The Early Learning Coalition of Broward County, Inc. (ELC) leads the way to brighter futures with nearly $90 million in annual funding, serving more than 26,000 children.  Funds are received from federal, state, county, local, and private sources.   ELC oversees two state-wide early education programs:  School Readiness and Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK).  These programs prepare Broward County children for kindergarten and school, helping to ensure their academic success.  ELC and its partners provide access to financial assistance that helps pay for child care and links parents to family support services, including those for children with special needs. 

ELC Emergency Preparedness Plan Update

During the coming week, ELC will provide you with a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document on how to complete attendance for those days your site(s) was/were closed due to the storm. These closure and attendance instructions should help answer any questions you may have and assist you with the process for submitting your October 2016 attendance.  In the meantime, please see the closure policy and additional guidance provided below.  Following the release of our FAQ document, ELC will also provide a new email address dedicated to handling storm related questions and if needed we will schedule a webinar to provide additional guidance.  
Important Information from the Office of Early Learning about Disaster Related Cost

Board Member Vacancies

The Early Learning Coalition of Broward County, Inc. has openings on its Board of Directors for a private sector (2) and private childcare provider (1) member.  At this time, the Coalition is seeking applications from interested individuals who are committed to making a difference in an area of great importance to the community's children, families and businesses; the early care and education of Broward's youngest citizens.  Those interested should download a copy of the application for board membership, the policies governing membership, a declaration form regarding those policies and a document outlining the importance of early learning located in the How to Get Involved section on our website. Childcare providers should review the nominating process for provider representatives.

Future First - New System of Subsidized Childcare, Part 1 and 2


Broward Reads for the Record!

As part of Jumpstart's national campaign, Broward will be joining millions of readers across the nation in reading the book The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach on October 27.  If you have not already completed the survey to request FREE BOOKS for Browad Reads for the Record, you can do so at this link: click here.