How to Indicate Emergency Closures on your SR and/or VPK Attendance
The Office of Early Learning has now given providers the ability to report emergency closures in the Provider Portal so that these closures will be reflected on the SR and VPK attendance. Below you will find detailed instructions on reporting closures for the entire site, as well as closures of selected classrooms.
CARES Grants Phase IV (4) Coming Soon!
We've got great news for child care providers!! CARES Grants Phase IV (4) is about to be released by the Office of Early Learning. This phase of funding is available to ALL currently open VPK providers and child care facilities, regardless of whether they are contracted with the ELC. Facilities can be eligible for up to $3,250, based on licensed capacity.
VPK School Year Options Through December 31st 2020
The Florida Department of Education (DOE) and the Office of Early Learning are approving flexible options for early learning providers to support parents rejoining the workforce and mirror the choices parents have for K-12 students. Eligible providers can choose to apply to offer a flexible innovative learning model or a hybrid model.
Introducing the 3Ts: A fun new way to learn!
We hope you and your family are doing well during these difficult times. We know the past several months have not been easy. While your child's learning has been a priority, figuring out ways to keep them engaged can be challenging. That's why we’re so excited to share a new resource that may be useful as you look for ways to support your child’s early learning at home: the 3Ts Digital Tool, available on any phone or computer at the3Ts.org.
Broward: Read for the Record 2020
The Early Learning Coalition of Broward County and the Children’s Services Council of Broward County invites you to celebrate literacy and the power of reading on October 29th, 2020, by volunteering to read for Broward: Read for the Record! This year’s chosen book, “Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away” by Meg Medina, is a celebration of lasting friendship, the power of connection, and encountering change! Part of the national Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® campaign, this event mobilizes millions of children and adults to celebrate literacy by participating in the largest shared reading experience.