Early Learning Coalition
of St. Lucie County
Your Champions of Early Education
April 2021 Parent News:
Resources for your Family!
FREE ELC Drive-through event planned for April 10th
KidFun-to-Go 2021
Saturday, April 10, 2021
from 9-11:30 AM
Our PSL Drive-through event was a great success with over 170 cars driving through and over 500 families served. If you missed it, our ELC has one more drive-through event coming up designed to help your family access fun & exciting educational materials, services and create small libraries of their own, on Saturday, April 10,from 9-11:30 AM at Percy Peek Gym Parking Lot, 2902 Avenue D, in Fort Pierce, next to the Zora Neale Hurston Library.
Working closely with our community partners, including St. Lucie Schools, Children's Services Council, City of Fort Pierce and City of Fort Pierce, our drive-through event features 12-15 stations that families can drive through, stay in their car safely, and get wonderful stuff for their kids.
This event offers the same books and activities, so if you already attended in PSL, tell your friends about it- no reservations needed! Curious George will also be there, along with Andy the Armadillo from Texas Roadhouse, Urbie from Urban Adventure and Scruffy and McGruff the crime-fighting dogs, from the SLC Sheriff's Dept. In addition, we will have a police SWAT team and drone, to entertain the kids while they are patiently waiting in your car.

Voluntary Pre-K Sign-Up is open for 2021/2022 year
Free Voluntary
It's time to sign up for the 2021/2022 year for Pre-K! You can sign up 24/7 through the link on our website, for the 2021/2022 year.
#EarlylearningSLC #FreeVPKinFlorida
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Get a free pinwheel for every child
at our KIDFun-to-go event this Saturday!

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and if you know a family who needs resources or help, make sure they know where they can get help.

Have you listened to The Pinwheel Podcast? The latest episodes are available on your favorite podcast app or on our website: https://www.ounce.org/webinars_podcasts.html
Is your child ready for Kindergarten?
Apply now at St. Lucie Schools
We are excited to announce that Student Assignment for St. Lucie Schools has moved to an online application and registration system, to save parents time and allow them to apply for a school in the comfort of their home, as well as receive electronic notifications. No more long lines or long waits!

Because they understand that selecting a school for your child is an important decision, the professional staff at the Student Assignment Office is available to discuss your options and assist you through the application process.
Please contact them directly at (772) 429-3930, email at the green button above, or visit them at our KIDFun-to-Go event!
Here's registration, bus information plus a flyer about the magnet schools, too! There's a perfect fit for your children at St. Lucie School District.
Celebrate Earth Day with Miss Penny
How are you celebrating Earth Day? Join Miss Penny and create an Earth Day inspired craft and listen to a story! ! RSVP today! 

Florida Pre-paid Open Enrollment continues
through April
Just one month left to sign up for a Florida Prepaid College Savings Plans during annual Open Enrollment with five plans starting at $45 per month, each built for flexibility and guaranteed by the State of Florida. In a recent study conducted by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation Board, more than 90 percent of Florida parents say college is more important than ever or just as important in the wake of COVID-19.

Florida families last year purchased more than 50,000 plans, committing to their children’s future even as the pandemic hit. Anyone who enrolls in a Florida Prepaid Plan during the month of April will save $25 on enrollment using promo code ELC2021. For more info, click Here
April Parent Pages from the Office of Early Learning
Overwhelmed by Change? Turn to 3Ts
3Ts Development helps children succeed at early age
Feeling overwhelmed by changes to your routines? Remember: even when things are uncertain, YOU are helping to build the brains of your children and are preparing them for success just by talking and interacting with them. Your day is full of opportunities to use the 3Ts and help your children understand changes going on in the world. Learn more at the3Ts.org. Also available in Spanish at las3Cs.org.  AnyTimeIs3TsTime #3TsFlorida #PNCGrowUpGreat
Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County www.elcslc.org 772-595-6424