May 8, 2020
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.

Today is About YOU
Yes, YOU. From language development to hand-eye coordination, you do it all!
This was your week and TODAY is your day! Sit back and bask in the magic that you create inside every classroom and child you care for. All the webinars, professional development, and helpful tips aside, YOU GOT THIS!  
Please join us for the last of the four webinars from the COVID-19 Through the Eyes of a Child mental health series on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 12:30 pm CST. This will be a live webinar with Mental Health Professional, Denise Folsom. This week's topic of discussion will be “Breaking It Down: The Ever Changing World of School-Agers and How to Respond”. Please take a moment to register for this webinar by clicking HERE .

Additionally, to review the first three webinars click HERE. For future webinar reminders and other resources be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter.
Pre-K Pages

Click the video above and watch your child enjoy a daily serving of learning fun and educational videos brimming with active participation. The channel is geared towards babies, toddlers, preschoolers and elementary age children.
Click the video above and watch your child begin to learn letter sounds by watching and listening to this video compiled from LeapFrog.
Florida Department of Health
Tips and Infographics
Crafts & Do-It-Yourself Projects
“You Are My Sunshine” Noodle Card for Kids to Make. If you’re looking for an adorable card to make for someone special, this one is perfect! Kids can make them all by themselves using noodles and paint! At the top of the card it says “Mom, You are my sunshine!” which is perfect for Mother’s Day but you could use it for any and all occasions.
A great way to use recycled materials and save money in the classroom! Dot dabbers are, undoubtedly, super fun! Learn how to create your own by clicking the button below.

 National Association for the Education of Young Children
Rocking and Rolling:
It's Never "Just Play"!
Free time play is never just play. Let's break it down. First, the children choose what they want to do and how they want to do it. By leading the play, resolving conflict, asking for help, and integrating daily routines into their play, the children are becoming more independent and confident.
Ask Hello.
Favorite Books to Add to Your Shelf
For many early childhood educators, reading children’s books is a cherished hobby. The best books fill us with joy and renew our commitment to early education. To enrich your summer break—and help you find some books to add to your classroom—we’ve pulled recommendations from the Hello discussion strand in which members introduce themselves and share their favorite children’s book.
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 . When you're ready to start rocking and rolling— remember it takes two! The role of co-regulation in building self-regulation skills is explained by clicking the blue button below.
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