(Point of View) A salute to the child care community

In our Point of View, published in The Palm Beach Post Oct. 16, 2020, we note that these businesses are the little engines that could – keeping our local economy humming under extreme duress.      

Council earns more honors in Grade-Level Reading campaign

The national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading recognized Children’s Services Council with a sixth Pacesetter Honor for its work in summer camps and afterschool programs in 2019.

Healthy, Safe, Strong Stories feature unsung heroes and the good work of Palm Beach County groups helping families

A new series of stories highlight the vital work of local programs and services for children, families and pregnant women funded by Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County.

Celebrating families standing on their own

Healthy Families Florida found a new way to hold a graduation ceremony for families who have completed the program.

Council holds tax rate steady for 2020-2021 fiscal year

The sustained rate will allow the Council to meet the needs of the community, especially as a global pandemic continues to take a toll on Palm Beach County’s families.

CSC, community partners distribute $100,000 in personal protective equipment

More than 100 local, charitable organizations benefited from the distribution.

CSC and United Way help foster children during COVID emergency

Children's Services Council and United Way team up to help children in the foster care system with emergency relief funds.

Council proposes keeping tax rate steady for 2020-2021

The governing board of Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County on Thursday tentatively agreed to hold the 2020-2021 millage rate steady – keeping last year’s rate of .6497.

Nurses making special deliveries

Nearly 400 pregnant women or families with babies opened their front doors this summer to a surprise courtesy of the nurses from the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County.

Safe Kids Palm Beach County never stopped helping local families

The new director of Safe Kids Palm Beach County did so much more than just set up her laptop on a dining room table when COVID-19 forced her to work from home.  

Council Update: More than 1,000 families to receive internet access for distance learning

Families newly enrolled in Comcast Internet Essentials will receive two months free and CSC’s sponsorship will pick up the costs after that. 

Prime Time Palm Beach County goes virtual

With summer camps closed, Prime Time Palm Beach County put together a schedule of online activities that kept children learning and having fun all summer. Prime Time also offered training and stipends for summer camp staffers who were out of work.

A thank you note to BRIDGES at Pahokee

A family in need received a surprise gift card from BRIDGES at Pahokee.

The challenges of being pregnant now

For the last decade, Martha Espinosa has been a calming presence for local pregnant women in her role as a prenatal care coordinator at Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies of Palm Beach County. 

Palm Beach County Food Bank working at the front lines of local hunger relief

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Palm Beach County Food Bank was distributing about 488,000 pounds of food per month. In June 2020 alone, the Food Bank distributed about 2 million pounds.

Bridging language barriers and virtual barriers to help pregnant women

Family support workers at the Healthy Beginnings Nurses program are doing their best to ensure pregnant women don't feel alone during the COVID-19 crisis.

Nurse is passionate about helping her pregnant clients

Despite the COVID-19 shutdown, Healthy Beginnings Nurse Monica Arango has remained a constant presence in her pregnant clients' lives. 

Lois's Food4OurKids program helping more children than ever

When the COVID-19 shutdown happened, the Palm Beach County Food Bank's weekend feeding program for children dramatically expanded to ensure local families had enough to eat.

Community Greening - Youth Tree Team

An innovative program connecting teens to nature is making Palm Beach County greener.

CSC recognized as 'Pacesetter' by national Grade-Level Reading group

Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County honored for work in supporting early school success.

This Early Care Network Shows Improved School Readiness Scores

The Strong Minds Network, launched by Children’s Services Council in 2015, uses research and data to increase the quality of early care and education. 

Teen Student-Athletes Engage to Make Grants that Build Community

This model for neighborhood growth engaged high school student-athletes as key decision makers in local investments.

This Partnership Helps Families Build Baby’s Brain in Early Years

TMW Center conducted a nationwide request for proposals in 2018 to create a population-level effort to show parents how to boost their baby's brain development.  

Point of View (Palm Beach Post): COVID-19 demands more of community aid groups

During this unprecedented crisis, Children's Services Council is providing more than $1 million for COVID-19 relief so our families get the help they deserve.

July 1 is National Heatstroke Prevention Day

In the last three years, 13 children have died in hot cars in Florida.

Council Update: CSC reallocates funds to support COVID-19-related community needs

Amid the pandemic, the Council continues to support our community with funding for food, basic needs, direct services and internet access.

Children's Services Council's statement condemning racism

Please click here to see our statement condemning racism. 

COVID Resources

Stay up-to-date on Children's Services Council's response to COVID-19, and find helpful local resources.

How We Support Mental Health Services in Our Elementary Schools

CSC funded co-located mental health providers in the ten highest-need elementary schools in Palm Beach County.

Booksgiving! A Celebration of Literacy

What is Booksgiving, you ask? A creative way to put extra books in the hands of students by way of their teachers.