Mr. Al Comes to Lake County

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Last week, Mr. Al Rasso came to visit Leesburg for a two-day musical extravaganza! On Friday, over 400 children from child care centers around the county attended his two concerts at 9 AM and 11 AM at Morrison United Methodist Church. While there, the children waved, danced, sang, and jumped their way to a great time. Mr. Al’s incredible upbeat, light-hearted show even got the adults dancing too!

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On Saturday morning, bright and early, over 200 teachers, vendors and ELC staff came together at Morrison United Methodist for our annual Uniting for Children conference. Mr. Al led two workshops— “Learn Through Play, It’s the Best Way!” and “All Stressed Out and Nowhere to Go!”

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The teachers had a great time learning new techniques that emphasize art and music to facilitate learning, and were able to earn continuing education credits while having fun! During breakfast/registration and lunch time, vendors from the community presented merchandise and information for the teachers’ enjoyment. At the end of the conference, over 30 teachers walked away with great door prizes, including learning materials for their classrooms, books, décor, and personal gifts!
The Early Learning Coalition of Lake County wishes to say “thank you” our staff, sponsors, and vendors for helping make the 2013 Uniting for Children Conference a great success!

Our Local Sponsors:
Brooklyn Water Bagels in The Villages
Chick-Fil-A in Lady Lake
Cracker Barrel in Clermont
Cracker Barrel Leesburg
Delias Boutique in Leesburg
First Watch Restaurant in the Villages
Florida Porch Café of Leesburg
Katie’s Salon of Lady Lake
One Flight Up Café of Mt. Dora
Oscar’s Donuts in Leesburg
Toojay’s in the Villages
Winn-Dixie in the Villages
LakeShore Learning Materials
Kaplan Early Learning Company
Discount School Supplies
Miller School Supply
Becker School Supply
Michael Manning Massage Therapy
Wilfredo Ceron

Our Local Vendors:
Diane Kelly
Georgette McLean
Revelation Books, etc.
The Green Apple-Health Foods
TD Bank
The Crafty Ladies from Woodlands at Church Lake
Insight Credit Union
Safe Climate Coalition
Lake County Health/Dental Department
Becker School Supply
A big “thank you” to our guest speaker— Mr. Al “The Music Man”

A special thanks to Morrison United Methodist Church in Leesburg for the use of their Sanctuary and Gymnasium for this annual event!