Kids Thrive promotes early literacy for young children and helps families navigate resources and develop healthy peer-support. The goal is for children to be ready to succeed in school.
This program addresses school readiness and family engagement through a unique program of Navigator-Advocate and peer support for early literacy development. It acknowledges the importance of early learning and the critical factor of families understanding the importance of their role in their child's learning, along with effective ways to be their child's first teacher and supporting healthy development.
The Navigator-Advocate spent much of her time after Hurricane Ian helping families access services and resources (navigation) and maintain healthy supportive relationships to get through the trauma. She continues to spend a portion of her time on these issues, and does not anticipate this changing in the near future.