Announcements

ELC Duval Developmental Services RFP
Deadline: Friday, September 12, 2014 Click here for more information.

ELC Duval Educational Supplies ITB
Deadline: Friday, September 19, 2014 Click here for more information.

ELC Duval IT Services ITB
Deadline: Thursday, October 2, 2014 Click here for more information.

Readiness Rates Webinars
The Office of Early Learning is hosting regional webinars for VPK providers to share information on FLKRS, Readiness Rates, and other related information. Pre-registration is required. Find more information!

SR Curriculum
The Florida Office of Early Learning has released the approved School Readiness curricula list. Click here to view the new list and additional information. ELC will host a curriculum fair featuring some of the 2014/2015 state approved curriculum publishers to answer your questions and allow you to preview their curriculum. Details found here!

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.

CDEA Conference
Join CDEA for an eductaion professional conference in October. Click here for more information!

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.

Head Start/ Early Head Start Recruitment
Lutheran Services Florida, Inc. is currently enrolling eligible children for the Head Start and Early Head Start program. Child Care and Pre-school information can be found here. Children with an IEP or IFSP can find information here.

2014 Brighter Beginnings
Click here for more information.

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 4-H Summer Camp
Click here for more information.

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.

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.