Latest ELC Broward News

Provider Survey: How Do You Support New Educators?

Are you an early learning provider in Broward County? We want to help you provide support to new staff at your school. To better understand your needs, we are asking providers to complete a quick survey. Your feedback will help us plan for upcoming programs that can assist new classroom teachers. We kindly ask that you complete the survey by March 6, 2020

2020-2021 Provider Profiles and Contracts

We are excited to announce that the 2020/21 Provider Profiles are now available for completion on the Provider Portal. To ensure that the data from your current profile carries over, please be sure your 19/20 profile is in “Active” status before beginning your new Provider Profile. ...more.

Head Start/Early Start Application

The Head Start/Early Start application, administered by Broward County Public Schools, begins on February 3, 2020. For eligibility requirements and applications, click here.

RFP for External Auditing and Tax Services

The Early Learning Coalition of Broward County, Inc. is seeking responses to its requests for proposal (“RFP”) from qualified independent certified public accountants (“Applicants”) to provide financial and compliance auditing services and to prepare IRS form 990 annual informational tax return. more...

Audit Pre-bid Conference
Tue, Jan 14, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
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Access Code: 269-267-781

2018-2019 VPK Preliminary Readiness Rate Release Information

Date: Friday, December 13, 2019
Category: News
Summary: Important information about the upcoming 2018-19 VPK Provider Readiness Rate process and the secure login functions for the VPK Provider Kindergarten Readiness Rate more…

Request for Qualifications: CLASS Observers

The Early Learning Coalition of Broward County is seeking up to five (5) qualified independent contractor observers to perform Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®), observations at Child Care Facilities Broward County between January 15, 2020 and June 30, 2020.

Request for Proposals: Business Development Training Services for Child Care Center Operators

The ELC is seeking responses to its requests for proposals from entities or persons interested in providing a range of training programs designed to improve childcare center business operations and build organizational infrastructure so that these facilities can deliver effective and high-quality educational services to young children.

Request for Quotations: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software and Support

Update 11/25/19: Notice of Procurement Award
Update 10/28/19: The ELC has elected to exercise its authority to withdraw and re-issue ELC Procurement #PR20-001 “Request for Quotations (“RFQ”) for Software and Support suitable for a Customer Relationship Management System (“CRM”)” in accordance with Section III.C. (Acceptance/Rejection of Quotations and Waiver of Irregularities) of the RFQ. The updated and re-issued solicitation can be found by clicking the link below. 

Board Positions Available

The Early Learning Coalition of Broward County Board of Directors has an opening for a private sector representative.  Please contact Perry Borman at  pborman@elcbroward.org for more information.

In addition, the ELC has an opening for governor appointed representative from the private sector in Broward County. To apply for a governor-appointed position, please apply online via the following link: https://www.flgov.com/appointments/

VPK 2019-2020 Provider Payment Rate Schedule

The 2019-2020 VPK Provider Payment Rate Schedule has been posted on our website. 
In Broward County, the 2019-2020 VPK Summer Provider Rate is $7.07 and the VPK School-Year Provider Rate is $4.60. 
Each fiscal year, the state of Florida sets the VPK rates for each county using a standard formula that incorporates a variety of local cost factors. For Broward County, the formula resulted in a rate that is one cent lower than last year for the school year and two cents lower for summer. 

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