Beginning this week, we resume our regularly scheduled Monday distribution of the Weekly Community News Blast. For continuous updates on COVID-19 related news and all other CSC related information and resources, please visit our website, www.cscbroward.org ·    
The Children’s Services Council May Meeting and Budget Retreat will be held via Zoom on Thursday, May 21, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
To participate, you must register in advance through the following link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qcOC2jEsSdi1QE8sBCfmqQ 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 
Please DO NOT SHARE the information contained in the confirmation e-mail, as that is unique to you and your email address. For the Council meeting agenda and 2020/21 Proposed Programs Services Budget Book, please click below
May 2020 Council Packet-Annual Budget Book
2020 Virtual Graduation Schedule
KIDS’ CORNER
We know there is a lot going on now upending most families’ routines. That’s why the Children’s Services Council is happy to share some fun FREE activities to do at home as a family to continue learning and inspire imagination when not engaged in Broward County Schools’ virtual education. ·    
Broward County Parks – Special Populations: Weekly Activities to exercise the mind! ·    
Boys & Girls Club is hosting Virtual Classes for Parents & Children ·    
NEW Eagles’ Nest Charter Academy: Drive-Thru Meal Distribution for ALL School-Aged Children ·    
Goodman JFS: Seminars & Support Group Calendar for the Month of May ·    
Mind Body Resiliency Coalition presents virtual wellness sessions available for the entire family. ·    
My Future Is Now: The overarching mission of MFIN is to ensure that students acquire knowledge and skill sets required for successful adulthood ·    
9Muses Art Center Virtual Art & Wellness Classes ·    
The Frank Art Gallery and Exhibit Hall: New Virtual Classroom called “From The Frank to You” now available for families to enjoy! ·    
YMCA: Virtual Youth Programs. Exciting videos to share these programs with you! ·    
yea! Youth Environmental Alliance Presents Horticulture events for the entire family! ·    
NEW YV Foundation: Let’s explore careers in the Aviation Industry! ·    
Zoo Miami: ZOOCADEMY with Ron Magill! Animal videos and activities that families can enjoy in the comfort of their living room.
FLORIDA CHILD CARE SURVEY
Parents, we know this is a brave new world for you. You may have lost your job. School is out. Child care centers are closed or you have removed your children from them. You have kids at home as you try to juggle work, homeschooling, and child care. We know that on the other side of this pandemic our world will not look the same.  We need your help. If Florida’s child care industry is going to serve you well through the pandemic and beyond, we need a clear look at the child care landscape from your perspective.  This survey asks you to share your current child care set up and thoughts about what’s next as Florida reopens the economy. This will help child care providers and state leaders start planning for the future to best serve you. This survey is administered by The Children’s Movement of Florida. We will safeguard your privacy and share high-level results publicly. Thank you for your contribution!
ENGLISHSPANISHCREOLE
THE READING NOOK
Wonder. Imagination. Exploration. Who knows what’s in store! Check out some providers offering story time and so much more! ·    NEW Baptist Health & United Way: Mindful Movement & Story Time with Ms. Amber ·    Broward County Library: Mini storytimes (releasing on Mondays) and Mini STEAM storytimes (releasing on Thursdays) through Facebook, Instagram, and You Tube. ·    Early Learning Coalition: Free Virtual Story Time ·    KIdVision Pre-K: Story time, each and every Friday via Facebook Live and YouTube with Miss Penny! Facebook YouTube ·    University of Florida: Research Based Literacy Tools for those teaching young children to read during the COVID-19 pandemic
SUMMER IS HERE!
·    Camp Anderson is currently enrolling Foster Care Campers! Clink the link and register. ·    “U” Got Drama Presents “Camp U Got Drama”. Enroll today!!
RESOURCES TO GET YOU BY
TESTING LOCATIONS: ·    C.B. Smith Park is now a COVID-19 Walk-Up Testing Site ·    Urban League is now a COVID-19 Walk-Up Testing Site ·    Mitchell Moore Park is now a Walk-UP COVID-19 Testing Site ·    Broward Health Offers Free COVID-19 Testing at two locations ·    Free COVID-19 Testing at Holiday Park.·    Memorial Doc Now has extended the deadline for FREE Virtual Visits through May 31.Additional Testing Locations·    BC Family Success Division: SHIP Funds Provide Rental Assistance ·    Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s Your Money, Your Goals: A financial empowerment toolkit ·    CDC: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), May 2020 ·    Community Foundation of Broward: New Help For Families Struggling To Afford Their Homes Amid Crisis ·    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) invites you to join a free webinar to learn about multilingual resources for the limited English proficient and multilingual community. ·    ELC: Community Resources and COVID-19 Assistance. ·    Florida KidCare: Apply for coverage or make adjustments to your monthly premium. English Spanish