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Dear friends,

The Board of Directors and staff of the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe are pleased to announce that a child care provider rate increase totaling up to $3.5 million per year has been approved. 

 Providers will soon start seeing the rate increase in their monthly payments.  The percentage of increase is as follows:

Age Group Increase Amount
Infant - 2Yr 5%
Preschool 3-5 4%
School Age 3%


Thank you for your continued partnership and for all you do to support families and to ensure children are ready for school.  If you have any questions, please contact your payment specialist as listed on the provider portal.

 

Regards,


Evelio C. Torres
President & CEO


 

 
 
 
 
 
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Updates and News

  • June 29, 2015: Read the latest ELC Message. Learn more about Teaching Strategies GOLD® trainings and VPK Provider Rates.
  • June 17, 2015: The ELC Achieves Another Significant Milestone for Providers: School Readiness Reimbursement Rate Increase Approved! Read more.
  • June 12, 2015: Required SR Contract Documents Due to ELC by JUNE 15! Read more.
  • June 10, 2015: Read the latest ELC Message. Learn more about VPK Assessments and the upcoming 2015 Children First Conference.
  • June 3, 2015: Read the latest ELC Message. Learn more about Teaching Strategies GOLD® Professional Development for VPK.
  • May 28 2015: Read the latest ELC Message. Included in this issue are the VPK Ordering Instructions and information on the upcoming 2015 Children First Conference.
  • May 20, 2015: Read the latest ELC News Alert. Included in the message are ASQ Contract Requirements and Professional Development Opportunities.
  • May 13, 2015: The Office of Early Learning has released some important news regarding the VPK Readiness Rate and Teaching Strategies GOLD. Read more.
  • May 13, 2015: Our Early Learning Coalition spends more of our School Readiness grant on direct services for children (slots) than any other ELC in the state. For the last several months we have worked hard to reduce the waiting list in Miami-Dade through an enrollment drive. Read more.
  • May 12, 2015: The Monroe Early Childhood Conference will be held this weekend. Read more.
  • May 7, 2015: Do you participate in the CCEP program? You have until May 15, 2015 to submit your agreement for 2015-2016. Read more.
  • May 5, 2015: Read the latest ELC News Alert.
  • April 24, 2015: The Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe invites you to attend our Quality Initiatives Fair.  For 2 days only come select up to $2000 of quality materials for your program! Read more.
  • April 17, 2015: Read the latest ELC Weekly News Alert.
  • April 13, 2015: The deadline to submit the VPK application for 15-16 is April 20, 2015. Read more.
  • April 13, 2015: The deadline to submit the School Readiness application for 15-16 is April 20, 2015. Read more.
  • April 9, 2015: FFCCHA Contest winners announced. Read more.
  • April 9, 2015: Read the latest news regarding VPK and School Readiness Contracts.
  • April 8, 2015: Read the latest issue of the Florida Children’s Council, Capitol Connection.
  • March 23, 2015: The Children's Trust announces the first in a series of new grant awards worth $190 million over the next three years. Read more.
  • March 19, 2015: Join us as we celebrate the Day of the Young Child. Read more.
  • March 12, 2015: Keep up to date with legislation affecting children by reading the Florida Children’s Council, Capitol Connection.
  • March 9, 2015: The deadline to submit the VPK application for 15-16 is April 20, 2015. Read more.
  • March 9, 2015: The deadline to submit the School Readiness application for 15-16 is April 20, 2015. Read more.
  • March 2, 2015: Early Learning Florida is launching its pilot program, be a part of it! Read more.
  • March 2, 2015: VPK Program Improvement Plans and Readiness Rate Update form the Office of Early Learning. Read more.
  • February 27, 2015: Download the presentation form our recent provider meetings.
  • February 10. 2015: The deadline to submit the VPK application for Summer 2015 is March 31, 2015. Read more.
  • January 28, 2015: Governor’s “KEEP FLORIDA WORKING” Budget Invests Over $1 Billion in Early Education for Florida’s Children. Read more.
  • January 20, 2015: The Department of Children and Family Services, Office of Child Care Regulation and Background Screening will be conducting a public hearing for proposed rule changes to 65C-22.009, F.A.C. and 65C-20.014, F.A.C. pertaining to Gold Seal Quality Care Programs.  Download the meeting information here.
  • January 14, 2015: Thank You For Your Interest In Participating in Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! Read more.
  • January 13, 2015: CCDH Trainings for Quality Counts Providers. Read more.
  • January 13, 2015: Join Us At Books & Books on January 28th, 2015 for Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! Read more.
  • January 6, 2015: Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! 2015. Read more.
  • To read previous news and updates, click here.

 

 

 

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The Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring early care and education for children in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. Through a variety of affordable and innovative early education and voluntary pre-kindergarten programs, the Coalition serves more than 50,000 children ages birth to 12 years old and their families.

Founded in 2000, the Coalition is among 30 similar organizations in the State of Florida established following the enactment of the School Readiness Act, which consolidated Florida’s early learning services into one integrated program.