Welcome to Early Literacy Matters
Early Literacy Matters (ELM) is a non-profit early intervention program in Tampa, Florida.  We are housed at Hillsborough Community College and our mission is to promote success in school and life by teaching pre-reading skills to at-risk early learners, ages three and four, in Hillsborough County.  Because these children are behind in these critical early learning skills for their ages, ELM's principal goal is to develop and enhance emergent literacy skills through on-site coaching in specifically identified early childhood classrooms.

To achieve this goal, experienced early childhood coaches provide students with multisensory educational instruction weekly with Nemours BrightStart! Literacy Curriculum.  This better prepares early learners for success in kindergarten while simultaneously educating preschool teachers about key early literacy strategies to use in their classrooms.  ELM coaches also provide preschool teachers and directors with ongoing professional development through college level or continuing education classes.
In partnership with Children’s 
Board of Hillsborough County and 
Hillsborough Community College. 
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Program Contact
Marni Lebowitz Fuente, M.S., Ed.S.
Hillsborough Community College
Grants Officer
Children's Board - Early Literacy Matters (ELM) Program Manager
Early Childhood Department-Adjunct Faculty
813-259-6415 - Office
813-259-6417 - Fax
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