The Parent Connection Newsletter
Dearest Parents, Families, and Caregivers...
Happy Wednesday everyone! We are hoping that this e-mail finds you all energized, well, and propelling yourselves/your families through this week of school, work, plus the many other 'activities' you may have planned. We want you to know that we see how much you, as parents, are doing for all of the people in your life these days... especially your wonderful children.

Please know that you don't have to do it alone. All of us here at the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County, Inc. are here to help you with anything you might need. We provide so much more than child care information and early learning resources! Please see below for a list of all that our multilingual team can assist and/or provide you with via our Family Resource Line at 561.514.3300 .

  • Customized Provider Listings
  • Quality Indicators and Types of Care
  • Licensing Information
  • Abuse Hotline Information
  • Early Care and Education Resources
  • FREE Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Program Information
  • School Readiness (SR) Financial Assistance Program Information
  • Emergency Child Care
  • Teenage Parent Program in partnership with the School District of PBC
  • Care under Refugee Program
  • Offer Care under Relative Caregiver Program
  • Community Resources such as:
  • Nutrition
  • Housing
  • Health Care Assistance
  • Employment
  • Clothing
  • Special Needs Assistance and Support Groups
  • Cash Assistance Information
  • Resources for Child Care Providers

From Your Dear Friends,

Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County
Join Our Free Child Activities Via Facebook Live!

Join us for this free, fun, sensory play activity for your children --- via our weekly Facebook Live! opportunities for families!

We're excited to incorporate this week's Extended Learning Letter of Focus - Letter 'F.' Get your non-toxic, washable paint ready to go and click the link below to "get reminder" for our exciting Facebook Live! Finger Painting event. We also suggest setting a Smartphone reminder so you can join us right at 1:00 on Thursday afternoon.
Early Learning Activities
Week Nine | Letter "F" for Friends
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Additional Resources & Information
Florida Kidcare Enrollment Update

We're always looking for new information & resources to share with you all... Today we're featuring  Florida KidCare ; what better time to cover the health of your little ones than now. With year-round enrollment, the time to apply is always now!

Visit their website here or call: 1.888.540.5437 today.
Census 2020
Parents, it's not too late! If you haven't submitted the census 2020 -- you can still do so! You can submit online or via your smartphone, by phone, or by mail. Many of the programs we implement come from resources allocated by numbers from the census. Please take a moment to click here and complete the 2020 Census today.
Free Opportunity for Parents: Connecting with Pre-K Through Literacy Webinar
Early literacy learning involves children practicing, thinking and talking about books or texts with their teachers and parents. During the crucial early childhood years, children will begin to understand that language is part of telling stories, but only if they are provided more opportunities to engage with text comprehension through reading.

Parents, watch this FREE webinar to get practical ideas of how you can engage and support your child and his/her teacher on the journey of lifelong reading.

To access the webinar, visit the link here to watch now.
FREE Small Business Zoom Town Hall | Thurs. May 21 @ 2 PM
Sent on behalf of State Representative David Silvers, District 87:

On Thursday, May 21st at 2:00 PM , you are invited to tune in for a Small Business Town Hall that will address the impact of COVID-19 on small business .

Representative Silvers will be joined by Dennis Grady from the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, Michele Jacobs from the Economic Council of Palm Beach County and Ralph Lewis from the Okeechobee Steakhouse.

Please click the link below (or the image above) to join the webinar:

Or by telephone: 1-646-558-8656
Or by Smartphone App with Webinar ID: 867 3628 4259
Be Sweet & Tweet
Join our vision:
Every child in Palm Beach County is Ready to Succeed in School and Life.