The Parent Connection Newsletter
Dearest Parents, Families, and Caregivers...
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 children of essential workers and those on the COVID-19 response 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.

If you have questions about child care or finding open child care facilities near you, please give us a call. We can help.

Call our hotline:  561.514.3300

With Gratitude,

All Of Us @ The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach Count y

2 Sessions | Save The Date & Register Now
When young children misbehave it can negatively influence their academic achievement, familial relationships, community inclusion, social interactions, and overall functioning across settings. In either of the two offered sessions, participants will learn how to tap into their parenting super powers by learning strategies to improving behaviors in children while strengthening the parent child relationship.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 @ 3:30 PM OR 5:30 PM
Free Family Coaching Now Available
Is your child on track with their growth and development? Do you have any questions about how your child is doing compared to other children their age?

Don't miss this opportunity to talk to one of our Early Intervention Specialists! Our team is here to answer your questions and to assist you with identifying your child's strength or needs.

Please call the Family Resource Line at 561.514.3300 and we will connect you!
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.
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
Wednesday, June 3
YouTube Video | Letter 'C' for Classifying
Early Literacy Activity
Join Us Thursday...
Thursday, June 4 | Facebook Live!
Color Sorting with Nature
...All-New Every Friday
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 very 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:

Florida to Participate in USDA's Pandemic EBT Program
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 .
Free Food Finder App

 A community partner leading our local collaborative, community-wide Hunger Relief Plan, the United Way of Palm Beach County launched a Food Finder map - an interactive tool using Google Maps to help people easily locate free food and hot meals in Palm Beach County. Click here to see their hunger relief page.
PBC School District Summer Food Service
The start of summer doesn’t mean the end of free meals for children. The School Food Service summer feeding program begins on Tuesday, June 2, at  50 school locations  throughout the School District. On Thursday, June 4, and through the summer, food distribution will expand to  52 school locations , with the addition of Pleasant City Elementary School and Bear Lakes Middle School. Food distribution is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Click here for more information.
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