April 17, 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 follow simon as he says to dance, jump, and wiggle around! Patty Shukla isn't just fun, she'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 socially developing while also social distancing will be easier than ever. Click the video above to learn more.
Covid-19: Through The Eyes Of A Child
Webinar Series
Dear Caregivers,

Please join us for the first of four webinars from the COVID-19 Through the Eyes of a Child mental health series on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 12:30pm CST. This will be a live webinar with a Mental Health Professional, Denise Folsom, the first topic of discussion will be “Making Sense of Children’s Thinking and Behavior”. Please take a moment to register for this webinar by clicking HERE .

Additionally, we will be sending out registration invitations for the three remaining live mental health webinars in the coming days. For future webinar reminders and other resources be sure to follow us on Facebook , Instagram , and/or Twitter
Florida Department of Health
Tips and Infographics
Self-Care Strategies
People who take care of others often put their own needs last. Does that sound familiar? Caring for yourself is important for your health and wellness, and it is directly related to your ability to care for others and succeed at work. Click the blue button below to learn more.
MOTHERCOULD was created to express the feelings of motherhood and empower the crafty and creative caregiver within us all. Click the blue button below to review a few of her sensational sensory activities and ready to go recipes.

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 magic in this amount of time is the BrightStar Care - 10 Self-Care Tips for Child Care Providers article. Click the blue button below to review the tips and remind yourself you're fantastic, kind of like a unicorn!
We exist to grow healthy children, parents, and the relationship between them.
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