Announcements

ELC Duval School Readiness Plan Public Comments Welcome 
Click here to preview the 2015-2016 Coalition plan for ELC Duval. Email any comments tomedia@elcduval.org no later than August 7th.

ELC Duval Credential Scholarship & Degree Reimbursement
Information available here.

FSCJ 2015-2016 CDA Training Schedule
Click here to see the schedule for CDA, Teacher & Director Trainings in English y en Español.

Lutheran Services of Florida Child care Partnership for Family Child Care Homes Bid
Lutheran Services of Florida (LSF) wants Family Child Care Homes to offer Early Head Start in Duval.
Click here for more information. or contact Tonjia Baker at LSF at Tonjia.Baker@lsfnet.org

2015-2016 School Readiness Provider Orientations
Interested in becoming a School Readiness child care provider? Click here for Provider Orientation Dates for 2015-2016.

Youth Development Training Opportunities
If you are a child care provider who serves school-aged children, check out JCC's offering of trainings for Youth Development trainings.

Family Leadership Network
Join ELC's Family Leadership Network! If you're interested in sharing your ideas, learning about early learning services, and networking with other families, make sure you attend the next meeting. Click here to RSVP.

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.

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.

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.

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