To Our Amazing Early Learning Providers, Teachers & Educators...
This summer, we are working on an initiative to foster and continue the quality learning that took place this school year in your VPK classrooms by working with parents of VPK graduates. The program focuses on the parents' role in a child's successful and smooth  transition to kindergarten . We provide weekly updates with bite-sized learning activities for the parent and child to do to stay on track.

From a broader perspective, it is clear to see transitions are all around us. The impacts of COVID-19 has dramatically affected the early learning industry. And if there is any good that can come from this pandemic, maybe it will spark a positive transition for our industry, our calling, and our mission....moving from often overlooked to essential .

With great transition comes transformation. During this time, please know we are here for you. We are ready to assist and answer your questions. Please feel free to call upon us as needed.

With Gratitude and Admiration,

All Of Us @ The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County
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*Special Edition* Parent Cafe
A Part Of "Kindergarten... Here I Come!"
Resources and Considerations for
Preschool to Kindergarten Transition
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 @ 6 - 7 PM

Parents and Caregivers will learn about resources & considerations when transitioning children from preschool programs to kindergarten including what families need to know, what teachers need to know & supports for children with special needs. The session will include an overview of the developmentally appropriate skills needed for the age group as well as specific tools to use during the transition process.
In Case You Missed It | Recent Webinars
Provider Q&A Session: Mini-Grant & Curriculum Subsidy
June 11, 2020
Open Providers Helping Providers Re-Open
June 4, 2020
Important Reminders | Upcoming Deadlines
´╗┐Mini-Grants & Curriculum Reimbursement
Curriculum Reimbursement Opportunity
Please note that the  Questions & Answers  document and the  Reimbursement Fillable Form  are both available at the  newly created Curriculum Reimbursement page on our website.

These changes reflect the extension of the dates in accordance with Florida Department of Education (DOE) Order No. 2020-EO-02, Waivers: Wave 2 - Highlights (as of May 13, 2020).  Please see the link here for a PDF Copy of the New Order , for your reference.
Early Learning Activities | Week Thirteen
Letter 'I' for Imaginary Play
Monday, June 15
YouTube | Letter of the Week Activity
Tuesday, June 16
YouTube | Social-Emotional Activity
Tuesday, June 16
YouTube | Group Activity
Wednesday, June 17
YouTube | Literacy Activity
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Thursday, June 18
YouTube | Group Activity
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VPK Graduates & 5-Year-Old Children
We recently kicked off our Summer Parent Club , our newly redesigned virtual-only 8-week summer program for children who are entering Kindergarten in the fall. The summer before children enter kindergarten is a very important one. We have been sharing weekly videos, informational packets, and new Parent Chat opportunities via Facebook Live! every Thursday. We hope you will share this information with your VPK graduates and 5-Year-Old children to help them prepare for the "transition-to-kindergarten!"

Tune in for our Parent Chat Thursday @ 6 PM . Join here .
Additional Resources and Information
Early Learning-Related + COVID-19 Updates
U.S. Small Business Administration Now Accepting New Applications for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)
Small Businesses can receive an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. This advance is designed to provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. This loan advance will not have to be repaid.

Florida Department of Health | Free Masks for Providers
The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) has received 15 million reusable cloth masks to aid in decreasing the spread of COVID-19. These masks are for distribution in your community or other communities in the state of Florida. You may request as many as your agency can use.

  • All requests must include the following information to be processed: 
  1. Name of Organization
  2. Person to Address Shipment to
  3. Mailing Address for delivery
  4. Quantity Needed
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