(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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Council Update: Summer camp goes virtual with funding from CSC

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Time Palm Beach County , which receives funding from Children's Services Council, has re-imagined its model for high-quality summer programming to serve children virtually and help in-person sites and camps. 

Rise in traumatic bike injuries for PBC children during COVID-19

From March 15 to April 27, 2020, eight children suffered traumatic bicycle injuries in Palm Beach County, compared to three such injuries during the same period in 2019. Schools in Florida were closed on March 13 because of COVID-19.

Council Update: Amid COVID-19 crisis, Council increases support to local providers

At its monthly meeting, the Council approved payments to child care providers through June 30, 2020 and increased emergency grants for local nonprofits.   

Council releases more than $810,000 through COVID-19 contingency fund

Hunger relief, baby and household supplies, and assistance with calls to 211 Helpline are among the programs supported through CSC's COVID-19 emergency funds. 

Child care scholarships available to first responders, essential workers

A limited number of child care scholarships are available to COVID-19 first responders and essential workers.

Council Update: Council approves $500,000 for COVID-19 application for nonprofits

Children’s Services Council's board approved the use of up to $500,000 for a contingency fund to support nonprofits working to meet the needs of local families.

News Advisory: Area funders step up to support local nonprofits during COVID-19 crisis

In response to COVID-19, leading Palm Beach County funders announce the creation of a coordinated relief grant for area nonprofits.

News Advisory: Birth to 22 Business Breakfast rescheduled for fall 2020

Amid concerns about COVID-19, the Birth to 22: United for Brighter Futures Business Breakfast has been rescheduled for fall 2020.

Council funding available to increase local Census participation

Council Update: Quality afterschool programming benefits children in numerous ways

A study of Prime Time Palm Beach County’s Quality Improvement System found long-term benefits of quality afterschool programming to children, Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County staff shared at a recent board meeting.

Council Update: Council joins community partners, invests in behavioral health

Recognizing the vital importance of a community’s collective behavioral health, Children’s Services Council has joined other leaders in funding BeWellPBC.

Council Update: High school students empowered by unique grant-making project

Council Update: Council proclaims November Prematurity Awareness Month

Council approves new tax rate for 2019-2020

Families receiving services from CSC invited to take part in survey

Council fuels great ideas with grants to 16 local nonprofits