Taking Action

Advancing Early Learning Shelby County's aims of ensuring more children in early care and education are connected with a high-quality program and that their families are engaged and supported.  Each Action Team has its own leadership, mission, goals and objectives that are aligned with the overarching goals of Early Learning Shelby county.  Action Teams meet monthly and are open doors in order to continually engage more people who have interest and expertise in these four key work areas: 

Registered Ministry Care and Education
Family Engagement and Education
Kindergarten Readiness
Health and Wellness


Early Learning Ministry Advocacy Team for Shelby County

Where parents have a choice and ministries have a voice!

The mission of the Early Learning Ministry Advocacy Team is to encourage and recognize Registered Ministries provide quality, Christian education and engage in continuous improvement. 

Chair:  Angi Elliot
Kidzone Preschool & Childcare
Co-Chair:  Jennifer Wainscott
St. Joseph Catholic School

Meetings are held monthly from 4:00pm to 5:30 pm on the last Thursday of each month at a rotating ministry location.

Kindergarten Classroom

Family Engagement

coming soon!

Teacher and Kids in Library

Kindergarten Readiness

What if every child had five years of education before kindergarten?

The reality is that children are learning constantly, right from birth.  What they learn during those first five years depends on the experiences they have each and every day.  This is our greatest challenge--and our greatest opportunity!  Families and others who care for young children understand that the early years are important.  Yet many don't know exactly what to do to encourage early learning, or feel that don't have time to do what it takes to prepare their child for school.

Through a series of 6 workshops held in families' homes, the Born Learning Academy will provide families and caregivers of children ages 0-5 with practical, user-friendly ideas to turn everyday activities into learning moments.  

Academy workshops offer individualized attention and support to families.

Chair:  Lauren Boring
Vice Chair:  Open