Important Reminder for School Readiness Program Eligibility and Copayments
This is a reminder of the upcoming changes to the eligibility criteria for the School Readiness financial assistance program. Job Search or less than 20 hours of employment and/or educational activity as an initial eligibility criteria for the School Readiness program will expire on June 30, 2021.
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!
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.
Important VPK Program Updates For Parents/Guardians
As we approach the summer months ahead, families have several options to continue their child’s learning, growth and development. Families can apply for the Summer VPK program or a VPK Reenrollment online through the Office of Early Learning’s Family Portal. Families may also contact the Early Learning Coalition of Broward for assistance with completing the application and for information on additional summer options.
Family Connection Newsletter: Spring into New Learning Adventures!
Hello ELC Broward Families! Springtime is here and we're delighted to share our March/April edition of Family Connection! In this newsletter, you'll learn ways to help your child form healthy habits, engaging family dinner activities, tips for springtime learning adventures and so much more!
“If you give a child a book…” Book Giveaway!
WSFL-TV (Channel 39: The CW) partnered with the Early Learning Coalition of Broward County (ELC Broward) for the “If You Give a Child a Book…” campaign with the Scripps Howard Foundation to fundraise and purchase NEW books for kids in our community. Employees at the TV station, along with their viewers raised over $10,700 to purchase almost 1,100 books for kids in Broward County.
2020-21 VPK Flexible Innovative Options Has Been Extended
The Office of Early Learning (OEL) has provided important information regarding the extension of the VPK Flexible Innovative Options Program. We are pleased to continue to provide parents with choice by extending approved VPK providers (VPK Flex Program) through the end of the 2020-21 VPK School Year Program.