Children's Week 2022

Children's Week Feb 2022  What a great way to kick off Children's week by celebrating with so many amazing champions who work so hard to ensure Florida’s children get the best start in life! Our CEO, Renee Jaffe and our CPO, Howard Bakalar are currently in Tallahassee advocating for Early Learning. Together we can create a major impact in our childcare communities for our providers, our families, and most importantly our children! #Childrensweek2022 #BecauseEveryChildMatters #Advocacy #ElcBroward #childrenarethefuture    

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.

Top 10 Tips for Hurricane Preparedness for Child Care Providers

Hurricane season is upon us.  Learn ways that child care providers can be equipped in the event of a hurricane.  

Learn More About The Child Tax Credit For Families

The Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan provides relief to most working families. Starting July 15, most families are eligible to receive monthly payments of up to $250 per child ages 6-17 and $300 per child under age 6.

Sun-Sentinel Op-Ed: Early childhood education was among pandemic’s victims

Through the first few years of a child’s life, we watch them grow exponentially. From coos to sentences and crawls to runs, parents watch in amazement at how quickly their child learns new things and moves from one stage of development to the next. During a “normal” year, thousands of local children under the age of 6 are enrolled in a child care or prekindergarten program in which their development is enhanced by daily learning opportunities and activities.

Family Connection: Fostering a Love of Math

Children are using early math skills throughout their daily routines and activities. Whether your child counts the number of red cars they see, or the recognizes a shape, math is all around them! In our May/June edition of Family Connection, you'll learn ways to help your child foster a love of math, fun counting books, ELC resources and more!

May 2021 Provider Newsletter

I Did It! Lo Hice!: COVID-19 Vaccine Information to Keep South Florida Healthy & Thriving!

As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes widely available to the public, we know how important it is to provide reliable information to our community. That's why we are thrilled to partner with our community partners from the Health Foundation of South Florida, to help share information about the COVID-19 vaccine.  

The Early Learning Coalition of Broward County Appoints Two New Board Members to its Board of Directors

The Early Learning Coalition of Broward County (ELC Broward) is pleased to announce the addition of two new board members: Kirk Englehardt and Kristina West. 

Doing Business with ELC Broward - March Trainings Are Now Open

Want to know... How to better understand your School Readiness and VPK contracts? How to properly enter children's attendance in EFS? How long the children in your program are eligible for subsidy? More about CLASS observations and how they affect your reimbursement? If you have ever wondered about how you can more easily conduct business with ELC Broward... The "A" Team is here to train you!

Broward educators need access to the COVID-19 vaccine - Sun Sentinel Opinion

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. 

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

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.