Families

Programs & Services

Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)

Learn more when you turn 4! Florida’s Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program, or VPK, is a free educational program that prepares 4-year-olds for success in kindergarten and beyond. We’re here to connect you.
 

Prekindergarten Specialized Instructional Services (VPK SIS)

Do you have a child with disabilities? Does your little student currently have an individual education plan with the local school district? Welcome to Pre-K SIS! Let’s go have a great time learning.

School Readiness Program (SR)

Need some financial help to afford an early learning program for your child? ELC Broward manages financial assistance for families who qualify. We’re glad to help you with the process.

Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R)

CCR&R services allow you to receive a customized search for child care based on your family’s unique needs, such as location, schedule, curriculum, environment, and special needs.

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Visit the Early Learning Portal

Families who are new to ELC Broward early learning programs and wish to register their children can create an account to access eligibility determination services, community resources, and apply for VPK and School Readiness through the State of Florida Office of Early Learning Family Portal.

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Find a Child Care Provider

We know you want the very best care and learning experience for your child. So do we. ELC Broward has all the information and tips you need to make this important first decision on your child’s education journey. Making a good choice can seem overwhelming, but our guidelines will help you know what to look for, how to consider costs, and even gives you a checklist to help you remember to ask the right questions.

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Downloadable Forms

Effective July 1, 2018 the eligibility determination services previously provided by the Early Learning Coalition of Broward County - Family Upload Utility are now provided at the Florida Office of Early Learning Family Portal.

At-Risk Child Care Application and Authorization

Click here if you are an eligible referring agency trying to submit or update a child care authorization form.

School Readiness Provider Transfer Request

The Grievance Request Form is used to file a grievance of an adverse action taken by the Early Learning Coalition (ELC) of Broward County regarding your childcare services and must be submitted within 14 days of notification of adverse determination. 

Click here to access the Grievance Request Form

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Family Connection Newsletter

 

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Waitlist Update

Waiting to hear when your child can begin their program is tough, we know. Rest assured we care about welcoming kids into early learning as quickly as possible. Check in here for information and updates.

Early Learning Resources

Parenting is challenging. There’s so much to know! ELC Broward works hard to keep you informed about everything ahead for your child’s education from immunizations to affording college tuition. Look here to find rules about early learning programs, how to stay safe at home and school, and helping children with special needs succeed, among many other helpful resources.

Families who are new to ELC Broward early learning programs and wish to register their children can create an account to access eligibility determination services, community resources, and apply for VPK and School Readiness through the State of Florida Office of Early Learning Family Portal. We know you want the very best care and learning experience for your child. So do we. ELC Broward has all the information and tips you need to make this important first decision on your child’s education journey.