To Our Amazing Early Learning Providers, Teachers & Educators...
Congratulations to the 80 child care facilities that reopened yesterday - Monday, June 1!

We are also incredibly grateful for the providers who have been open serving essential workers and those on the COVID front-line.

We know it took a lot of work implementing new policies, and new safety measures to re-open safely.
We salute you and say thank you.

#ELCPalmBeach
#ReadyToLearn
#ReadyForLife

We are always here for you...

Call our hotline:  1.877.767.4659

With Gratitude,

All Of Us @ The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County

Important Webinar on Thursday
"Open Providers Helping Providers Re-Open"
Thursday, June 4, 2020 @ 1 - 2 PM
Important Update | Provider Mini-Grants
Free Provider Coaching Now Available
Our Quality Supports team is now providing an alternative to face-to-face coaching where coaching conversations are conducted on a web based video conference! Virtual Coaching supports the connection between the teacher and the coach who collaborate together in sharing ideas, strategies and resources. It enables coaches to continue to provide support to educators.


Virtual Coaching supports the following:
  • Trusting Relationships & Build Connected-ness (teacher & coach)
  • Establish Open & Effective Communication (teacher & coach)
  • Facilitate Continued Professional Development
  • Provide Support to Achieve Quality Teacher-Child Interactions
  • Create and Accomplish Targeted Goals

Request support by contacting our Technical Assistance Manager, Ms. Lina Galiano:
Reminder | Curriculum Reimbursement
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 | COVID-19 Free Courses
The University of Florida Lastinger Center has several courses on re-opening, CDC guidelines, and best practices as it comes to Health & Safety.

How To Build Your Child's Self-Esteem
Thank you to all who joined our Parent Cafe last Thursday evening - we hope that you enjoyed the content and presentation by our very own Alejandra Carro, Infant and Toddler Specialist, as well as special guests, Melanie Gallagher and Kevin Velazquez.

In case you missed it, please feel free to review the presentation at your convenience within the YouTube video linked above.

We also encourage you to share this with your families!
Early Learning Activities
Week Eleven | Letter "C" for Classifying
Monday, June 1
YouTube Video | Letter 'C' for Classifying
Literacy Activity
Tuesday, June 2
YouTube Video | Letter 'C' for Classifying
Social-Emotional Activity
Tuesday, June 2
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
YouTube Video | Group Activity
Join Us Thursday...
...All-New Every Friday
Thursday, June 4 | Facebook Live!
Color Sorting with Nature
Friday, June 5 | YouTube Video
Kids In The Kitchen
Additional Resources & Information
June is National Safety Month!
Given the current state of the world, now more than ever, safety is crucial. The Early Learning Coalition is promoting this campaign, as National Safety Month focuses on saving lives and preventing injuries, from the workplace to anyplace. We encourage parents to visit the  National Safety Council  &  CDC  websites for more information about the different areas of safety. Review our dedicated June Awareness page for all the latest information. 
Children May Be Afraid of Masks. Here’s How to Help.
If your child is scared of wearing a mask, parents should wear masks too so your child doesn’t feel alone.

Some other ideas to help make masks seem less scary are included within the timely and helpful New York Times article at the link here .
Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday May 29 -- June 4th
The Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is going on right now. The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1 and lasts until November 30.
Hurricane season is here. Let's get prepared! Learn more here: https://floridarevenue.com/DisasterPrep/Pages/default.aspx
Florida to Participate in USDA's Pandemic EBT Program --- Please Share With Your Parents & Families!
Governor DeSantis announced that Florida will participate in the USDA's Pandemic EBT Program (P-EBT). Families eligible to receive free or reduced-priced school meals will automatically receive this benefit during the month of June, no further action is needed from recipients at this time.
 
For more information and Frequently Asked Questions about the P-EBT benefit program, please visit  https://www.myflfamilies.com/covid19/access.shtml .
Florida Association for the Education of Young Children (FAEYC) Leadership Series continues with "Happiness Is..." and Keynote Speaker - Holly Elissa Bruno, M.A., J.D.
June 3 | 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Join FAEYC for a pre sentation with award-winning, best-selling author and international keynote and radio host, Holly Elisa Bruno, M.A., J.D., on the neuroscience of brain trauma, HOPE and the courage of e arly childhood professionals combating coronavirus. Register here.
Free Professional Development via the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

A Special Message from NAEYC
Unprecedented times means that we forge new paths, so we are excited to bring you the NAEYC Virtual Institute.

Make sure you’re ready to access over 100 presentations of content shared by NAEYC experts and a diverse group of presenters from all sectors of the industry.

To access presentations, you’ll need to log in with a NAEYC account. Confirm your email and password or create your free account NOW and you'll be ready to engage!
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