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The New Family Portal

Click here to view a tutorial video on OEL's Family Portal
 

The Family Portal allows parents/guardians to complete tasks associated with VPK, School Readiness and CCR&R benefits that previously had to be done over the phone or in person - including redetermination.

  • 24/7 Self-Service Access
  • Apply for VPK/Request Provider Changes
  • Submit SR Documents/Update Household Info
  • Child Care Resource & School Database
Need Help? Have Questions? Give us a call!
Customer Service Representatives can walk you through step-by-step
954-377-2188

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.

HB 1091 Bootcamps

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, it is important that schools get ready now. Please come to our info sessions and learn more:
 
 
 

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, November 14

Wednesday, January 16

Wednesday, March 20

Wednesday, May 15

Family Engagement Month

Family engagement supports children’s school readiness, promotes their school success and prepares them for life.
 
Join us, your child's school and the Office of Early Learning this month in some engaging activities. 
 

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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.

 

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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.