Early Literacy Matters (ELM) is funded by the Children's Board of Hillsborough County in partnership with Hillsborough Community College.
ELM believes that community support of early literacy is critical to our overall mission of increasing opportunities for early learning and enhancing quality care of young children. ELM partners with like-minded organizations in the community to ensure our mission is fulfilled.
The ELM coaches work closely with myON staff to obtain individual accounts for the preschools and all of the children participating in the ELM literacy initiative. Parents are given guidance on how to use the program with their children. myON is also being used by the ELM coaching specialists in the classroom as another literacy intervention tool and as a means of promoting the development of appropriate technical skills to students and teachers.