Important Message from the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
March 16, 2020 @ 4:05 PM
Hello Parents,
It is our goal to be a community resource for you and your children as we navigate our way through this challenging time.

The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County will remain vigilant in providing accurate and timely information regarding child care in Palm Beach County. We will be increasing our communication with you during this time. Each email will be time-stamped at the top so you can always see the latest update.

Important Updates

  • You may be wondering why some preschool programs are open and some are closed. Each early learning preschool or child care center can make the individual decision to stay open or temporarily close. Until the State or County make any other determinations, they can continue to provide care.

  • If you find that you are having a hard time finding child care, we are here to help. If you have questions about child care options, please call our Family Resource Line: 561.514.3300.

  • It is important to know for all re-determinations and child care applications--we can help you online and over the phone. You do not have come in to our office for assistance; we can offer the same great services via phone or online appointments. If you are unable to meet via phone or online, we are here to help you. Please call our Family Resource Line 561.514.3300 to make an appointment.

Additional Resources

Free "Grab & Go" Meals
Palm Beach County School District is providing nutritionally-balanced "Grab & Go" meals for anyone under the age of 18, regardless of financial need. The program is currently scheduled from Monday, March 16-Friday, March 20th, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Students must be present to receive a meal. Click the link to see the list of sites.

How to talk to children about Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Who to call with Coronavirus (COVID-19) questions?
  • The Florida Department of Health has opened a 24-hour hotline and email account for all Coronavirus questions. 1-866-779-6121 or email:


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