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We Have Moved!!!

The Early Learning of Coalition of Broward County recently moved to  1475 W. Cypress Creek Rd., Suite 301, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309.    Our phone numbers and email addresses have not changed.

 

Faith-based Child Care Board Seat Application is Open

The ELC Board of Directors has two board seats reserved for representatives of the Child Care Provider Community.  The seat specifically for a “faith-based’ child care provider is open for application.  Serving as an ELC Board Member requires a commitment of time including attendance of regular board meetings during the workday (held generally every other month), subcommittee meetings, and may include time visiting community program sites and attending ELC events.

Provider representatives are of vital importance to the mission of the ELC since they can share their knowledge and experience and give the Board of Directors valuable insight and context of the policies and issues related to the early learning world. We encourage you to apply and use this opportunity to bring your voice, perspective, and wisdom to our organization!

An applicant must be an owner or director of a Faith-based Child Care Provider and have at least 10% of the applicants’ early childcare center enrollment be comprised of subsidized children (and/or VPK children).  There are other minimum criteria listed in the application. 

Click Here to access the application.

Faith-based Provider Application process

  1. The ELC will post the open seat for a minimum of ten (10) business days. It will be open through Friday, May 31st.  
  2. Interested Faith-based child care providers complete the required application form and provide a bio and email to Perry Borman at pborman@elcbroward.org.
  3. ELC staff will arrange for each applicant, who meets minimum criteria as outlined in the application, to be taped to express their interest and qualifications from May 13th through May 15th.
  4. Voting instructions and access to the applications and videos will be communicated to all contracted child care providers.  For this board seat, voting is only open to faith-based child care providers.
  5. Providers will have eleven (11) calendar days to vote through Sunday, May 26th.  Providers may only vote once for one candidate. 
  6. The Nominating Committee may decide to interview candidates.   The number of interviewees will be determined by the Nominating Committee.
  7. The Nominating Committee will vote and make a recommendation to the ELC Board.
  8. The ELC Board of Directors will vote on the nominated provider at the next regular meeting on June 6th. If accepted, the new provider would join the board at that time.

ELC Employee Health Benefits RFQ: Notice of Award

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.