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

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.