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Save the Date Family Fun Fair
Mark your calendars for
Early Learning Coalition's annual
FAMILY FUN FAIR on
Saturday,
April 6, 2019 from 11 to 2 pm

There's fun for the whole family at the Family Fun Fair and you can be there, too! A bounce house, face painting, balloon artist, plenty of interactive games, and activities, performances, K9 demo and of course, our ever popular STORY STATIONS.

It all takes place at John B. Park/ Lawnwood Stadium and your center/school is invited to join the fun. Here's our Provider Activity Application, Sponsorship Form and Save the Date flyer below:

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Early Childhood Conference is full BUT there is a wait list ...
Good news! Over 200 providers have already signed up for the Early Childhood Conference on February 2 at Fort Pierce Central High School! If you haven't signed up but want to go, email Mary Huffstetter to add your name to the official wait list.

I f you signed up, but can't make it because your plans have changed, please let Mary know, so she can offer your seat to someone on the wait list!

Reach Mary at:
Mary.Huffstetter@stlucieschools.org

PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE ALONG TO THE REST OF YOUR TEAM
Want to be our next Provider of the Month?
Simply send your Name, Provider Information, when/how/why you got started in early education, and what makes your VPK or childcare center special, to Sue-Ellen Sanders at sanderss01@slcelc.org. I'd love a photograph of your vpk/center in action too!
Please make sure, if there are children in the photo, that they are NOT identifiable or you can send just a photo of the outside of your location, or of you and your team.
PARENT SHARE CORNER:
Subsidized childcare for qualifying families
still available with no wait!
Parents who earn low to moderate income may also qualify for financial assistance to help pay a portion of early learning services for children BIRTH TO KINDERGARTEN !
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Information. Parenting tips. Valuable resources.
 2019 Open Registration for FREE Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten is now open online
Registration for the 2019-2020 Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Program is now open through Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County’ s online enrollment. The FREE program is open to ALL children residing in Florida who will be four years of age on or before September 1, 2019.

Parents can sign up their children to participate at no charge for one of the VPK program options, by applying online at the Early Learning Coalition website, www.elcslc.org at the PARENT PORTAL.
Our Childcare Referral Services always FREE
Our Resource and Referral Team connects your client families with qualified childcare providers and valuable community services completely FREE of charge. Call them at 772-595-6363
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Our Early Learning Coalition is funded in part by the Office of Early Learning, the Children Services Council of St. Lucie County and the United Way of St. Lucie Coun ty