The Parent Connection Newsletter
Dearest Parents, Families, and Caregivers,
We are continuously amazed by the dedication and love of our parents and families we serve.

We have seen that working parents have been one of the most effected groups among the COVID-19 pandemic --- and we want you to know that the Early Learning Coalition is HERE to HELP!

If there is anything that we can do to support you during this time, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via email: contacts@elcpalmbeach.org . w e are also available via phone at our Family Resource Line: 561.514.3300.

This week, we remind you to please share our Emergency Personnel Child Care Scholarship Program. The final date to apply for this program will be Friday, July 31. For more information including application, please click the link here .

We encourage you to join our Parent Chat tonight via Facebook Live! at 6pm .

We will be discussing different types of learning styles that can work for your child. It is so helpful to know how your child best learns, so that learning is the way it should be - FUN! Children learn BEST through play and their day-to-day activities. Be sure to also check out the rest of our Extended (At-Home) Learning for both families and child care providers below - this week's topic is Earth Science!


Thank you and stay safe,

Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County
Parent Chat Facebook Live! | TONIGHT @ 6pm
You're invited to join our highly anticipated weekly Facebook Live! Parent Chat TONIGHT - Thursday, July 9th @ 6pm . We will be responding to your live questions on "Fostering Your Child's Learning Style." Join in the discussion and start preparing for the upcoming school year, in whatever format that it will bring.

Early Learning Activities | Earth Science
Monday, July 6
YouTube | Summer Parent Club
GROSS MOTOR & VOCABULARY
Tuesday, July 7
YouTube | For All Early Learners
SINK OR FLOAT
Wednesday, July 8
YouTube | For All Early Learners
LITERACY ACTIVITY
Thursday, July 9
YouTube | For All Early Learners
SINK OR FLOAT
Don't miss these other fan favorites this week!
Thursdays @ 1 PM... TODAY!
Join Us via... Facebook Live!
Explore Gravity w/ Recyclables
...All-New Every Friday
Watch For Our...  Friday Feature!
YouTube Video | Kids In The Kitchen
July 2020 | Information, Support & Resources
Informational Webinars on Several Available Scholarships for Children
Step Up For Students  is partnering with Celebrate Youth to host a series of online parent workshops for families interested in the Income-Based, Gardiner, and/or Hope Scholarship programs. Questions will be answered live and they will be ready to assist with applications for the upcoming school year.

Summer Learning Loss and Preventing 'Summer Slide'
Numerous studies show that kids who don’t read during summer vacation, actually slip in reading ability by the time school rolls around. Beat the summer slide with helpful resources that we can provide. Click here for more information on our website.
Hot Temperatures and Car Safety for Parents/Families
As the temperature outside heats up, the risk of heatstroke rises too. Please visit the link here for several expert tips recently shared by the Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County on behalf of  Safe Kids PBC  on keeping your child safe in and around cars.
July 2020 Parents' Pages by the Office of Early Learning
Inside the July 2020 edition of the Office of Early Learning's Parents' Pages, you'll find even more information about Summer Learning and how to prevent the summer slide (aka summer learning loss). Additional topics included in this month's update are: immunizations reminders, information about the upcoming tax-free holiday, tips for talking to your children about difficult subjects, information for incoming Florida VPK students, as well as for recent graduates of the program as they transition to Kindergarten and begin their elementary school journey. Click here to read the full update.
COVID-19 | The Latest Resources & Information
Online Safety: A Parent's Guide | Free Informative Session
Benefits & Emergency Food Services Currently Available
Feeding South Florida provides direct-service programs to individuals in need of assistance. This includes benefits application assistance, access to their choice pantry, referrals for longer-term food assistance at a partner agency, and home delivery for qualified individuals. To fill out a client services application, please click this link .

For this week's distribution updates in Palm Beach County, please see below:
Information on Grants & Monetary Program Assistance
Mortgage Assistance
Information about mortgage assistance can be found  here .

Rental and Utility Assistance
CARES Act Rent and Utilities assistance program information can be found  here .

Boynton Beach: Small Business Grants Available
The City's Economic Development & Strategy Department has created the  CDBG CARES Act Small Business Grant Program . Small businesses with 25 or fewer employees, located within the City of Boynton Beach (excluding those within the CRA district), who have experienced a loss of revenue due to COVID-19 and have not receive ANY funding from the CARES Act or any programs funded by the CARES Act are eligible to apply for a grant up to  $10,000 .

Applications will be processed on a first-qualified, first-served basis. The online application portal, along with additional details, will be posted on Friday, June 26 at  WhyBoynton.com .

Please visit our  Frequently Asked Questions page  to learn more about the program.

Additional Questions? Please email  DurganJ@bbfl.us  or call 561-742-6014.
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Latest News, Updates, and Resources as of June 29, 2020
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