Community Calendar

 

One St. Lucie Con December 10 from 10am to 3pm at IRSC, Pruitt Campus – STEM Center

Flyer for One St. Lucie Youth Con December 10 from 10am to 3pm

 

 

Join Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County for the Family Fun Fair April 15, 2023 from 10am to 1pm at the Havert L. Fenn Center.  Address is 2000 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce, FL 34982.  More details to come soon.

Library Free Events

 The following events are posted on St. Lucie County’s government website (HERE):
& LIBRARY LOCATIONS CAN BE FOUND (HERE)

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Storybook Pumpkin Contest Elementary School Charlottes Web Pig Spider stock photography

 

LIBRARY LOCATIONS CAN BE FOUND (HERE)

*Photos used in this section come from www.dreamstime.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources

Executive function and self-regulation skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully.  

KidVision Pre-K virtual field trips bring people and places right into the classroom, zoom room, or living room with no cost or worry.  There are 100 virtual, action-packed virtual trips to go on. 

Field trip out of the question? Think again. Thanks to technology, it’s now possible for kids to visit all kinds of places from the comfort of their classroom (or home!). We’ve compiled a list of the best virtual field trips for you, so enjoy your “visit”

  • Teachable Moments from The Children’s Movement of Florida

Tiny Teachable Moments offer a bite-sized nugget of wisdom to help busy parents make the most of the precious time they have with their children.

https://www.childrensmovementflorida.org/impact/teachable_moments/

The 3Ts Initiative:  Tune In Talk More & Take Turns (click link below)

The 3Ts Parent Initiative | Early Learning Coalition (elcslc.org)

READ ALOUD WEBSITES FOR FREE

The link below offers a comprehensive listing of  Websites for Free Read Alouds and other literary Activities:

MORE ONLINE READING RESOURCES HERE

And check out this link, where famous actors and actresses read to your children:

https://www.storylineonline.net/library/

Storybook Nanny:

https://www.facebook.com/StorybookNanny/videos/

More at:

http://flareads.org/

https://www.hatchearlylearning.com/

Florida KidCare | Offering health insurance for children from birth through age 18

Quality, affordable health and dental insurance for kids. From birth through the end of age 18, Florida children are eligible for head to toe coverage, even if one or both parents are working.

floridakidcare.org

Get 2019 health coverage. Health Insurance Marketplace | HealthCare.gov

See if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. 2019 Open Enrollment is over, but you may still be able to enroll in 2019 health insurance through a Special Enrollment Period.www.healthcare.gov

Food Assistance Programs | Nutrition.govThe Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) works to end hunger and obesity through the administration of 15 federal nutrition assistance programs including WIC, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and school meals.www.nutrition.gov

This 3-minute video portrays how actions taken by parents, teachers, policymakers, and others can affect life outcomes for both the child and the surrounding community.

https://youtu.be/s31HdBeBgg4

Parent’s Guide to Sleep Regression in Babies

Sleep regressions are hard on everyone. One week your baby is sleeping peacefully through the night, and the next week, they’re waking up sporadically and creating a fuss.  Visit this link.

It offers lots of valuable information, such as:

  • What sleep regression is, and why parents need to know about it – including the common signs to look out for in children, and how long these changes in sleeping patterns can last (anywhere from 2-6 weeks).
  • The causes of sleep regression – with factors such as developmental milestones, growth spurts, teething/pain/illness, and disruptions to a child’s routines all playing a role.
  • Detailed guides for parents on the common sleep regression stages babies experience: from the age of 4 months up to 2 years.
  • Practical tips and advice for managing each sleep regression stage to help both babies and parents get the healthy sleep they need.

 

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County Agencies

 

Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County5000 Dunn Road, 3rd FloorFort Pierce, FL. 34981772-595-6424www.elcslc.org

 

St. Lucie Public Schools772-429-3600www.stlucie.k12.fl.us

 

Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County772-408-1100www.cscslc.org

 

Treasure Coast Food Bank772-489-3034www.treasurecoastfoodbank.org

 

Families of the Treasure Coast772-302-3147www.familiesofthetreasurecoast.org

 

United Way of St. Lucie County772-464-5300www.unitedwayslc.org

 

211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coastwww.211palmbeach.org/helpmegrow

 

Kids Connected by Design / Healthy Start of St. Lucie County772-467-2016http://www.kidsconnectedbydesign.org/

 

 

 

Please see our Funders/Partners pages for more information about our dedicated community partners

 


 

 

 

Helpful Web Resources

 

Florida Office of Early Learningwww.floridaearlylearning.com

 

Reading is Fundamentalwww.rif.org

 

Kidvisionwww.kidvision.org

 

Zero to Threewww.zerotothree.org

 

Department of Children & Familieswww.myflfamilies.com

 

Florida Department of Health/St Lucie Countyhttp://stlucie.floridahealth.gov/

 

Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)772-595-6363Vroom Brain Building Apphttps://www.vroom.org/

 

PNC’s Grow Up Great Program

 

https://www.pnc.com/en/about-pnc/corporate-responsibility/grow-up-great.html

 


 

 

 

Fun & Educational Websites for Kids

 

www.abcmouse.com

 

www.nickjr.com

 

www.jumpstart.com

 

www.pbskids.org

 

www.disneyjr.com

 


 

 

 

Local Libraries

 

Kilmer Branch Library101 Melody LaneFort Pierce, FL 34950Phone – 772-462-1615

Hurston Branch Library3008 Avenue DFort Pierce, FL 34947Phone – 772-462-2154

Lakewood Park Branch Library7605 Santa Barbara DriveFort Pierce, FL 34951Phone – 772-462-6870

Lewis Branch Library2950 SW Rosser Blvd.Port St. Lucie, FL 34953Phone – 772-871-5470

Morningside Branch Library2410 Morningside BoulevardPort St. Lucie, FL 34952Phone – 772-337-5669

Port St. Lucie Branch Library180 S.W. Prima Vista Blvd.Port St. Lucie, FL 34983Phone – 772-871-5450

Pruitt Campus Library500 N.W. California Blvd.St. Lucie West, FL 34986Phone – 772-336-6380

 


 

 

 

Useful Links

 

 

 

 

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VPK AND SCHOOL READINESS ASSISTANCE

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PROVIDER ASSISTANCE

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Upcoming Events

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