Announcements

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.

ITB Mail & Postage Services
ELC of Duval is inviting companies to bid on providing Mailing and Postage services. Intent to submit Application deadline is November 10, 2014 by 5:00 pm.
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.

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
Click here for more information.

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

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