Thanks to a generous grant from The Windermere Foundation, ELA had the privilege of hosting a table at the Education Resources and Job Fair on August 11, 2012. ELA gave 200 musical learning tools as gifts to children and low-income families—The Full Spectrum Birthday Song CD and The Ducks & Us Song CD and study guide—along with ELA’s literature: Emotion Literate’s Proclamation and 5 Ways of Thinking Favorably About Feelings.
ELA successfully participated in earlier versions of this same event in 2007 and 2008 (see news items and pictures below) thanks to grants from the Windermere Foundation. The event has grown and developed to not only assist families to prepare their children for school, but also to provide head-of-households and job seekers with access to employers. “Work It Out Seattle” produces this wonderful event, coordinating social service tables to for 2000+ children, youth and families this year. ELA can attest to the high attendance. Children and parents crowded the ELA table for hours with interest and curiosity about ELA’s work.