Vero Beach Magazine, Dorothy Cominsky, Christina Lindgren, LaTanya Morgan, Socorro Luna, Diane Bressner, Lisa Bishop, Christina Hayes, Gisele Parker, jennifer jackson, Susan Del Tufo, Milli Wenzel, Liane McMullen, Bridgette Diskin, The Buggy Bunch, Nancy Blessing, Nicolas ospina de la hoz, Jeanne Prince, Ralph Sunshine Acquisitions, LaTanya Morgan, Amber Petry, Gloria Severino, Jennifer Croom, Harvest Food & Outreach Center, Indian River County Lawyers Auxiliary, Kidz Closet Charities, GEORGE JETT, Raquel Searcy, jacki decaro, Lesley Lane, Literacy Services, 1 1, Barneyxcq yWxcSpFGWvTabbVDxz, SHARYN A HAWKER, Christine Ryall, Jody Houston, elizabeth bahl, Wendi Adams, Dr. Connie Proskovec, Tina Campbell, Leslie Jones, Marta Cronin, Michele Sternberg, Fellsmere Police Department FPD, Ashley Farruggio, Guillermina Walker, Sandy Hamrick, Robyn Bethel, Juelie Perry, Katherine Wolf, 211/Help Me Grow, Tessa Stanley, Donna Hedgecock, mardy hall, Kristi Challenor, Emily Jarrett, Lori Nalls, 1 -1', Kim Brady, Sara Goodman, tommy collettit, Hayley Gondek, Emily Wick, Dr. David Christiansen, United Way of Indian River Co., Chuck Evans, janice pagan, Patrick Toole, tommy collettit, Bill McMullen, Kathy Minix, Susan Rosier, Rhonda McGilberry, Heather Young, Elias Medina, Clare Hughes, Ramon Echeverria, Debra Schroeder, Isabel Marron , Tricia Boyle, hannah kauferh, Mike Gaudio, Jeff The Bro, Janet Farmer, Tami Haffield, Melissa Hall, Megan Falcone, Lisa Segroves, Doug Glenn, VBKA, Bent Pine Golf Club, Emilia Jacobs, belinda washimgton-davis, Michelle Bass, Gifford Youth Activity Center, Christina Lindgren, Kevin Maloney, Natalie Arbuckle, AmeriCorps/Big Brothers Big Sister, Celeste McWilliams, Kelley Williams, Karen Malits, Vero Beach Museum of Art, hannah kaufeh, Jennifer Durrett, renee fraker, Christy Baer, Christine Sturgeon, Patricia Mandell, Traci McGough, ggdxfg fdgfh, FELLSMERE ELEMENTARY, Ramon Echeverria, Heidi Lourie, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Tara Miranda, Fourth Quadrant Partners, allene moorehead, Brooke Flood, donna palmquist, Isabel Marron , liz woody, Heather Quigley, Nicole Piontek, Alejandrina Micket, Amanda Emanuel, Casey Dunn, Sharon Klein, Thomas Moore, Becky Warren, Taylor Walker, Elizabeth Stenger, Matthew McManus, Adam Faust, Elaine McGinty, Nancy Blessing, Fidelity Investments, Deirdre Creech, Vero Equine Riding Academy , joshua poindexter, Matt McManus, Brittany Lindsey, Patricia Beaudoin, Christopher Cummings, Laura McGill, Susan Del Tufo, Helene Caseltine, Lisa McFaland, audrey colonna, Ralph Autullo, Tabitha Johnston, Lisa Guilmette, Erin Hollander, JIM BATORY, ISABELLA LAGGES, Krishna Patel, Linda Condit, 1 -1', Donna Hedgecock, Nichole Harris, Diane Donar, Whole Child Indian River, Karen Disney, Elizabeth Tetreault, Jennifer Roberts, Kristina Trahan, Sharon Klein, Sonja Phillips, Becky Levesque, Mari Seg, Nancy De La Hoz, JIM BATORY, Di Pugh, Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County, sabrina fraga, Annie Brown, Susan Del Tufo, Gina Sultaire, Shawna Carton, Rose Brickles, briana carter, Becky Allen, jorge luis ramirez, Janet Alford, Elizabeth Pinkney, Kay Yurigan, Kelli Mejia, Elizabeth Falkiewicz, Lorri Dior, Tessa House, Healthy Families, Arlene Kahn, Tara Luton , Sophie Wood, Joy Lukomski, Cheryl Gondek, Indian River Taekwondo Langlois, Nancy Sparkman, Debra Barnesd, Barbara Johnson, Dorie Shemo, Randall Hunt, Rebecca Blair, Suzi Rusin, Jennifer Seifstein, Brittany Bailey, Mary Graves, Susan Del Tufo, Edward Shanaphy, Lydia Galbraith, Rhonda McGilberry, Dean Stewart Photography, Kelly Palmer, Farrah Lemanski, Lillian Marsiglia, Crystal Gothe, Judy Whalen, Amanda Acker, Stacey Fletcher, Jenna Chatfield, Ana Renuart, sharon butler,

Kindergarten Readiness Collaborative to Merge with The Learning Alliance

The Learning Alliance (TLA) today announced a merger with the Kindergarten Readiness Collaborative (KRC) effective April 1, 2020. Including KRC within the TLA organization will help establish a continuum of services for children from birth to eight years old in Indian River County.

“This merger will allow both organizations to better focus their combined resources in preparing children for school by uniting under a single umbrella,” said Ray Oglethorpe, Chair of TLA.

The Board of KRC formally asked TLA to consider merging KRC into TLA in a September 23, 2019 letter to the TLA Board. TLA investigated the opportunity and subsequently determined that the combination was not only a strategic fit but would actively advance the mission of TLA and our Moonshot Moment campaign to ensure that all children are reading for kindergarten and that 90% of children are reading on grade level by the end of third grade. The integrated model will lead to a more efficient use of resources to make a significant impact to improve literacy in ages 0-8 county-wide.

Barbara Hammond, CEO of TLA said, “KRC's mission aligns with ours, and the merger will ensure accelerated outcomes and more efficiency in existing services for children from birth to 8 years old. KRC’s collaborative model in service of the Moonshot Moment mission, will expand our reach within our Moonshot Community and also support the ongoing work of our common local partners to create greater impact for children and families in Indian River County.”

Dr. Fran Adams, Chair of KRC and member of the Moonshot Community Action Network (MCAN) said, “KRC was formed to support children before they enter kindergarten and for the past six years has worked side by side with TLA and many other nonprofits in the County to develop a family-centered, high quality early education system. We on the KRC Board and in MCAN are excited that these two organizations will combine to create an even more compelling model.”

“Our team is extremely proud of the strides we have made in the last two years in Indian River County, particularly in Fellsmere and Gifford. The prospect of reaching even more families and preparing little ones for kindergarten as part of TLA is very exciting,” said Dr. Nivea Torres, Executive Director of KRC.