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Moonshot VIP Insider: September 20, 2021

September 20, 2021
Welcome to the

“Moonshot VIP Insider”

– Working together to make Indian River County a leading literacy capital of the nation!

In this issue – January 20, 2022:

  • Register to join us at the January MCAN meeting (1/26/22 via Zoom)
  • Save the date for our Campaign Kickoff Event (2/23/2022 at SDIRC)
  • View and share our social media campaign videos: January 3rd with MCAN Leader/Philanthropist Wanda Lincoln and January 17th video of Sebastian City Council Member, Bob McPartlan, talking with ‘Moonshot the Puppet’
  • Learning Opportunities for our Moonshot Community

RSVP for the January MCAN Meeting

January 26, 2022

8:45 am Networking

9:00 am – 10:30 am Meeting

Please join us via Zoom for our first group MCAN meeting of 2022!

Reconnect with your Moonshot colleagues as we work together to plan the schedule and events for our 2022 campaign: “The FACES of Early Literacy – Today’s Readers are Tomorrow’s Leaders.”

SAVE THE DATE – 2/23/22

Be a Part of Moonshot History for our official kickoff of the “FACES of Early Literacy: Today’s Readers are Tomorrow’s Leaders” campaign!Contact Marie O’Brien to learn how you can be part of our Moonshot Documentary and 2022 campaign. Contact Marie O’Brien to learn how you can be part of our Moonshot Documentary and 2022 campaign.

January Moonshot Social Media Campaign Videos
Week of January 17, 2021 - Featured Word: EXHALE
Week of January 3, 2021 - Featured Word: WISE

Check out and share the January 3, 2022 post featuring MCAN Leader / Community Philanthropist, Wanda Lincoln, talking with ‘Moonshot’ about the value of WISDOM in our #MoonshotCommunity.

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Be sure to view and share this week’s video of Sebastian City Councilman, Bob McPartlan, talking with ‘Moonshot’ about ways to keep our children safe and healthy, so they will be ready to learn to read.

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Learning Opportunities for our Moonshot Community

Shaky Ground: Uncloaking and Addressing the Realities of Persistent Instability

Early childhood systems have been devastated by the pandemic-precipitated crisis. Child care deserts have expanded, and families have been left trying to create a patchwork of care for their children — an especially daunting challenge in economically challenged, fragile and otherwise marginalized communities. The pandemic’s impact on the stress levels of children, of their families and of child care providers has been immense. Worries about food security, health issues, returning to work because of child care issues and other stressors have all impacted family well-being.

Please join us on January 25, from 3−4:30 p.m. ET, as we hear from early childhood leaders in examining the impact of the pandemic on families with young children. This session will explore some extraordinary data that has been collected by Phil Fisher, Ph.D., and his colleagues at the University of Oregon. The data is from the Rapid Assessment of Pandemic Impact on Development-Early Childhood ― RAPID-EC ― an ongoing national survey of households with children, ages 0–5, designed to gather essential information on the needs, health-promoting behaviors and well-being of children and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

More Than Leaders. Leadership.

Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote a thriving economy and expanded opportunity for all Americans through sound public policy.

Business Roundtable Resource: A CEO Action Plan to Support Improved U.S. Literacy Rates

U.S. companies are experiencing a very real “skills gap”—one that will become even more acute as the economy continues to grow, strengthen and add jobs over the next 15 years.
A focus on improving third grade reading proficiency offers a uniquely powerful lever to address many aspects of the skills gap over the long term.

View Business Roundtable Article            

The Moonshot Community Action Network (MCAN) is coordinated by The Learning Alliance – the managing partner of MCAN. We invite you to join the journey! | www.TheLearningAlliance.org2