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 chat with us online Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm.
Let's Explore the 3Ts: Tune In, Talk More, and Take Turns
Use the 3Ts to have a big impact on small moments. This simple yet powerful approach makes the most of every interaction so you can build the strongest brain possible for your child. It doesn’t take extra time, expensive materials, or special training. Just have a conversation! Remember: #TuneIn #TalkMore #TakeTurns. Watch the 3Ts video to learn more.
Everyone Counts Singalong!
Use this singalong video to encourage young children to join in and learn the words to a fun song that will help them understand the 2020 Census and the importance of counting everyone. Appropriate for use by parents and teachers with preschool children and students in grades K-2.
One Goal One Florida is an important effort to protect our state. These easy steps make a difference.
☑️ Protect those most vulnerable.
☑️ Wash your hands.
☑️ Follow social distancing.
☑️ Wear a mask. 
My Teacher Wears a Mask
My Teacher Wears a Mask is designed to use with young children in child care settings. The idea is to help ease the fear of masks that some pre-school age children may have.

Back to School Family & Community Conversation - August 17 at 8 pm
As the 2020-2021 school year fast approaches, Broward families will continue to balance family, work, and school life in an e-Learning environment. Join the discussion on ways to create a successful home learning experience and practical ways and resources to manage stress.

Florida Prepaid 529 Summer Savings 
We know the past few months have been hard for you and your parents, with school and lots of other fun activities closing! But a college education is something to keep looking forward to! In the brighter days ahead, and even the smallest amounts saved now can add up to a lot of possibility for your child’s future.

That’s why Florida Prepaid College Savings Plans is encouraging families this summer to start saving for college with a Florida 529 Savings Plan, offering to contribute up to $50 into newly opened accounts. A Florida 529 Savings Plan is an investment account that provides a flexible and tax-free way to save for college.

Free Resources
2020-2021 Children's Services Council Family Resource Guide
The Children's Services Council of Broward County's Interactive 2020-2021 Family Resource Guide is now available! Please share this guide with your friends and family.

Looking for free, educational activities to help keep your child busy and learning while at home? This printable coloring and activity book for children ages 8-12 features exciting facts about the human brain and mental health.

Office of Child Care COVID-19 Resources
Child care is an essential part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent recovery efforts. The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) continues to provide funding to state, territory and tribal governments during the pandemic to provide support for children and their families with paying for child care.