The Parent Connection Newsletter
Dearest Parents, Families, and Caregivers...
This week, we are sharing all the latest resources and information for families as we navigate the pandemic with the mindset that truly, "we are all in this together." We hope this information can be of use to you, your family, and those you cherish and care about in your circle.

If there is anything that the Coalition can do to support you during this time, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via email: contacts@elcpalmbeach.org . w e are also available via phone at our Family Resource Line: 561.514.3300.

A quick list of all COVID-19 related information and resources included:
  • Links to Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) info;
  • Link to Florida DEO's frequently asked questions guide;
  • List of Feeding Sites, Benefits, and other Emergency Services info;
  • SNAP benefits sign-up locations, including new location at Jupiter Library;
  • PBC Summer Feeding Sites continue (including list of schools);
  • Online Safety presentation for parents;
  • Link to all PBC Orders;
  • Link to PBC Order requiring facial coverings in public;
  • Link to PBC Order closing beaches during July 4th holiday weekend;
  • Do's and Don'ts of properly wearing a facial covering/Tips to Stay Safe and Observe Social Distancing;
  • Information about PBC Mortgage Assistance as well as Rent/Utilities assistance and Small Grants available in the City of Boynton Beach; and
  • Link to all Governor DeSantis' Executive Orders related to COVID-19.

As we get ready to celebrate our Nation's Independence Day, we can't help to be reminded of what it means to be independent. A baby learning to walk, a toddler potty training, and a preschooler learning skills needed to enter kindergarten are all building blocks on the path to independence. This weekend take pause to notice the little and big steps towards your child's independence; that's something we can all celebrate!!

Sadly, many 4th of July of events have been cancelled this year, so consider checking out our all-new week of Extended (At-Home) Learning Opportunities below. In case you haven't been following along on social media... Go ahead "like, follow, and/or retweet" now!


ï»żA gentle reminder that all Coalition offices are closed tomorrow, Friday, July 3, 2020 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Thank you and stay safe,

Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County
Parent Chat Facebook Live! | TODAY @ 6pm
You're invited to join our highly anticipated weekly Facebook Live! Parent Chat TODAY - Thursday, July 2nd @ 6pm . We will be responding to your live questions on "How To Help Your Child Succeed In School." Join in the discussion and start preparing for the upcoming school year, in whatever format that it will bring.

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Benefits & Emergency Food Services Currently Available
Feeding South Florida provides direct-service programs to individuals in need of assistance. This includes benefits application assistance, access to their choice pantry, referrals for longer-term food assistance at a partner agency, and home delivery for qualified individuals. To fill out a client services application, please click this link .

For this week's distribution updates in Palm Beach County, please see below:
Information on Grants & Monetary Program Assistance
Mortgage Assistance
Information about mortgage assistance can be found  here .

Rental and Utility Assistance
CARES Act Rent and Utilities assistance program information can be found  here .

Boynton Beach: Small Business Grants Available
The City's Economic Development & Strategy Department has created the  CDBG CARES Act Small Business Grant Program . Small businesses with 25 or fewer employees, located within the City of Boynton Beach (excluding those within the CRA district), who have experienced a loss of revenue due to COVID-19 and have not receive ANY funding from the CARES Act or any programs funded by the CARES Act are eligible to apply for a grant up to  $10,000 .

Applications will be processed on a first-qualified, first-served basis. The online application portal, along with additional details, will be posted on Friday, June 26 at  WhyBoynton.com .

Please visit our  Frequently Asked Questions page  to learn more about the program.

Additional Questions? Please email  DurganJ@bbfl.us  or call 561-742-6014.
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Latest News, Updates, and Resources as of June 29, 2020
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