The Parent Connection Newsletter
Dearest Parents, Families, and Caregivers...
This week we are excited to offer two opportunities to connect with you.

The first opportunity is tonight at 6pm . We hope you will join us. Suzanne Ekelund, Early Childhood Special Educator for Florida's Department of Education. She specializes in creating the bridge from preschool to kindergarten.

The second one is on Thursday night at 6pm . This Facebook live event focuses on structure, limits, and encouragement for children. While summer might seem like the perfect time to put aside routines and schedules, we will share why structure is critical for kids' growth and development.

Over in the right corner here, you'll see our new parent tips. We're all about bite-size things you can do easily to encourage learning during the summer months.

Drop us a quick line and let us know what you think or what we can do to assist more. Email: questions@elcpalmbeach.org .

We are also available via phone at our Family Resource Line: 561.514.3300.

Thank you and stay safe,

Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County
TONIGHT @ 6 PM | Parent Cafe
Resources and Considerations for
Preschool to Kindergarten Transition
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 @ 6 - 7 PM

Parents and Caregivers will learn about resources when transitioning children from preschool programs to kindergarten including what families need to know, what teachers need to know & supports for children with special needs. The session will include an overview of the developmentally appropriate skills needed for the age group as well as specific tools to use during the transition process.
Just For You | Parents of 'Soon-To-Be' Kindergartners
Just three short weeks ago, we began our 2020 Summer Parent Club , a newly redesigned virtual-only 8-week summer program for children who are entering Kindergarten in the fall. The summer before your child enters kindergarten is a very important one. Check out all of our weekly videos on our YouTube, informational packets, and Facebook Live Parent Chat opportunities on Thursdays @ 6pm .

Early Learning Activities | Week Fourteen
Letter 'M' for Memory
Monday, June 22
YouTube | Summer Parent Club
SPECIAL FEATURE
Tuesday, June 23
YouTube | For All Early Learners
LETTER 'M' MEMORY GAME
Wednesday, June 24
YouTube | En Español Esta Semana
READ ALONG WITH OUR LITERACY ACTIVITY
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Thursdays @ 1 PM...
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NATURE MEMORY GAME
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YouTube Video | Kids In The Kitchen
New & Updated Resources & Information
Little Owls 2020 Early Intervention Free Webinars... Now in Spanish!
Florida Atlantic University (FAU)'s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)’s Little Owls Early Intervention Initiative is a training program for parents, grandparents, and family members of infants, toddlers and preschoolers (18 months - 5 years old) with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or a related disorder.

Attendees will discover how to:
  • Promote learning
  • Improve communication
  • Increase social engagement
  • Keep your child safe

Attendees will also learn about:
  • Therapies
  • Advocacy
  • Benefits for your child may be eligible for
  • Parent support and self-care

Prime Time Palm Beach County's Virtual Summer Camp
...just for School-Age Children!
Free & open to the public, families & summer camps can schedule their time in advance so children in grades K-8 can enjoy live interactive programming, pre-recorded sessions & hands-on learning activities provided by local content experts. To get connected,  click here .
Early Literacy Tips for Families | Now Available in Spanish!
Early literacy is critically important for the future success of our young learners. The Office of Early Learning and the Department of Education are working hand-in-hand to bridge Prekindergarten and K-3 early literacy policies and practices to better support a seamless approach to early literacy efforts statewide. Click the flyers below for 10 helpful early literacy tips for families, in English and now Spanish too!
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