April 10, 2020
Dear Teachers,

We, at the Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida, understand the gravity of this ever evolving situation and applaud your efforts to remain dedicated to the children and families you serve. Together, we will work our way through these uncertain times. As you continue to face this pandemic, please remember - you are not alone. We are here to support you in any and every way we can.

For more information on COVID-19 and how the State of Florida is combating this virus, visit the Florida Department of Health website. 
Finding The Right FIT For Your Class
Click the video above and watch your child mirror the hosts as they dance along, also it's great for in/outdoor play! Koo Koo Kanga Roo isn't just fun, it's also educational. While dancing around, your children are le arning coordination, balance and building their confidence.
Maintaining healthy children and parents is the Coalitions highest priority! With assistance from Cosmic Kids Yoga keeping the children of Northwest Florida active and entertained will be easier than ever. Click the video above to learn the art of mindfulness with your child.
Florida Department of Health
Tips and Infographics
Conscious Discipline
In support of the COVID-19 response, this 3-Part webinar is offered FREE to you for 90 days. Dr. Becky Bailey disrupts the cycle of trauma by bringing new awareness to our current trauma epidemic and building healthy, healing relationships through self-regulation, connection and resilience interventions that have the power to heal individuals, communities and generations of those who suffer. Register below!
Some of the most popular resources offered through Conscious Discipline are completely free with no login required! Browse anytime and take advantage of the Conscious Discipline Book Portal, Shubert’s School and Home, Video Gallery, Free Webinars, Podcasts and more. You’ll uncover a wealth of practical tools that help you put Conscious Discipline into practice every day in any environment.
In times of incredible stress staying home may not be the safest option. The Department of Children and Families Abuse Hotline is available 24/7 via phone at 1-800-962-2873, or text 1-800-955-8771. For domestic violence support and assistance, the Florida Domestic Violence Hotline can be reached via phone at 1-800-500-1119, or text 1-800-621-4202, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

To speak with a local domestic violence representative, please call the phone number associated with your county of residence below.

Bay County: (850) 769-7989

Gulf/Calhoun Counties: (850) 229-2901

Franklin County: (850)653-7170

Holmes/Jackson/Washington Counties: (850) 415-5999
Stronger Together & Better Than Ever
We, at the Coalition, know the teachers in our service area will come back from COVID-19, better than ever and stronger together. Helping you make the most of this time like you mean it is The Self-Care Manifesto linked to the blue button below. Review the pointers listed throughout the manifesto, like you mean it, and you, too, could be inspired to write your own proclamation of self-care.
We exist to grow healthy children, parents, and the relationship between them.
Sponsored by the Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida and the State of Florida, Office of Early Learning