Author: Northeast Early Learning Regional Coalition

  By Jill Johnson Early Learning Project Coordinator & Communications Specialist Community-Minded Enterprises   For the past several years, the Inland Northwest Early Learning Alliance (INWELA) has participated in Thrive Washington’s work on advancing racial equity. On March 11 and 12, the alliance took a monumental step as one of the organizers of racial equity[…..]

By Jill Johnson Early Learning Project Coordinator & Communications Specialist Community-Minded Enterprises   If you are working in this field, you know about the importance of early learning. Sadly, there are a lot of people who don’t know even know what it is. A new documentary coming to public television seeks to change that. It’s[…..]

  By Jill Johnson Early Learning Project Coordinator & Communications Specialist Community-Minded Enterprises   Today, we wrap up Our Kids: Our Business month in Spokane. This community-wide campaign uses a bright colored pinwheel as its logo. During April you’ll see pinwheels all across the city — images on signs and banners, and shiny plastic pinwheels[…..]

  By Jill Johnson Early Learning Project Coordinator & Communications Specialist Community-Minded Enterprises   When I first began working in early learning I visited as many child care centers as I could. It energized me and helped me really understand this important work. I still believe the only way to appreciate what quality child care[…..]

  By Jill Johnson Early Learning Project Coordinator & Communications Specialist Community-Minded Enterprises   A great day of filming, getting footage of kids ages 2 to 6 and their moms for an upcoming Success by Six public service announcement that will air on KHQ, the NBC station based in Spokane.     The PSA highlights[…..]

  By Jill Johnson Early Learning Project Coordinator & Communications Specialist Community-Minded Enterprises / Northeast Early Learning Regional Coalition   The “Love. Talk. Play.” campaign has as its foundation that parents are their child’s first and most important teachers. Turns out that a Communications Specialist like me can learn a lot from parents too, as[…..]