Announcements

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.

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.