The New Family Portal

Click here to view a tutorial video on OEL's Family Portal

The Family Portal allows parents/guardians to complete tasks associated with VPK, School Readiness and CCR&R benefits that previously had to be done over the phone or in person - including redetermination.

  • 24/7 Self-Service Access
  • Apply for VPK/Request Provider Changes
  • Submit SR Documents/Update Household Info
  • Child Care Resource & School Database
Need Help? Have Questions? Give us a call!
Customer Service Representatives can walk you through step-by-step

New Friday Hours

ELC's Family Services Department is CLOSED to the public on Fridays.
Families needing assistance can call Customer Service 954-377-2188.



The Office of Early Learning (OEL) is still working to resolve issues with the OEL Provider Portal. 

As a result, ELC Broward can’t process August 2018 attendance via the OEL Provider Portal.

However, ALL Provider Payments will be on time.

See below for the breakdown of how attendance will be calculated for each program type.

We value your commitment to the children of Broward County. Please reach out to your Reimbursement Specialist with any questions/concerns.

SR Attendance will be calculated as follows:

  • Payments will be based on the list of children enrolled in June.
  • Payments will be calculated based on 23 days in August.
  • School Aged Children will be changed from “full-time” to “part-time” beginning the first day of school. “Full-time” family fees will also be changed to “part-time” fees for School Aged Children. 
  • Children who turned 5 years old by September 1st will have their status changed to school-age care beginning the first day of school.
  • Newly enrolled SR children (who were not served in June) will be included in the August reimbursement for SR providers who complete the instructions below:

The ELC will reconcile any over/under payments once the OEL Provider Portal is operational

Instructions for New SR Children (with enrollments in July or August):

SR Providers click here to download the Attendance Form where you will add new SR enrollments and indicate any terminations for July and August.

Upload the completed Attendance Form in the Uncategorized Folder of the Document Library on the ELC Provider Portal BY THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH.

VPK Attendance

OEL is calculating VPK attendance based on enrollments for August. VPK Providers will be paid based on 100% attendance. Differences will be reconciled once the Provider Portal is back online.

VPK Advance Payments will be made according to standard protocol.

The ELC appreciates your patience as we continue to work closely with OEL to correct the issues with the new Provider Portal.

Please Contact your Reimbursement Specialist if you have any questions or need assistance.

PLAN Meeting Schedule

PLAN Meetings for the 2018-2019 School Year will be held at the Soref JCC (6501 W. Sunrise Bvld.) from 10am-12:30pm on the following dates:


Wednesday, September 12

Wednesday, November 14

Wednesday, January 16

Wednesday, March 20

Wednesday, May 15

Apply now for VPK

Florida's Free Voluntary Pre-K Program, administered by ELC Broward, builds a strong foundation for learning and prepares your child for kindergarten. 
Is your child eligible?
Children must live in Florida & be at least 4-years-old on or before Sept. 1 2018. (Proof of age & residency required)
Click here to apply.
Call 954-377-2188

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Board Member Vacancies

The Early Learning Coalition of Broward County (ELC) is currently accepting applications from local business professionals to fill vacant seats on its Board of Directors.  Created through State Statute, the ELC administers more than $90 million in local, state and federal funds for child care subsidies, child care teacher training, and other functions to improve access to and quality of early childhood education for Broward’s children and families.  The ELC is guided by its Board of Directors. The Board consists of a combination of governor appointed members, local government and administrative agency leaders, child care professionals, and other local leaders.  Because this board makes decisions concerning public dollars, it is governed by Sunshine Law and State of Florida conflict laws. 

The ELC welcomes all interested business leaders and child care providers living in Broward County to join in its goal, to provide access to, and supports for the early learning of young children.  Interested individuals should download a copy of the Private Business  or Private Provider Board Member Nominating form and the Policies Governing Board Membership by clicking the link on “How to Get Involved” section of our website. 

Completed Nominating forms should be emailed to Irene Ramos at iramos@elcbroward.org.

For questions about Board Membership please call  (954) 377-2183.



ELC Newsletter

New Friday Hours

Starting September 7th, the ELC will be closed to walk-ins on Fridays. Customer Service Representatives are still available M-F from 8a-6p.