Announcements

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.

2014 Brighter Beginnings
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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
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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.

Talking with your children

In light of the recent events at Sandy Hook Connecticut, families may need guidance about how to speak with children about sad events. Below are various resources to help explain tragic events to children.

 

Talking with children about tragic events:

Parents on talking to children about news.

Parents and Mister Rogers on talking to kids about scary news.

 

Coping with Violence and Traumatic Events:

NAEYS's Coping with a School Shooting


National Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Coping with tragic events


Tips for talking to children about Connecticut school shooting.

 

Anxiety and stress in children:


American Psychological Association - Helping children manage distress


Helping Children Cope with Tragedy-related Anxiety