ELC Employee Health Benefits RFQ: Notice of Award

We Are Moving!!!

The Early Learning of Coalition of Broward County is moving to 1475 W. Cypress Creek Rd., Suite 301.   Planning for this move started in 2018 and this space enables all of our staff to be together one floor (instead of spread out over multiple floors).  Our phone numbers and email addresses are not changing.    The relocation is taking place in two phases and we should be completely in our new space by May 6th.    Please be patient with us during this transition.

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

ELC awarded $7.2M for child care financial assistance

More than 2,000 additional children in Broward County will be able to attend a child care program starting this fall. The Early Learning Coalition of Broward County received $7.2M in federal dollars from Florida's Office of Early Learning for child care slots. The funding will allow the ELC to pull approximately 2,000 children off the School Readiness Program waitlist. Families, who have been selected off the waitlist, will be notified. To learn more about the announcement: click here.


If you are a parent/guardian interested in applying, click here to be directed to the OEL Family Portal.

Provider Orientation

Didn't get a chance to attend one of ELC's Provider Orientations? No worries! Watch them here on ELC's YouTube

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.

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, March 20

Wednesday, May 15


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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.