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.

Child & Family Resources

You can contact C&FR:

by email
by phone 904-208-2044 x1
request a referral
apply for child care assistance
VPK Information
CCR&R Staff
Walk-Ins and Appointment Information

Success By 6

Success By 6 is a program of the United Way of Northeast Florida and is operated in Jacksonville by ELC of Duval.

Success By 6 offers two year scholarships to a 4 or 5 star center that has signed a contract to partner with the Success By 6 program. Click here for a list of partnering Success By 6 centers and schools.

Star ratings are determined by ELC of Duval. For a list of ALL Guiding Stars of Duval center's click here.

Eligible children must be 3 on or before September 1st of the program year. To be eligible, families must be between
130-200% of the Federal Poverty Level
.

How Do I Apply For Success By 6?

For information on how to apply, contact CCR&R at the above contact information. Or, you may contact:

Angie Russell at 904-208-2044 x 208
or by Email

United Way of Northeast Florida