Announcements

SR Contract Meeting
School Readiness providers are invited to review the new statewide school readiness contract! All School Readiness providers MUST attend one of the scheduled meetings listed here. To RSVP, contact Sybil Wilkes at 904-208-2040 ext. 207.

Born Learning Family Training Coordinator
ELC of Duval is looking for an experienced and eductaed professional to serve as Coordinator and lead trainer for the Born Learning Training program for parents. Born Learning is a program of United Way and is administered locally by ELC Duval in partnership with United Way of Northeast Florida. Click here for more inormation.

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.

Children's Week Hand Strands
It's that time of year again! April 14 is statewide "Children's Day at Capitol" and the local event will take place on Thursday, March 19 at the Jacksonville Landing. Part of the annual festivities include the "Hanging of Hands" in Jacksonville City Hall and Capitol Rotunda in Tallahassee. Instructions for making hand strands can be found here.

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

2014 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.

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