Announcements

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!

Summer DELDN Conference
Saturday, July 26, 2014 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.

Head Start/ Early Head Start Recruitment
Lutheran Services Florida, Inc. is currently enrolling eligible children for the Head Start and Early Head Start program. Child Care and Pre-school information can be found here. Children with an IEP or IFSP can find information here.

2014 Brighter Beginnings
Click here for more information.

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
Click here for more information.

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.

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)

VPK Readiness Rates

Readiness Rates are determined by a series of assessments given to public kindergarten students in the first 30 days of Kindergarten.

To see an illustration of how VPK Readiness Rates are calculated, click here.

2012 (2010-2011 School Year/Summer)
Readiness Rates By VPK Provider:

Duval County VPK Providers Readiness Rates
(the highest score for 2011-2012 providers was 100)

State of Florida Information

Click Here to visit our Reports page to see the 2012 VPK Readiness Rate Board Presentation

Providers On Probation

Providers On Probation (POP) are those who fall below 70% of children scoring "Ready" on the Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screenert (FLKRS). The minimum rate is adopted by the State Board of Education.

VPK Readiness Success Is A Collaborative Effort

Jacksonville's VPK providers and our community partners deserve praise for the collaborative achievement we have made in our city to ensure educational success for our children.

Once again we have seen the difference a quality early education can make in the lives of  Jacksonville’s youngest citizens and how it equips the children of Duval County with the tools they need to succeed in school.”

Susan Main, ELC of Duval, Executive Director