May 22, 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. 
Florida Department of Health
Tips and Infographics
Here’s a fun take on the classic DIY ice painting activity. Instead of making our ice paints using craft sticks as handles, we used some small animal figurines we had at home. They make perfect handles for the ice paints so your fingers don’t get cold and it makes the painting so much fun! Click the video above to learn more.
If you're always looking for fun ways to entertain the kids outdoors when the weather is nice, then this Hula Hoop Lasso Challenge is the perfect game for you and your family! From keeping the kids engaged and active, they are also working on their hand-eye-coordination and aim! Did we mention it’s super simple to set up and play all day!? Click the video above to learn more.
DAP with Apps & Other Tech Tools
Making Choices That Make Sense for Preschool

As a preschool teacher, you have many teaching tools at your disposal. Developing relationships, fostering curiosity, and providing opportunities for unstructured play and hands-on experiments are at the core of preschool education; technology can support many of these endeavors. Click the link below to learn more!
Message in a Backpack™
Nature Play with Sensitive Children
Spending time in nature is a great way for you to encourage your child’s development, relieve stress, and, perhaps most importantly, have fun together! But what happens when your child is sensitive to touching natural objects? Use the ideas linked below to spark indoor and outdoor nature play experiences you and your child can enjoy together.
Sounding Stronger Together
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 to start with the basics and sound it out!
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