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3/24/2020 General
Early Learning Coalition

EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

ASSISTS EMERGENCY PERSONNEL AND ESSENTIAL WORKERS IN FINDING CHILD CARE AMID HEALTH CRISIS

 

Connecting Parents and Child Care Before, During, and After the COVID-19 Health Crisis

 

Family Resource Line: 561.514.3300

 

Boynton Beach, FL – The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County (ELCPBC) is open and connecting parents who are emergency response personnel and essential-business workers to open child care facilities and early learning centers.

 

“Preschools and child care centers play a critical role in our state’s response to COVID-19.  While we respect the individual decision to temporarily close a child care center; we very much appreciate the early learning centers who are staying open to provide child care options for emergency personnel and essential workers as they respond to this crisis,” Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County, CEO -- Warren Eldridge. “The Early Learning Coalition is here to help. If you need temporary or permanent child care, please give us a call.”

 

The ELCPBC offers free, unbiased, personalized information on child care programs throughout Palm Beach County. We customize a family’s search for child care based on criteria such as location, schedule, curriculum, environment, special needs, rates, fees, hours, credentials of providers, and more. These services are especially helpful during a ‘State of Emergency’ in Florida when time and resources are limited.

 

It is important to know; the ELCPBC is here to serve every family in Palm Beach County. Our professional and skilled call center is fielding questions on child care options, connecting families to community services, and talking about COVID-19 specific resources.

 

Early Learning Coalition Additional Services and Resources

  • Connections to social services
  • Information on Local Community Resources, i.e., local food pantries or feeding sites, where to get tested for COVID-19, free or reduced cost for internet connectivity, and more.
  • How to speak with your young children about the Coronavirus/COVID-19
  • Expanded Mental Health Services during the health crisis
  • Developmental Screening for children 2-months-old to 5-years-old
  • Early Learning Activities at Home – online or mailed to your home
  • Additional Educational Opportunities for Preschool
  • Help At-Risk Families
  • Resources for Trauma-Informed Care

 

We are available and ready to serve you. Please call the ELCPBC Family Resource Line: 561.514.3300 for help today.  www.elcpalmbeach.org/coronavirus-main

 

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