Parent Information & Classes

Parenting is not an easy task and many families need help understanding the challenges that go along with this important job. Whether the challenge is a baby not sleeping through the night, a toddler testing new-found independence, or how to harness the energy of older children, there are resources available to help.

In addition, these resources provide useful tips so families can incorporate teachable moments into their every day routines. Resources are available for download below.

Drowning Prevention Handouts

PARTNERS IN PARENTING

Parent Skill Building and Educational Opportunities

Helpful Links

Links for Parents

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.

Important Websites