The Parent Connection Newsletter
Dearest Parents, Families, and Caregivers,
Happiest Monday to you all!

This week, we are featuring our federally-funded Early Head Start Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) Program. The EHS-CCP program makes a big impact in the highest need areas throughout Palm Beach County. Read more about this special feature program directly below! πŸ’™

We are also excited to bring you a new week of educational, engaging content... just for parents/families. We are offering TWO big opportunities this week:

  • GoToWebinar PARENT CAFE "Getting Off To A Good Start in Kindergarten" (in Spanish) on Wednesday, July 22 @ 6pm - Click here to Register!


Be sure to also check out the rest of our Extended (At-Home) Learning for both families and child care providers below - on any/all of our social media channels:

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

If there is anything that we can do to support you during this time, please don't hesitate to reach out to us...


Thank you and stay safe,

Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County
Program Update | Give Your Child An Early Head Start
The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County's Early Head Start Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) Program provides:

  • Services for children 6 weeks to 3 years old
  • Comprehensive services
  • Full day, year-round services
  • Inclusive Settings
  • School Readiness
  • Family Engagement – Parent advocacy and leadership
  • An online application system across Palm Beach County

If you are interested in applying and/or to learn more about our services, please contact us at 561.412.2203 or click the link here to visit our website .
Join Us Wednesday @ 6pm | Parent Cafe ( Spanish )
Getting Off To A Good Start:
Resources & Considerations for
Preschool to Kindergarten Transition
ο»Ώ(Presented in Spanish)

Wednesday, July 22
From 6 - 7 PM
Via GoToWebinar
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.
Extended (At-Home) Learning Opportunities
Facebook Live! Parent Chat
The First Day Of School: A List of Do's and Don'ts
Thursday, July 23 @ 6 PM
Coming This Week - July 20-24 | Letter 'N' - Number Sense
All Events For Parents & Families
All Events For Child Care Providers
Last Week Summary - July 13-17 | Letter 'G' for Geometry
Monday, July 13
YouTube | Summer Parent Club
NUMBERS & NUMBER SENSE
Tuesday, July 14
YouTube | For All Early Learners
PLAY DOH SHAPES
Wednesday, July 15
YouTube | For All Early Learners
LITERACY ACTIVITY
Thursdays @ 1 PM...
Watch it again... Facebook Live!
Exploring With 3-D Shapes
...All-New Every Friday
Don't miss our...  Friday Feature!
YouTube Video | Kids In The Kitchen
In Case You Missed It | Screen Time Parent Chat
Last week's Facebook Live! Parent Chat is totally worth re-watching, in case you missed it! We were excited to share about how not all screen time is bad; plus, ways to make screen time educational and beneficial amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 | The Latest Resources & Information
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, is available 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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