Licensing Handout from PLAN Meeting

Click here to download the Licensing Handout discussed at the 3/21 PLAN Meeting
regarding SR Health & Safety Standards

Provider Contract Renewals

Please be aware of the following deadlines:
March 30, 2018 - contracts for Summer 2018 VPK are due on the Statewide Provider Portal
April 13, 2018 - all current SR providers are required to submit 2018-19 contracts on the Statewide Provider Portal
*A step-by-step webinar on the new Statewide Provider Portal is available here*

Public Hearing Notice

OEL Public Hearing for Rule 6M-8.601 (VPK Provider Kindergarten Readiness Rate)
WHEN: Wednesday, April 11th from 11:30a-12:30
Click here to register for webinar. You'll receive a confimration email with instructions. 
Submit any written comments on the proposed rule to OEL at:
Include "6M-8.601 Comment" in the subject line.

Head Start Registration

Broward County Schools is accepting Head Start & Early Head Start applications for the 2018-2019 school year.
Contact Broward Schools at 754-321-1961 with any questions.

HEALTH ALERT: Flu Season Tips

Flu season has been highly active this year in Florida and across the country - some cases leading to death.
The ELC has teamed up with the Florida Dept. of Health in Broward County to help our families and teachers protect themselves from this agressive strain of the flu.
The Dept. of Health reccomnends children older than 6 mo. be vaccinated
Childcare Providers: 
Share there tips with your teachers and families
If you think your child has caught the flu, adhere to these best practices and keep your child at home

Summer Theater Scholarships Availble

Broward Center, with the support of JM Family Enterprises, is offering scholarships for their Summer Theater Camp.
With three locations and a variety of age-specific sessions, this is a wonderful opportunity for deserving students ages 7-18 with interest or passion for the performing arts.
Eligible students must reside in the tri-county area (Broward, Palm Beach or Miami-Dade).
Scholarships will be primarily awarded based on a family's level of financial need/circumstances.
Recipients are expected to pay a $50 fee towards summer camp tuition ($890).
Deadline is 5pm on April 9, 2018
Click here for more info or contact Broward Center's Education Department at 954-414-6904

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.