Our MOONSHOT Programs
MOONSHOT READING ROCKET
Moonshot Institute Professional Development
Moonshot Community Action Network
For over ten years, our Moonshot Community Action Network (MCAN) has grown to over 125 community partners who collaboratively work together to reach our Moonshot literacy goal. Our members include community and nonprofit leaders, elected officials, school district members, funders, and concerned citizens, with monthly meetings to build our networking and professional development. MCAN serves as a launch pad for galvanizing community action and sharing the work that is important to our literacy goal. The Learning Alliance is the proud managing partner of MCAN.
Moonshot Families Early Learning
Moonshot Families programs are designed for families with children from birth to age 5. Early literacy experiences come from connecting at home with adults who “read, talk, play, sing, and create” within the family. Throughout Indian River County and with connection centers in Fellsmere and Gifford, our connection specialists offer opportunities and resources to families for strengthening their home literacy environments and practicing activities for kindergarten readiness.
The Lullaby Project
The Lullaby Project, a program of Carnegie Hall’s Music Institute (WMI), pairs new and expecting parents and caregivers with musical artists to write and sing personal lullabies for their babies, supporting maternal health, and childhood development, and strengthening the bond between parent and child.
The first three years of life are incredibly important for a child’s development, with 80% of the brain developing in these first years. Lullaby lyrics can soothe a child and provide important opportunities to hear new vocabulary and figurative language. The singing of lullabies can also strengthen the relationship between children and their caregivers during this key period of life.