Tune In, Talk More, and Take Turns – a simple, yet powerful tool to help parents make the most of everyday interactions with their children. The 3Ts help parents optimize the power of language in everyday moments.

Tune In: Be in the moment.

Talk More: Use a wide variety of words.

Take Turns: Engage your child in conversation.

The 3Ts don’t cost anything or require extra time out of a busy day. They can be used anytime, anywhere to build a child’s brain.

Thanks to the generous support of PNC Grow Up Great, the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health (TMW Center) has created Any Time is 3Ts Time: a community-driven suite of online, print, and in-person resources designed to help parents better understand their role in their child’s foundational brain development, and teach them strategies to turn that knowledge into action.

Link to video examples of the 3Ts in action!

Coalition News: Hurricane Ian

In response to Hurricane Ian, the Early Learning Coalition of SWFL is dedicated to providing information and assistance to childcare providers of Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties.

School Readiness Providers:  School Readiness reimbursements for September are anticipated to be released on schedule.  If you are able to log into the Provider Portal, please record facility closures for September and submit your attendance.  Payment will NOT be delayed if you are not able to access the portal due to loss of power or internet.

VPK Providers:  VPK Advance has been processed for all providers contracted for advance payments.  VPK reimbursements for September are anticipated to be released on schedule.  If you are able to log into the Provider Portal, please record facility closures for September and submit your attendance.  Payment will NOT be delayed if you are not able to access the portal due to loss of power or internet.

Click HERE for instructions on recording temporary closures in the Statewide Provider Portal.

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