Council proposes reducing tax rate for 2021-2022 fiscal year

In the upcoming fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, the Council will focus on reducing disparities in child outcomes, supporting child care providers during the ongoing pandemic so parents can get back to work, and implementing a new mentoring initiative for children in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. 

Council Update: Internships Help Preserve History

A creative year-long internship program has preserved the voices of Palm Beach County elders who grew up here in the era of segregated and then integrated schools, including their advice for children today.

Council Update: Council proclaims July as Summer Learning Month

The Palm Beach County School District’s diagnostic assessments found that almost 13 percent of students in K-2nd grade declined in reading proficiency in summer 2020.

A Tribute to Harry A. Johnston II

CSC mourns the passing of state Sen. Harry A. Johnston II. We are forever thankful for his leadership, persistence and heart.

Council Update: CSC funds eight local nonprofits to support community-identified needs

This unique funding opportunity aims to support programs and services that local communities determine they want and need – and to do it in a more effective, equitable and sustainable way. 

Council Update: Youngest children at greatest risk for abuse, neglect

Palm Beach County is implementing the Plan of Safe Care initiative to combat substance misuse, and ensure infants who are prenatally exposed, and their families, receive the services needed to advance recovery and resilience.

Palm Beach County selected as finalist for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize

As a 2021 finalist, Palm Beach County is one step closer to the national Prize, which honors communities working at the forefront of advancing health, opportunity, and equity for all.

Council Update: Board approves same slate of officers

Thomas Bean, director of public and community engagement at Florida Power & Light Company, will remain the chair. 

Council Update: Council celebrates Mentoring Awareness Month

In Palm Beach County, about 5,000 children are assigned to mentors through the United Way of Palm Beach County’s Mentor Center.

CSC earns international award from The Green Building Initiative

  The Green Building Initiative awarded three “Green Globes” to CSC’s office building in Boynton Beach.

Council Update: Group prenatal care effective for mothers, babies

The CenteringPregnancy® model improves birth outcomes, supports healthy parent-child interactions, and increases prenatal behaviors that lead to positive life outcomes for children. 

Sara's Early Learning Coalition story

Learn how the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County was there for local child care centers during the pandemic. Hear from Sara Giannetti, director of Central Baptist Preschool in West Palm Beach.

Miriam's Early Learning Coalition story

The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County, and its child care scholarships for essential workers, has changed people's lives. Hear how ELC helped Miriam and her granddaughter.

Council Update: More Palm Beach County babies born too early, too small

CSC's board proclaimed November as Prematurity Awareness Month.

(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.