Early Learning Coalition
of St. Lucie County
Opening doors for young children
March Newsletter: Drums & More at Family Fair
Drum Circle is new at FREE Family Fun Fair on April 6
Beat the drums at the Family Fun Fair this year with an exciting DRUM CIRCLE hosted by Kevin Beatkeeper!

We invite all centers and agencies to join us for the Early Learning Coalition's Annual Family Fun Fair from 11-2 on April 6th at John B. Park/ Lawnwood Stadium on Virginia Avenue.

All kids get free books and enjoy hands-on activities especially designed for kids, Story Stations, Games, Bounce House, Face-painting, K-9 demonstrations, and much more, all FREE, so make sure your parents all get information about the fair, too.

There's room for you to join the fun, with your own take on interactive Story Stations, performing groups and hands-on craft and STEM activities. Every child gets a FREE book and families can earn extra books, by participating in the Healthy St. Lucie Billion Step challenge, either at the track on the day of the event, or in the week before it!

Your center/school is invited to join the fun, with links to our Provider Activity Application and Family Fun Day flyer below:

New permanent, more convenient location for
Early Learning Coalition at Treasure Health Building on Midway Road .
We've moved! The Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County team is finally all moved in at our new permanent location, at the Treasure Health Building, 5000 Dunn Road, with regular office hours of 8:00 am - 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. The new location is at the intersection of Midway Road and Dunn Road, conveniently located to all parts of St. Lucie County.
There is currently no wait list for qualified, income-eligible families to receive financial assistance for subsidized early learning, that is in addition to the 540 hours of free VPK. (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten)

If a family applies today and is deemed eligible through state guidelines, children could be receiving service by next month or sooner!

Remind your families they can apply online at www.elcslc.org or call us for more information at
It's true kids learn from failure...
Remember this adage, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again." Well, it's true that kids learn from failure. Check out this link here from last week's news:

It’s only natural to try to mitigate pain and disappointment for our children. But, in doing so, we also sacrifice opportunities for greatness...
Vroom APP helpful & easy to use and it's FREE
This Vroom App offers tips and ideas for your center's families, in any situation, to encourage early education. It's personalized to your children's ages and it is completely FREE
Find out more here:
Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County www.elcslc.org 772-595-6424