Early Childhood Literacy, Community Fun

Rothman Early Childhood Literacy
Rothman Early Childhood Literacy Awards
Rothman Supports Early Childhood Literacy in Our Community

First of all,  Rothman Family Foundation is a huge supporter of Early Childhood literacy in Pinellas County.  Improving literacy among the community’s youngest scholars is one of Rothman’s commitments.  Sets of books and mini child size bookbags for completing their coursework in Early Childhood development was the perk to SPC students.   Licensed childcare centers or home care centers currently employ each of these students.   Closing the achievement gap and promoting life-long learning – go Rothman and Early Childhood students!


Storybrook Village and 5K Run Benefits Early Childhood
COE student helping with Early Childhood Storybook Village and 5K event
COE student helping with Early Childhood Storybook Village and 5K event

In addition, on Saturday, April 14th, SPC participated in the annual 5K Run and Storybook Village.  This was held in St Petersburg and coordinated by the Pinellas Early Learning Coalition.  Storybook Village community childcare providers brought to life the fairy tales presented after the race.  Boyd Hill Nature Preserve was a great place to host the over 200  to partake in the day of community fun.


You could support early learning and literacy by participating in the following:

  • enjoy reading activities
  • games for all
  • parent resources available
  • entertainment activities and more.


Anne Ryan, Early Childhood at SPC
Anne Ryan, Early Childhood at SPC


COE faculty and students helped children create personalized bookmarks.  The bookmarks were to use in their favorite tales.  Most importantly, all proceeds from the event went towards Coalition programs that serve the children of Pinellas County, our community.




Our Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies and Community Leadership Preschool Specialization gives you the knowledge and skills to work effectively with early learners (birth to age 4) and their families in both the public and private sectors.  This is a fully online program except for classes that have school-based hours. If qualified, this program can be funded through the TEACH Scholarship Program.

Early Childhood A.S. Degree – As an early childhood professional, you play a vital role in the life of a child. At SPC you will learn how to provide a safe learning environment to help children grow socially, emotionally and educationally.  Come learn the special skills needed to work with young children!

For more information about Early Childhood Programs:  contact ryan.anne@spcollege.edu

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