Announcements

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.

Children's Week Hand Strands
It's that time of year again! April 14 is statewide "Children's Day at Capitol" and part of the annual festivities include the "Hanging of Hands" in Jacksonville City Hall and Capitol Rotunda in Tallahassee. Instructions for making hand strands can be found here.

Born Learning Parent Workshops
Our Born Learning Parent Workshops gives families a fun and easy way to increase their knowledge, improve their parenting practices and get their children ready for school. Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity! Check out this list of upcoming workshops. If your child care provider is interested in offering these workshops, click here.

VPK Assessment Strategies
You  asked, We answered! Click here for information on developing teaching strategies using your VPK assessment data, VPK teacher resources and answers to your VPK assessment questions.

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

SR Curriculum
Click here for the final 2014-15 Approved School Readiness Curricula List. For more information regarding curriculum, please contact the Office of Early Learning or view answers to frequently asked questions here.

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.

Community Health Information

Let's Move!

First Lady Michelle Obama and the White House Task Force on Obesity have launched a program, Let's Move! to combat childhood obesity and encourage children to get and be active.

In Jacksonville, Nemours has taken the lead on this initiative with child care centers. Their program, Let's Move Child Care, is designed to specifically work with the challeneges of child care directors and teachers.

Illness & Disease Prevention

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Prevention
Get facts and prevention information about this illness.

H1N1(Swine Flu) Prevention
Get facts and prevention information about this illness.

Look Before You Lock

ELC of Miami-Dade/Monroe program to prevent Hyperthermia
Click Here for information on preventing accidental death due to hyperthermia from leaving your child in a hot car and unattended.

Disaster Preparedness

Make sure your child, family and child care provider are prepared.
Click Here for a Healthy Childcare article on preventing accidental death due to hyperthermia from leaving your child in a hot car and unattended.

Follow Weather Alerts and Hurricane Tracking for up to the minute information.