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Over 200 teachers attend
Early Childhood Conference
Tony Chaidez with Lakeshore Learning got the auditorium moving and clapping, with his high-energy keynote speech, as over 200 early learning professionals joined together for the annual early childhood conference on February 2. Teachers learned from 14 different presenters in engaging break-out sessions and many walked away winners, during the raffle drawings. Mark your calendar to watch for signup for the 2020 conference at the start of next year!
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Save the Date Family Fun Fair
Highlight your center at our annual
Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 11 to 2 pm

There's fun for the whole family at the Family Fun Fair and you can be there, too! A bounce house, face painting, balloon artist, plenty of interactive games, and activities, performances, K9 demo and of course, our ever popular STORY STATIONS.
We will be celebrating children and families and have a Healthy St. Lucie Billion Steps challenge available for parents where they can win MORE FREE BOOKS!

Your center/school is invited to join the fun, with links to our Provider Activity Application, Sponsorship Form and Save the Date flyer below:

Provider Tip: 5 ways to develop children's talent The seeds of talent are usually planted early and in the home, but YOU can help! One study revealed that 22 of 24 talented performers – from chess players to figure skaters – were introduced to their talent domains by parents,   usually between ages 2 and 5 . There's more to share with your parents in this article: 5 ways to develop children’s talents

Provider Highlight:
Simply send your Name, Provider Information, when/how/why you got started in early education, and what makes your VPK or childcare center special, to Sue-Ellen Sanders here at sanderss01@slcelc.org.

I'd love a photograph of your vpk/center in action too!
Please make sure, if there are children in the photo, that they are NOT identifiable or you can send just a photo of the outside of your location, or of you and your team.
Subsidized childcare for qualifying families
still available with no wait!
Parents who earn low to moderate income may also qualify for financial assistance to help pay a portion of early learning services for children BIRTH TO KINDERGARTEN!
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Our Early Learning Coalition is funded in part by the Office of Early Learning, the Children Services Council of St. Lucie County and the United Way of St. Lucie Coun ty