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Dear Friends: 

August is here, and we know that you are getting ready for back to school.   For many of our youngest students, they will be beginning their first day of VPK.  We invite you to join in and celebrate this early educational milestone with the My First Day of VPK social media campaign.  Download one of our celebratory VPK frames, and post to your social media channels.  You can tag us at @elcmdm on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and hashtag #1stdayVPK.  In addition, we will be sending tips to make sure your child’s first day of VPK is smooth and successful through our monthly newsletter.

On August 17, 2017, we invite  you to join us for our monthly ELC Café Series: It’s More than Just Lunch.  We will be discussing the very influential generation of millennials. So many of the parents we serve are millennials, and we welcome this dialogue to better understand the families we serve.  

Have you registered for the Children First Conference. Registration is in full swing. We have esteemed national and local keynote speakers and experts, interactive workshops, panels and more. Do not miss this premier opportunity to expand your network and learn about best practices in early education.  We look forward to having you be a part of the “Healthy Families. Healthy Communities” dialogue at the Children First Conference. 

As always, we thank you for your partnership and encourage you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date information on programs and events. 

Thank you.

Evelio C. Torres
President & CEO

 

 


 

 

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Updates and News

  • On a sunny day in the low 80s it only takes 20 minutes for the temperature inside your car to become deadly. Children under 5 are at greatest risk for hyperthermia which can lead to seizures, organ damage, brain damage, stroke and death. NO AMOUNT OF TIME IS OK. Look Before You Lock!
  • July 28, 2017: Per Office of Early Learning (OEL) guidance, the Early Learning Coalition will accept  one amendment per quarter. Read more.
  • July 27, 2017: My First Day of Florida VPK Social Media Campaign: Join us on Social Media. Read more.
  • July 21, 2017: As previously communicated, per Section 1002.69, Florida Statutes (F.S.), nonpublic schools may administer the Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener (FLKRS) to each kindergarten student who was previously enrolled in Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK). Read more.
  • July 12, 2017: VPK Assessment Online Ordering. Read more.
  • June 22, 2017: Early Learning Coalition and Florida Association of Infant Mental Health: Children First Conference 2017. Read more.
  • June 16, 2017: Seals on Wheels Dental Bus June 27, 2017. Read more.
  • June 9, 2017: Early Bird Registration for Children First Conference until June 30th. Read more.
  • June 8, 2017: Gov. Scott Appoints Adrian Alfonso to Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe. Read more.
  • June 5, 2017: VPK Assessment Kits; Professional Development Institute Trainings; Early Childhood Educator of the Year Award. Read more.
  • June 1, 2017: Children First Conference Registration is Now Open! Read more.
  • May 13, 2017: Read Capital Connection Week 9 from the Florida Children's Council.
  • May 12, 2017: Please read this message for the upcoming scheduled provider meetings.
  • May 11, 2017: During the 2016 Florida legislative session, laws were amended to assist with implementing the requirements of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014. Read more.
  • April 30, 2017: Read Capital Connection Week 8 from the Florida Children's Council.
  • April 22, 2017: Read Capital Connection Week 7 from the Florida Children's Council.
  • April 19, 2017: Official Children First Conference Call for Proposals. Read more.
  • April 14, 2017: Read Capital Connection Week 6 from the Florida Children's Council.
  • April 10, 2017: Read Capital Connection Week 5 from the Florida Children's Council.
  • April 5, 2017: Read Capital Connection Week 4 from the Florida Children's Council.
  • April 4, 2017: The Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe is accepting CCEP Employer Participation Agreements for new and existing employers for the 2017-2018 school year.  Read more.
  • April 4, 2017: It's now officially spring, but believe it or not summer is just around the corner. Please read on for some important information about registration for the Early Learning Florida summer term, which begins on April 24. Read more.
  • March 30, 2017: Read Capital Connection Week 3 from the Florida Children's Council.
  • March 29, 2017: Read the March issue of the ELC's Provider Newsletter.
  • March 28, 2017: Download the latest Professional Development Institute Trainings.
  • March 27, 2017: Download the Official Save the Date for Children First Conference: Healthy Families; Healthy Communities
  • March 21, 2017: Are you attending the Quality Materials Fair? Download the procedure for verification and acknowledgement form.
