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Provider Orientation

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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.

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

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.

Request for Qualifications

ELC Broward is currenty seeking qualified individuals to observe providers for the CLASS Assessment. 
Click here for more info

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, January 16

Wednesday, March 20

Wednesday, May 15


ELC Newsletter

New Friday Hours

The ELC is closed to walk-ins on Fridays. Customer Service Representatives are still available M-F from 8a-6p.