Approaching Provider Deadlines

Please be aware of the following deadlines:
February 23, 2018 - all current providers are required to have created their accounts and completed their provider profiles on the Statewide Provider Portal
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*

Message from CEO Renee Jafe

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

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.

Upcoming Training...

         Partnering with Families for Succesful Outcomes for Young Children

An introduction to a paradigm shift for providers working with families in order to develop a partnership that will help support optimal child development.

Register Here


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.