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Dear Friends:

The Miami-Dade County offices of the Early Learning Coalition will remain closed through Friday, September 15th.  We will reopen on Monday, September 18th.  Our Monroe County offices will remain closed until further notice.

New and redetermination child care eligibility applications for Monroe County will be processed in Miami-Dade without interruption to services.  VPK applications will also be processed in Miami-Dade.  We will do our best to process all applications promptly.

We are working diligently with state, federal and local government to help in this vital recovery period.  Staff are working closely with the Florida Department of Children and Families to keep the parents informed on child care centers and family child care homes closures.  Our goal is to assist early care and education providers reopen as quickly as possible so that parents and first responders may return to work. Providers will receive payment for the days they had to close due to the hurricane.

Residents impacted by Hurricane Irma may register for FEMA Assistance at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, through the FEMA App or by calling 1-800-621-3362 between 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Applicants will need the following to apply:

  • Social Security Number
  • Daytime Telephone Number
  • Current Mailing Address, Address and Zip Code of the Damaged Property; and Private Insurance information, if available.


We will continue to provide updates. For additional information, please visit the provider portal, or connect with us at:  
www.facebook.com/elcmdm
www.twitter.com/elcmdm

We ask that you continue to be safe in this recovery period.

Evelio Torres

President and CEO

 

 


 

 

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Updates and News

All provider reimbursements have been processed and all providers will receive their payments on time.

  • 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!
  • September 22, 2017: All Early Learning Coalition Service Centers will be open on September 25, 2017.
  • September 20, 2017: List of early care and education centers that are open. This list will be updated often. Read more. *Updated*
  • September 20, 2017: The Early Learning Coalition understands the challenge that childcare providers in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties are having with post-Hurricane Irma recovery.  Many programs suffered power outages and significant property damage from the wind and rain from the storm. Read more.
  • September 20, 2017: Information on Disaster Assistance. Read more.
  • September 19, 2017: Need FEMA application assistance? Join Sen. Nelson and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava on 9/21. Read more.
  • September 18, 2017: This is an important reminder that the use of generators at childcare facilities may pose a hazard to children.  Read more.
  • September 15, 2017: Our Miami-Dade offices will open on Monday, September 18, 2017.  Our North Service Center has been relocated due to water damage.  For services, please visit our Edison Plaza location at, 6251 NW 7th Avenue, Suite 204, Miami, FL 33150.
    > In Monroe County, our Key Largo Office will be open on Monday, September 18, 2017, Pink Plaza 103400 Overseas Highway, Suite 232, Key Largo, FL 33037. All other Monroe offices will remain closed until further notice.
  • September 15, 2017: Status of Child Care Centers and Programs; Child Care Resource and Referral. Read more.
  • September 15, 2017: Gov. Scott Activates Emergency Bridge Loan Program for Small Businesses Damaged by Hurricane Irma. Read more.
  • September 14, 2017: If you are a homeowner, you may be able to get a forbearance on your mortgage.  The law requires that homeowners in a federal disaster area are given this option if they request it and Florida has been declared a federal disaster area. Read more.
  • September 13, 2017: Hurricane Irma Update Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Read more. *Updated*
  • September 13, 2017: Residents impacted by Hurricane Irma may register for FEMA Assistance at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, through the FEMA App or by calling 1-800-621-3362 between 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. Read more.
  • September 12, 2017: Early Learning Coalition Miami‐Dade and Monroe offices will
    remain closed until further notice. Please continue to visit our website, and social media for up‐to‐date information. Read more.
  • September 11, 2017: Due to Hurricane Irma our Miami-Dade offices will be closed September 11 and 12, 2017.  Our Monroe Offices will be closed until further notice. For more up to date information, please check our Facebook or Twitter.
  • September 9, 2017: Due to Hurricane Irma our Miami-Dade offices will be closed September 11, 2017.  For more up to date information, please check our Facebook or Twitter.
  • September 8, 2017: Hurricane Irma Parent Update. Read more.
  • September 8, 2017: Hurricane Irma Provider Update. Read more.
  • September 6, 2017: Provider Attendance and Reimbursement during a
    Temporary Closure. Read more.
  • September 6, 2017: Due to Hurricane Irma our Miami-Dade offices will be closed September 7 and 8, 2017.  Our Monroe Offices will be closed September 6-8, 2017. For more up to date information, please check our Facebook or Twitter. Read more.
  • September 6 2017: Hurricane Irma Provider Payment Update. Read more.
  • September 5, 2017: Children First Conference Cancellation. Read more.
  • August 31, 2017: Read the latest issue of the ELC Provider Newsletter.
  • August 14, 2017: VPK Assessment Kits Reminder. Read more.
  • 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 acknowledgment 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.