Important Message from the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
March 20, 2020 @ 6:00PM
Dear Early Learning Partners, Parents, and Caregivers: 
Governor DeSantis, Department of Education, and the Office of Early Learning are working to minimize the financial impact on families during this time.

For our School Readiness Families, the Office of Early Learning has indicated they are going to help ease deadlines and co-pays. Including:

  • Extend time for School Readiness re-determinations
  • Suspended the termination process for School Readiness
  • Waving parent co-pays/fees for all school readiness participants.

While we don't have the specifics on how these measures will be implemented; we wanted to share this news with you.

Here are some quick links to valuable local resources for you. We hope you find them helpful.

LOCAL Resources:

Infants | Healthy Mother's, Healthy Babies has set up an emergency pantry for infants and babies. If you are having a difficult time finding or paying for supplies, please click here for dates, times, and locations.

Free Internet | Comcast is taking immediate steps to help connect low-income families to the Internet at home. New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service, which is available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month plus tax. Apply by April 30, 2020. To apply: click here.

Mental Wellness Ideas | This pandemic is a stressful time for our community and many may find it difficult to cope. Here are few ideas to incorporate while practicing social distancing. Click here.

Activities For Kids | Families are staying at home with their children to stay healthy. Here are some suggestions and resources for things to do at home with your children. Click here. Click here.


Lastly, we are excited to announce that we will be presenting online early learning activities that are fun and exciting. We can't wait for you to join us from the comfort of your home next week. Please take a moment to friend us on your favorite social media platform. Facebook | Twitter | Linked In | Instagram


Be well, stay safe, and we will get through this together. 

Respectfully,

The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County