View this email in your browser
Forward this email to a friend or new parent! Forward this email to a friend or new parent!
July 2022
Parenting Resource Program Newsletter
Summer is Just the Best! 

We hope that you are able to find time to relax and do fun things with your chosen family during these warmer months. Looking for ways to connect and keep the learning happening throughout summer? We have a few ideas for you that we've divided into the following categories:
  1. READ
  2. PLAY
Read More Here
Play in the Park with Easterseals

Join other parents with young children for a welcoming playgroup at Rehm Park!
  • Wednesday, July 13th, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  
  • Wednesday, July 27th, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Meet new people. Make new friends. Enjoy the outdoors. Drop in anytime. 

If you can't make these dates, don't worry. Easterseals is planning more playgroups and we will be sure to let you know about them. 
Play in the Park
Having Difficult Conversations with Your Child 

We were devastated to hear about the mass shooting in Highland Park.

These tragic events happen with relentless frequency and we hope that you are taking time to take care of yourself and your mental health, and to step away from the news when you need to.  

We published this blog post last January, but we have updated it with resources that will help you talk about current events with your child. Please take care, and if you need additional support, contact us
Talking to your child about the news
Vaccines for Children under Five are Here! 

The Oak Park Health Department is offering a weekly clinic for young children throughout the summer.

Vaccinating kids is the best way to protect them from the risks of COVID-19. Now, children as young as 6 months old can get the protection of a COVID vaccine. Schedule your child’s vaccination today.

You can do this by calling your pediatrician, or by attending a local clinic. These occur every Tuesday at the Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid Ave. in Oak Park, throughout the summer. 
Register for an Upcoming Clinic
Upcoming Events
On the horizon 🌅:
Quick Links
The Collaboration for Early Childhood's Parenting Resource Program brings together community partners to connect families with early childhood information, resources and parenting workshops. 

Parenting Resource Program Committee Partners
Read the Collaboration’s Monthly Newsletter

Keep in touch between newsletters.
Follow the Collaboration for Early Childhood on social media!

Manage the information you receive from the Collaboration for Early Childhood 
Copyright © 2022 Collaboration for Early Childhood, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.