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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 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.
  • May 30, 2014: Important Information about Homestead VPK  Trainings. Read more.
  • May 29, 2014: CCDH will present a series of 4 training opportunities on disability issues and inclusion designed for Quality Counts provider practitioners. Read more.
  • May 28, 2014: New process for submitting VPK COEs. Read more.
  • May 24, 2014: The VPK Assessment Help Desk will be closed temporarily on May 30. Read more.
  • May 23, 2014: Save the Date for a VPK Conference. Read more.
  • May 23, 2014: Read the latest issue of the ELC News Alert.
  • May 23, 2014: Read the latest issue of the ELC's Parent Link.
  • May 22, 2014: Have you registered your child for VPK? Read more.
  • May 21, 2014: Important Information about the TAP Program. Read more.
  • May 21, 2014: Additional VPK training dates have been added. Read more.
  • May 14, 2014: The Redetermination Unit has moved! Read more.
  • May 13, 2014: May, June and July VPK Training Schedule. Read more.
  • May 8, 2014: Please join us this May for an ASQ-3 training session. Read more.
  • May 7, 2014: The Early Learning Coalition is proud to announce we were named recipient of the 2014 Technology Leaders of the Year Awards in the area of Technology Project. Read more.
  • May 6: 2014: The Child Care Executive Partnership Program (CCEP) is now open for enrollment. Read more.
  • May 6: 2014: VPK Providers: Please enter the approved number of hours on your VPK calendars. Read more.
  • May 5, 2014: Read the latest form the Children's Movement.
  • April 29, 2014: Read Early Learning Works a newsletter from the Office of Early Learning!
  • April 28, 2014: Read CCDH’s News in ACTion e-letter. In partnership with people with disabilities and their families, CCDH advocates, coordinates and provides supports and services.
  • April 21, 2014: The South Service center has moved to its permanent location! 18901 SW 106 Ave., Unit B-208 Miami, FL 33157.
  • April 18, 2014: Read Building a Workforce Begins Early by Mark Wilson and David Lawrence Jr.
  • April 14, 2014: School Readiness contracts due Tuesday, April 15. Read more.
  • April 11, 2014: The Single Point of Entry System will be undergoing a scheduled maintenance beginning at 5 p.m. on April 11. Read more.
  • April 9, 2014: A Program You Don’t Want to Miss. Read more.
  • April 4, 2014: Read the latest issue of the ELC News Alert.
  • April 4, 2014: Senate Passes Budget Focused on Education, Tax Relief and Reserves: Unprecedented Education Funding, $500 Million in Tax Relief, $3.2 Billion in Reserves. Read more.
  • April 3, 2014: The deadline to submit March attendance rosters has been extended until Friday, April 4. If you have any questions, please email the Payments Department at payments@elcmdm.org.
  • April 3, 2014: Join us April 16 for an ASQ-3 Training Session. Read more.
  • April 2, 2014: Join us this month for a Provider Meeting. Read more.
  • March 26, 2014: THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SHOWING INCREASE IN SHIGELLOSIS. Read more.
  • March 25, 2014: GOVERNER RICK SCOTT HIGHLIGHTS EARLY LEARNING FUNDING IN MIAMI. Read more.
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  • March 24, 2014: On Monday, March 24 at 11:30 a.m., Governor Rick Scott will hold a press conference to highlight increases to early learning funding at the Miami Children’s Museum, 980 Macarthur Causeway, Miami.                                   
  • March 20, 2014: Read our latest News Alert!
  • March 20, 2014: Celebrate Children’s Week with our Monroe team. Read more.
  • March 18, 2014: IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CONTRACT DEADLINES. Read more.
  • March 17, 2014: Unemployment rate remains unchanged at 6.8%. Read more.
  • March 14, 2014: March 14 is the last day to make VPK transfers. Read more.
  • March 13, 2014: Governor Rick Scott highlighted increased funding for early childhood education at the Science and Discovery Center of Northwest Florida. Read more.
  • March 12, 2014: Read the latest issue of Parent Link!
  • March 7, 2014: Governor Rick Scott highlighted a report that shows for the fifth consecutive year Florida students who completed the Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Education Program were better prepared for kindergarten than those who only attended part of the program or did not participate in VPK at all. Read more.
  • March 4, 2014: Conference Scholarships Available to FCCH Providers. Read more.

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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.