  • March 20, 2017: Read Capital Connection, Week 2 from the Florida Children's Council.
  • March 7, 2017: Creative Curriculum Training Sessions are being offered. Read more.
  • March 2, 2017: Enrollment in the Child Care Executive Partnership Program
    Now Open. Read more.
  • March 2, 2017: The Early Learning Coalition is now accepting Contract Applications for VPK and School Readiness Programs.  Read more.
  • March 1, 2017: Professional Development Institute Trainings; Children's Week at MCM. Read more.
  • February 23, 2017: Read the latest ELC Provider Newsletter.
  • February 23, 2017: Read the latest Parent Link Newsletter.
  • January 31, 2017 : THE EARLY LEARNING COALITION invites you to join us to TALK, READ, SING with 123 Andrés. Read more.
  • January 31, 2017: Featured Training - Implementing the Creative Curriculum for Preschool. Read more.
  • January 30, 2017: The Early Learning of Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe celebrated all week for the 9th Annual Celebrate Literacy Week from January 23-27, 2017. The benefits of reading put children on the path to long-term educational success! The Early Learning Coalition celebrated with reading events across Miami-Dade and Monroe. Read more.
  • January 29, 2017: Professional Development Institute available trainings. Read more.
  • January 20 2017: REMINDER Florida Statute 1002.67(3) directs that each private prekindergarten provider and public school in the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program must implement an evidence-based pre- and post-assessment that has been approved by rule of the State Board of Education. It is required for providers to administer the Florida VPK Assessment Period 1 (AP1) and Assessment Period 3 (AP3) in order to track child development over the course of the year. Read more.
  • January 11, 2017: Click here for upcoming Professional Development Institute Trainings.
  • December 16, 2016: Read the latest ELC Provider Newsletter.
  • December 16, 2016: Read the latest Parent Link Newsletter.
  • December 5, 2016: Download the latest training calendar for the Professional Development Institute.
  • November 17, 2016: Miami Herald Op-Ed: Book Fair Encourages Children to Read. Read more.
  • November 17, 2016: There will be several Talk, Read, Sing training sessions offered for EHS staff, directors, and teachers. Read more.
  • November 16, 2016: Click here for upcoming Professional Development Institute Trainings.
  • November 16, 2016: Read the latest ELC Provider Newsletter.
  • November 16, 2016: Read the latest Parent Newsletter.
  • October 27, 2016: This is a reminder of the Miami Dade College timeline shared during the October provider meeting.  If you have Early Head Start teachers who would like to enroll in spring classes, but have not applied to Miami Dade College online, they must submit their application no later than October 28, 2016.  Read more.
  • October 19, 2016: Read the issue of the Provider Newsletter.
  • October 19, 2016: Read the latest issue of the ELC's Parent Link.
  • October 18, 2016: Trainings available form the Professional Development Institute. Read more.
  • October 7, 2016: Provider Attendance and Reimbursement during a Temporary Closure. Read more.
  • October 3, 2016: Reminder - If your VPK program began on August 22, 2016, your Assessment Period 1 assessment data must be entered on the Online Reporting System by Thursday, October 6, 2016. Read more.
  • September 26, 2016: Children First Conference Wrap-Up. Read more.
  • September 20, 2016: This is a reminder that the requirements for VPK assessment administration and submission have changed. Read more.
  • September 19, 2016: Reminder that the 45-day screenings were due on September 14, 2016 for the children who started on August 1, 2016. Read more.
  • September 16, 2016: Trainings available form the Professional Development Institute. Read more.
  • September 13, 2016: Read the latest ELC News Letter.
  • September 1, 2016: Read the latest information on VPK Pre- and Post-Assessment from the Office of Early Learning.
  • August 16, 2016: Read the latest School Readiness enrollment update.
  • August 11, 2016: Read the latest ELC Newsletter.
  • August 2, 2016: 2016 Back to School Sales Tax Holiday. Read more.
  • July 29, 2016: Early Childhood Educator of the Year is an award intended to recognize and honor selected early childhood staff for years of hard work and dedication. Read more.
  • July 18, 2016: Are you prepared for hurricane season? Download our guide and watch this video.
  • July 14, 2016: Using the Safari Web Browser to Access the Family Portal. Read more.
  • July 13, 2016: Learn more about Early Learning Florida. Read more.
  • July 11, 2016: VPK Assessment- Online Ordering. Read more.
  • July 7, 2016: Zika Information Sessions are being offered. Read more.
  • July 5, 2016: Active Shooter Trainings are being offered. Read more.
  • July 1, 2016: Read the latest ELC Provider Newsletter.
  • 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.