Important Information Regarding the Early Learning Coalition of Broward County School Readiness Provider Rate Increase
Great news! We're excited to announce a new rate increase for School Readiness providers! Recently, ELC Broward requested an additional rate increase for Broward's School Readiness small businesses. We just received notice that Florida's Division of Early Learning (DEL), formerly the Office of Early Learning (OEL), has approved our rate increase effective July, 1 2021. The rate increase reflects the maximum sustainable amount that DEL will allow. Click here to view the updated School Readiness Provider Increase Chart.
The increase in the maximum reimbursement rates requires an amendment to your current School Readiness contract (form OEL-SR 20). ELC staff are currently in the process of initiating these amendments on the Provider Portal. This is an electronic form that you will need to sign and certify on the Provider Portal as you do with your SR contract each year. You will receive an e-mail from the Provider Portal alerting you when the contract amendment is ready for your signature.
To access the SR amendment form once it has been initiated, please click the blue and white plus symbol to the left of your 2021-2022 SR contract. Once all of the SR amendments have been completed, you will have the opportunity to increase your private pay rates if you choose to do so.
Please note: that if you have SR contracts with multiple counties, you will need to complete this process for each contract. If you are increasing your private pay rates, these new rates cannot be activated until the contract amendment for the July 1 increase has been certified, so please be sure to sign it as soon as possible. As always, please feel free to contact your assigned Provider Relations Specialist with any questions.