Special Events

Looking at 2020 and beyond…

Run for the Donuts

Run for the Donuts in support of early childhood education

Event Date:  Friday, March 13th, 2020, beginning at 6:30 PM

Location: Keiser University- Port St. Lucie campus

Friday, March 13 can be your lucky day! Save the date for an awesome first-time event, the Original Run for the Donuts, in support of early childhood education, beginning at 6:30 PM in Port St. Lucie.

At the Early Learning Coalition, we’ve dreamed up this little short and sweet race, with a donut stop where the water stop should be (well, okay, it’s Florida, we will have water, too!) .We will start and end at Keiser University Parking Lot at Tradition in Port St. Lucie, and you can be sure this will be a family-friendly, delicious treat of a race, timed by the one and only Mike Melton of MCM Timing and brought to you by your friends at the Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County, to raise funds for early childhood education.

It’s only two miles, so you can walk or run the distance and you will get the chance to eat DIXIE CREAM donuts at the rest stop, then finish the race and burn off those yummy sugar calories! For every donut you consume (up to 3) you will get 20 seconds off your final time, so this may be a real test of your donut-eating skills, as well as your fancy footwork.

For those race participants who wish to forgo the donuts at the turnaround, you will receive a ticket that entitles you to 3 free donuts packaged to go, at the end of the race.

The race is limited to the first 400 entries though, so sign up early and enjoy deep early-bird discounts on a racing event, you DO-NUT want to miss! Many thanks to our Gold Sponsors: Louden Pools, CareNow Urgent Care and Keiser University. Sponsorships available on website here: https://www.elcslc.org/support-us/sponsor

Individual Awards: Overall Top Five Men, Overall Top Five Women and 1st place in each age group below:

AGE GROUPS: 14 and under   15-19   20-24   25-29   30-34   35-39  40-44   45-49   50-54   55-59   60-64   65-69   70-74   75-79 and 80+

Team Awards: Top Team (largest amount of runners, Fastest Team, Top Law Enforcement (largest amount) Fastest Law Enforcement Team

This event will celebrate families and raise awareness of the need to support youth and education in the community through the Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County and our fellow agencies.

 


 

Family Fun Fair

Event Date:  Saturday, April 18, 2020 10 AM -1 PM

Location: Havert Fenn Center & surrounding area, Fort Pierce 

We invite you to join us at the 14th Annual Family Fun Fair, a free family event, featuring an interactive drum circle, princess visits, puppet show and semi-pro soccer team obstacle course, the PACE Girls Sing-Along, Storybook Stations, stage performances, Mini-Safety Village, face painting and free books, on Saturday, April 18, 2020. This event will celebrate young children and families, with over 1,500 expected to attend.

For booth and sponsor information, please see the link on the website home page or email sanderss01@elcslc.org

 


  

Just past: Early Childhood Educators’ Conference

SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL!

Event Date:  February 1, 2020

Location: Fort Pierce Central

earlier this year, ELC and St. Lucie Schools partnered to present an early childhood educators conference on Saturday, February 1, 2020. Our partners include: Children’s Services Council, the Office of Early Learning, ALPI,  and St. Lucie Schools. This year’s conference, Shake, Rattle & Roll, focused on Learning through Movement with keynote speaker Tony Chaidez, from Lakeshore Learning. See our Facebook event page for photos from this educational event.

 

 

PAST EVENTS:

KIDMania!

Thanks to those who joined us for KIDMania: In the Land of Literacy, held Oct. 20, 2019, from 1-4 PM at Minsky Gym & the adjacent multi-purpose fields!This event celebrated families and raised awareness of the need to support youth and education in the community through the Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County and our fellow agencies. Our partners included the City of Port St. Lucie, Children’s Services Council, the Office of Early Learning, St. Lucie Schools and many other children’s agencies on the Treasure Coast. See our Facebook Page for photos of this fantastic event!

Early Childhood Business Symposium

Thanks to the business community who joined us for our Chamber Early Childhood Business Symposium, Panel and Breakfast, held October 16, 2019.The Chamber and the business community partner each year with ELC to host this early childhood education symposium, featuring a keynote speaker and panel of education specialists, to support youth and education in the community through the Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County and our fellow agencies. Our partners include the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Chamber Foundation, Children’s Services Council, the Office of Early Learning,  PNC’s Grow Up Great Program, and St. Lucie Schools. See our Facebook Page for photos of our 2019 event.

 

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Upcoming Events

13mar6:30 pm8:00 pmRun for the Donuts 2-mile family run/walkIn Support of Early Childhood Education

18apr10:00 am1:00 pmFamily Fun FairAn interactive Family Festival

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