ECLC Parent Education Newsletter

Irvine Unified School District

Important Upcoming Dates

June 2 - Learning Link 9:00am

June 4 - Last Day of School: Summer Break

Meaningful Summer Activities

Below is a document full of great Summer resources for you and your child!

REGISTER FOR IPSF SUMMER CLASSES & CAMPS!

DON’T MISS OUT ON IPSF SUMMER FUN!
IPSF Summer is gearing up for a summer to remember! Both in-person and online classes are available to meet your family’s needs and schedules. Choose from a wide variety of classes from sports to music, STEAM camps to grade-level prep, all designed to avoid the summer brain drain while having FUN! With smaller class sizes to provide a safe and enriching environment, spots are filling up quickly. Register today!

Browse classes and register at www.ipsf.net/summer


GET OC STEAM FEST... IN A BOX!
Ready to unleash your child’s inner inventor, creator, and innovator? IPSF has curated the very best of OC STEAM Fest and is sending it home in a fun-filled activity box containing five hands-on activities – one representing each discipline of STEAM. It’s the perfect way to send students into summer to keep them engaged while having a blast! Order at www.ipsf.net/steam


FUN & SAVINGS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
IPSF is proud to present the Spring 2021 Flyer Booklet. Get a sneak peek at our STEAM Fest…In a Box while you check out fun activities and savings from our partners including Advanced Office, Assistance League of Irvine, Code Ninjas – Irvine, FivePoint, Great Park Ice, My 1 of 1, Russian School of Math, XP League and much more! Learn more at https://ipsf.net/flyer-booklet/#flyer-booklet

Summer Recreation Activities Newsletter for IUSD

The City of Irvine’s recreation activities newsletter for IUSD, is now available online. This latest edition includes information about enrichment activities, along with summer camps, for school-aged children. To learn more, including how programs have been modified for COVID health and safety guidelines, click here. To sign your student(s) up for programs, visit yourirvine.org. For questions, call 949-724-6600 or email yourirvine@cityofirvine.org.

Irvine Child Care Project (ICCP)

The Irvine Child Care Project (ICCP) provides scholarships to income-eligible families which provides help paying for your child to attend an ICCP child care program. This funding can be used to attend any ICCP program, as there is one located on each Irvine Unified School District elementary campus.


Families must meet the following criteria to be eligible for an ICCP Scholarship:

  • The child must attend an IUSD school.
  • Qualifying family income must meet current HUD income guidelines, based on family size.
  • Adult household members must be employed.


Due to the availability of temporary, one-time funds provided through the CARES Act, families who have lost employment, wages, or are at risk of homelessness due to the coronavirus pandemic may also be eligible for funding.

Awards to eligible applicants cover a percentage of monthly tuition fees based on demonstrated financial need. Scholarship payments are made directly to the ICCP child care provider.


I am very excited to announce that the ICCP Scholarship Application is now an online application, meaning you can fill the application out online, upload supporting documentation and submit. As of today ICCP will no longer be accepting paper applications.

To view details or apply online please visit: cityofirvine.org/childcarescholarships

FREE Virtual Caregiver Summer Education Series

OCDE is offering a special free series for parents, caregivers, and families to support student learning in the areas of literacy, numeracy, social-emotional and behavior competencies. The series will focus on students in preschool-6th grade. Click on the flyer below for more information.


June 14, 21, & 28: Early Learning Social-Emotional Development Class

June 15, 22, & 29: Numeracy Development Class

June 16, 23, & 30: Literacy Development Class

June 17, 24, & July 1: Social-Emotional Development & Behavior Class

Resource of the Week: WIC

The Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) is a nutrition education program. WIC helps pregnant women, women who just had a baby, and children up to age 5 eat well, be active, and stay healthy. WIC welcomes dads, grandparents, foster parents, or guardians who care for eligible children. WIC services are provided at no cost to you. Check out the flyer below:

Learning Link

Join us for Learning Link online. Our next virtual event is on Wednesday, June 2nd @9:00am. Learning Link is an interactive center for parents and their children, ages 0-5. Activities for all ages will be available for you and your child to do together. Click here to learn more and register for FREE

PTA

Your voice matters when it comes to your child's education. Join the PTA to obtain knowledge and voice your opinions on what is happening at ECLC. This partnership between parents and educators will enhance student learning and enrich the lives of the students within ECLC. Click here for the 2021-2022 membership form.


JOIN PTA: we are looking for a new treasurer for next year's committee. Please reach out to PTA at eclcptairvine@gmail.com if you are interested.

Irvine Family Resource Center

The Irvine Family Resource Center collaborates between Irvine Unified and several community agencies to provide:


  • Short-Term, Evidence-Based Mental Health Services
  • Parent Workshops
  • Teen Workshops
  • Resource Linkage and Referral

FREE Meals for Children under 18:

IUSD continues to offer free meals Mondays and Wednesdays 7:00am to 8:45am for pick up at Creekside Education Center, 3387 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, 92606. Breakfast and Lunches will be provided for three days at each pickup. No documentation is required. For additional information, please visit our website at iusd.org/nutrition or email nutrition@iusd.org.


Effective June 2, IUSD will serve community meals on Wednesdays only. Nutrition Services will provide a week’s worth of breakfast and lunches on these days. The Creekside Learning Center will remain the pick-up location and the hours will be from 7-8:30 a.m. IUSD will serve community meals every Wednesday through August 11.

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School Readiness Site

Curious about kindergarten readiness and making sure your child is on track? Check out our school readiness site, where you can find parent education videos, monthly articles, and more!

Parent Calendar and Resources

ECLC Instagram!

The Early Childhood Learning Center now has an Instagram account to keep you updated on the latest parent and school events. Click here to access the page and make sure to follow us!

ECLC Enrollment Video Tutorial