Head Start/ Early Head Start Partners
Lutheran Services Florida, Inc. is currently seeking high quality child care partners for the Head Start and Early Head Start program. Child care providers must be licensed, participate in the USDA Food Program, and Guiding Stars of Duval. If you are interested in including Head Start in your child care program, click here for more information. All bids are due by April 30 at 5 pm.

FFCCA Quarterly Meeting and Training
Be sure to register for the Florida Family Child Care Association's Quarterly Meeting and Training! The session takes place in Ocala, FL from April 25-27. Registration forms are due on April 16.
Click here for more information.

Parent Leadership Network
Join ELC's Parent Leadership Network! If you're interested in sharing your ideas, learning about early learning services, and networking with other families, make sure you participate in a Parent Town Hall Meeting.
Click here for dates and locations.

School Readiness Curriculm Committee
The Office of Early Learning is seeking qualified committee members to serve as curriculm reviewers for the School Readiness Review Process.
To view the curriculm process, click here

Summer iPad Academies
Pre-k to 5th grade teachers/educator looking to use your iPad more effectively in the classroom may join the 2014 iGeneration: Summer iPad Academies. Click here for more information and to register.

2014 Legislative Priorities
Click here to view ELC of Duval's legislative priorities.

Affordable Care Act Information for Providers
The Office of Child Care held a webinar on the Affordable Care Act in December. Click here to see the slides from the webinar.

SR Curriculum
ELC's 13/14 approved SR curriculum list has been revised. Click here to view new list, or, if you are using a curriculum not listed, click here for the approval process.

Documentation of Attendance Policy
The Documentation of Attendance Policy has been developed based on Florida Rules and our SR and VPK Provider Contracts. View the policy and rules on our Legislation & New Rules web page.

Child Car Seat Information
Looking for information about child car seat safety? Check out this blog with helpful advice and safety tips for the right type of car seat for your child at every age.

Updates regarding HB 7165 Legislation
Find the latest early learning legislation here.

Community Events for Families
See what job, health, and resource fairs are scheduled around town.

Provider Bulletin Board
All Provider Pages have access to the Provider Bulletin Board.


Southside Office:

Cypress Plaza
8301 Cypress Plaza Drive; Suite 201
Jacksonville, FL 32256

From 1-95 exit onto J. Turner Butler Blvd. going west toward Financial Way. Turn left onto US-1/Philips Hwy. Turn left onto Cypress Plaza Dr. and then make an immediate left into the Cypress Plaza parking lot of ELC. 

JTA bus line information for L7 or call 630-3100.

The L7 bus stop lets you off in the parking lot of ELC of Duval. 8301 Cypress Plaza is the building facing the lake and Cypress Plaza Drive. Suite 201 will be the first entrance on the right.


Northside Office:

Pearl Plaza
5216 North Pearl Street
Jacksonville, FL 32208

From I-95 take the Golfair Blvd exit (EXIT 355) and then turn right onto Golfair Blvd. Stay straight to go onto Brentwood Ave. and turn right onto W. 44th St. Then take the 3rd right onto N. Pearl St. and the ELC office will be on the right side of the road in Pearl Plaza.

JTA bus line information for L9 or call 630-3100.


Westside Office:

Kingdom Plaza
5310 Lenox Ave; Suite 5
Jacksonville, FL 32205

From I-10 take the Cassat Ave. exit (EXIT 358) and turn left onto Cassat Ave. Turn right onto Lenox Ave. and turn left into Kingdom Plaza where ELC’s office is located inside of the Kingdom Plaza Mall.

JTA bus line information for WS7 or call 630-3100.