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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. 
Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Insurance Broker/Agent Services - 
The ELC of Broward is requesting "Qualification Statements" from licensed Insurance Brokers and/or agents for the purpose of providing comprehensive professional insurance brokerage for Risk Management.
The Risk Management RFQ Pre-Bid Conference will be held on  August 13 from 3 pm - 5 pm in the ELC Training Room at 1475 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 301, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.  Click here for additional details
You can dial into the conference using your phone, computer, tablet or smartphone. 
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122 
Access Code: 362-683-973 
New Location, Same Great Service
Have you heard? The Early Learning of Coalition of Broward County has moved to a new office location at 1475 W. Cypress Creek Rd., Suite 301, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309.   Our phone numbers and email addresses have not changed.


ELC Maximum Rate Increase - Great News

Dear Providers,

We are happy to announce that the Office of Early Learning has approved a two dollar per child per day increase to our maximum School Readiness reimbursement rate for all children ages birth to 5 (not yet in kindergarten). The increase will be applied to reimbursements for services starting March 1, 2019.  ELC will send additional details shortly about how this increase will be implemented and any next steps but we wanted to pass on the good news right away. Stay tuned!

ELC of Broward

Provider Orientation

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HB 1091

During the 2018 session, the Florida Legislature passed House Bill (HB) 1091. The goal of HB 1091 is to increase quality and accountability for those providers serving students with School Readiness. The law will require all schools with a School Readiness contract to receive a program assessment. CLASS™ known as Classroom Assessment Scoring System is an observational tool and the tool that has been chosen to assess all the programs in the state of Florida. Although the law doesn’t go in effect until July 2019, all SR Providers must register for CLASS™ Observations by December 1, 2018.


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New Friday Hours

The ELC is closed to walk-ins on Fridays. Customer Service Representatives are still available M-F from 8a-6p.