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Dear friends,

I hope you enjoyed your summer. The beginning of the new school year was as busy as ever, but parents were able to benefit from the new VPK online application system. Every parent was able to apply online and receive a Certificate of Eligibility in record time. We thank all our partners who assisted parents with the online system. It was a huge success! More than 23,000 children will participate in Florida's Voluntary Prekindergarten program this school year.

Another exciting development is that we will soon be sharing information with the community about a new provider incentive pilot program. The project was funded by the Florida Legislature under the leadership of House Education Appropriations Chairman Erik Fresen. The pilot program focuses on professional development for preschool teachers and on improving outcomes for children. The proposal will include monetary incentives for providers and a research component that will help to inform classroom practice. We are working closely with the Office of Early Learning and other state partners on the final details of the proposal. Stay tuned!

I wish you the best for the new school year.

Sincerely,

Evelio C. Torres

President & CEO


 

 
 
 
 
 
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Updates and News

  • September 25, 2014: There is only one day left to apply for the Early Learning Performance Funding Pilot Project! Read more.
  • September 25, 2014:The ASQ-3 Online Portal is improving! Soon you will be able to access a child's ASQ-3 results letter in the Provider Portal. Read more.
  • September 18, 2014: September and October VPK Training Schedule. Read more.
  • September 12, 2014: September is Attendance Awareness Month, a nationwide recognition of the importance of attendance on development, learning, and academic achievement. Read more.
  • September 10, 2014: The Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for four childcare providers to attend the 2014 Florida Association for the Education of Young Children (FLAEYC) Conference. Read More.
  • September 5, 2014: VPK Kits No Longer Available for Pick-Up. Read more.
  • September 2, 2014: Deadline Extended to Submit Attendance. Read more.
  • September 1, 2014: Less than ONE MONTH until the Children First Conference! Read more.
  • August 28. 2014: Clarification about VPK Kits Available for Pick-Up. Read more.
  • August 28, 2014: Reminder about Reporting Absences for At-Risk Children. Read more.
  • August 27, 2014: Read the latest issue of the ELC News Alert.
  • August 26, 2014: VPK Kits Available for Pick-Up. Read more.
  • August 26, 2014: Upcoming Webinars for VPK Providers. Read more.
  • August 19, 2014: Earn CEUs at the Children First Conference! Read more. 
  • August 19, 2014: OEL has posted information for upcoming rule development workshops and hearings. Read more.
  • August 15: Save the Date to join us as we Read for the Record! Read more.
  • August 12, 2014: Reminder to order VPK Assessment Kits. Read more.
  • August 12, 2014: Join the Department of Children and Family Services in a public hearing pertaining to Gold Seal Quality Care Programs. Read more.
  • August 7, 2014: Registration is now OPEN for the Children First Conference! Read more.
  • August 5, 2014: August VPK Training Schedule. Read more.
  • August 4, 2014: All VPK COEs must be uploaded to the Provider Portal by August 8. Read more.
  • July 31, 2014: Read the latest issue of Child Care Communique from the Department of Children and Families.
  • July 23, 2014: Reminder: All proposals for the “Children First” Conference are due by July 25. Read more.
  • July 23, 2014: School Readiness Curriculum Approval Process for 2014-2015. Read more.
  • July 16, 2014: Interested in presenting at the “Children’s First” Conference? Proposals due July 25! Read more.
  • July 14, 2014: New E-Fax Number Set Up for Transfers. Read more.
  • July 11, 2014: List of Certified VPK Providers Now Available to Parents. Read more.
  • July 10, 2014: Monroe ELC email and phones are offline temporarily. Read more.
  • July 9, 2014: July 2014 News Alert is now available. Read more.
  • July 7, 2014: July 2014 Parent Link is now available. Read more.
  • June 27, 2014: ELC Email Offline This Weekend. Read more.
  • June 26, 2014: SAVE THE DATE for our Children First Conference on September 27!
  • June 25, 2014: Update from the Office of Early Learning about Upcoming VPK Rule Workshops. Read more.
  • June 24, 2014: Read the latest newsletter from the Office of Early Learning.
  • June 18, 2014: Download the presentation for the VPK Mini-Conference.
  • June 16: Join us for a Provider Meeting this week. Read more.
  • June 13: 2014-2015 Fall VPK Agreement Deadlines. Read more.
  • June 13, 2014: Come join us for the VPK Mini-Conference. Read more.
  • June 13, 2014: Have you taken our Early Head Start Program Survey yet? Read more.
  • June 13, 2014: Please join us this June for an ASQ-3 training session. Read more.
  • June 11: Join us for a VPK Mini-Conference. Read more.
  • June 9: Please join us this June for a Provider Meeting. Read more.
  • June 6, 2014: New VPK Rates for 2014-2015. Read more.
  • June 6, 2014: Read the latest issue of the ELC News Alert.
  • June 3, 2014: Required contract documents are due to the ELC by JUNE 10. Read more.
  • June 2, 2014: Hurricane Season began June 1. 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.