November Family Connection Newsletter
Dear Families,
We know these are challenging times. At the Early Learning Coalition of Broward County we are working hard to provide tools and resources to you as well as the hundreds of child care providers that contract with us, to assist in providing alternative options for your child's care. We hope to have more details on these alternative learning options soon.

As always, we are here for you! If you have a question or concern, feel free to reach out to one of our Customer Support Specialists Monday - Friday, 8 am - 6 pm, or c with us online Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm.
ELC Broward News
ELC Broward launches a new website!
Have you heard the news? We've launched a new website! Our goal is to provide you with an easier way to learn about our services and gain access to forms and helpful videos.

Whether you like what you see or would like to provide us with feedback on ways to make our website even better, we'd love to hear from you! Send an email to website@elcbroward.org

Join us for ELC Broward StoryTime on Facebook Live!
Our StoryTime on Facebook Live is still on! Join us on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays at 9:30 am for a new story. We look forward to seeing you soon!

November is Family Engagement Month
November is Florida Family Engagement in Education Month, a time to celebrate the crucial role parents and families play in their children's education. When schools work together with families to support learning, children are more motivated to succeed, not just in school, but throughout life.

Celebrate Children's Book Week With Us...virtually!
Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes — wherever young readers and books connect! Click here for ways to celebrate at home.

Learn more about Children's Book Week.
Check out the Office of Early Learning's November Parents' Pages
November is Military Family Month. If you are a military family, especially if one parent is actively deployed, it can be challenging to stay engaged in your child’s learning and development. If you have young children, it is especially important for you to connect with your child on a regular basis.

MDC’s ACCLAIMED MIAMI BOOK FAIR GOES VIRTUAL NOV. 15-22
For the first time in 37 years, Miami Dade College(MDC) will transform its iconic Miami Book Fair (MBF), a weeklong celebration of books and writers in downtown Miami, into a free virtual event from November 15 through the 22. As in years past, the Fair will feature programs in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole representing fiction, politics, history, memoir, comics, poetry, among other genres, as well as an extensive program for children and teens. Learn how to write a song, build a video game, write a poem, ask Battle Bot Captain a question. Different activities at Children’s Alley every day, and everything is free! Check out the schedule and sign up at a MiamiBookFair.com.
Using the 3Ts At Meal Time
Meal time is a great time to use the 3Ts with your child! Tune In to the specific foods your child is focused on. Talk More about the different foods on his plate. Describe the colors and textures using a wide variety of words. Take Turns to have a conversation with your child. Find more tips for talking and interacting with your child at the3Ts.org.       
Free Resources
In honor of Veterans Day, our ELC Broward office will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. We thank all the brave men and women who have served and have made the ultimate service for our country.