Lutheran Services of Florida Child care Partnership for Family Child Care Homes Bid
Lutheran Services of Florida (LSF) is looking for Family Child Care Homes to partner with the Early Head Start program in Duval.
Click here for more information. For more information contact Tonjia Baker at LSF at

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.

Born Learning Parent Workshops
Our Born Learning Parent Workshops gives families a fun and easy way to increase their knowledge, improve their parenting practices and get their children ready for school. Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity! Check out this list of upcoming trainings. If your child care provider is interested in offering these workshops, click here.

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.

2015 Legislative Priorities
Click here to view ELC of Duval's legislative priorities.

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.

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