Early Learning Coalition
of St. Lucie County
Opening doors for young children
April Parent Newsletter: Photos & more!
Over 800 people attended this year's Family Fun Fair.

Mark your calendars for our fall literacy event on October 20 and next year's Family Fun Fair April 4, 2020!
Over 800 children and their families got to meet princesses, watch K-9 dog and karate demonstrations, check out fire trucks and story stations and even beat the drums at this year's Family Fun Fair on April 6 . Here's a sneak peek video at the exciting DRUM CIRCLE hosted by Kevin Beatkeeper!

Thank you to all the childcare centers who joined us and presented story stations for the kiddos: including ALPI Queen Townsend, Boys & Girls Club, Children's Emporium, Firehouse Youth Center, Growing & Learning, Learning Tree, Little Feet Learning Center, Renaissance Charter School, Riverbend Learning Center, Somerset Academy, St. Lucie Christian Preschool, St. Lucie Public Schools, Storybrooke Academy, Sunrise Country and The Children's Garden.

Kids got free books and enjoyed hands-on activities especially designed for them, as well as visiting with a petting zoo and a free bounce house.

Thanks also to our sponsors, vendors and agency participants; 211/Help Me Grow, Assurance, Big Brothers Big Sisters,Billy's Bounce House, SLW Centennial JROTC, Children's Home Society, Children's Services Council, Conscious Discipline, D.A.T.A, ELC CCR&R Program, Families of the Treasure Coast, St. Lucie Schools, FL Department of Health, Grace Way Village, Helping People Succeed, Karla Abraham-Face Painter, Kevin Beatkeeper-Drum Circle, New Horizons, PNC Bank, Project Response, PSL United Soccer Club, Roundtable/Kids at Hope, S.W.A.T., Safe Kids, St. Lucie County, Safe Space, Sarah's Party Animals, SLC Fire District, SLC Parks & Rec-Aquatics, SLC Sheriff's K-9, SLC Sheriff's Office, Southeast Martial Arts, Cinderella & her Fairy Godmother and the STEM GEMS.
More photos on Facebook Here
Happy Easter & Happy Passover from your
Early Learning Coalition
April is Autism Awareness Month
Here's a look at how you can help your little ones adjust to children who are different than they are---
Meet Sesame Street's muppet Julia and hear about her family:

The 5th Annual SLC Safety Festival will be held on April 27 at First Data Field (home of the Mets), in Port St. Lucie. This FREE event features all things safety related: home, driver, water, bike, pedestrian, pet, ID, school, hurricane safety and more.
Your kids will enjoy displays & demos by local first responders, including the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, St. Lucie County Fire District, Florida Fire Marshall’s Association, Port St. Lucie Police, Ft. Pierce Police, St. Lucie Mets, Fish and Wildlife, St. Lucie Safety Coalition, St. Lucie County Schools, United Veterans, Emergency Services, Blood Mobile and many others.
Don't miss the SWAT Team demonstration, burn unit-fire demonstration, jaws-of-life demonstration, a kids zone, arts/crafts, food/drink, vendors and more. A portion of the proceeds from vendors will benefit our partners Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County
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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!

You can apply online at www.elcslc.org on the Parent Portal or call us for more information at 772-595-6424.
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Find out more here:
Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County www.elcslc.org 772-595-6424