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Dear friends,

Our board of directors spent the last few months developing our 2015-16 strategic plan.  The process included focus groups with parents and early care and education providers and thoughtful review and discussion about the 2014-15 strategic plan.  Throughout the planning process the theme remained Children First.

Click here for a copy of the 2015-16 Strategic Plan.  Staff and board members are already at work to meet the goals, with Children First as the number one priority.

Thank you for your support.


Evelio C. Torres
President & CEO


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Updates and News

  • August 29, 2015: With Erika no longer a threat, the ELC will resume regular services.
  • August 28, 2015: Today, Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for the state in preparation for Tropical Storm Erika.  As the storm approaches, it's important to make sure you have your emergency operations plan in place. Read more.
  • August 18, 2015: Read the latest ELC Message. VPK COEs are due soon, enter them in the Provider Portal today.
  • August 12, 2015: Registration is now OPEN for the Children First Conference! Read more.
  • August 5, 2015: Read the latest ELC Message. Encourage families to apply for School Readiness and other resources around town.
  • July 21, 2015: Read the latest ELC Message. Learn more about upcoming training opportunities.
  • July 9, 2015: 11 Miami-Dade Area Legislators Earn an "A" on Florida Chamber Report Card. Read more.
  • July 9, 2015: Find out what's happening in early learning in Florida in July, an update from the Office of Early Learning. Read more.
  • July 2, 2015: The Office of Early Learning launches the Family Portal. Read more.
  • 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.
  • 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.