Upcoming Meetings and Events



Dear friends,

The Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe is very fortunate to have a long and distinguished list of community partners. They include higher education, the public school system, nonprofits, corporate partners, the faith community, and early care and education providers. We would like to thank each and every one of our partners for their contributions to our mission during 2014. We look forward to another year of partnership and progress.

On behalf of the board of directors and staff at the Early Learning Coalition, we wish you and your family happy holidays and the best for the coming year.


Evelio C. Torres
President & CEO






Updates and News

  • December 17, 2014: Scores for VPK Assessment Period 2 are due by  Februrary 13, 2015. Read more.
  • December 16, 2014: January ASQ-3 and Warm-Line Informational Sessions for Miami-Dade County. Read more.
  • December 9, 2014: How to help parents complete redetermination packets so they can be processed in a timely manner. Read more.
  • December 3, 2014: Child Care Regulation Provider Meetings for December. Read more.
  • November 24: 2014: The ELC Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 to observe the Thanksgiving Holiday. Our Offices will open again on Monday, December 1, 2014.
  • November 20, 2014: Today, flanked by Senators and Representatives from both sides of the aisle, President Obama put pen to paper and signed S.1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 into law.  After 18 years without any Congressional action, the Child Care and Development Block Grant was finally reauthorized and revised to include general provisions to improve the quality of child care nationwide. Read more.
  • November 20, 2014: The Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe has joined more than 500 researchers, nationally, in the signing of a ‘Consensus Letter’ to policy makers to urge the expansion of and increased public investment in early-childhood education. Read more.
  • Novemver 20, 2014: Complete your School Readiness Curriculum Verification Form in less than two minutes! Read more.
  • November 15, 2014: Read the November newsletter from the Early Learning Coalition
  • October 20, 2014:  Effective Nov. 1, 2014, the grace period for payment adjustments and transfer requests will come to an end.  Read more.
  • October 12, 2014: If you haven't already, start following the Early Learning Coalition on social media to learn more about Read for the Record®. Read more.
  • October 9, 2014: The Early Learning Coalition is teaming up with Jumpstart's Read for the Record® to shine a light on the importance of early literacy.  Read more.
  • October 7, 2014: Guidance for Daycares and Schools: Receiving Students or Staff from Areas Affected by Ebola. Read more.
  • October 1, 2014: The Early Learning Business Alliance was launched yesterday in Orlando. It's Florida's most significant gathering of top business leaders (Disney, Florida Blue, PNC, Publix and others) who will be focused on progress in "school readiness" and high-quality early learning. It's under the umbrella of the Florida Chamber in significant alliance with Florida TaxWatch and the Council of 100 Connect with the Children's Movement of Florida.
  • September 30, 2014: The Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe is excited to announce our partnership with Jumpstart's Read for the Record® campaign to promote early literacy. We need your help to support this worthy cause and help break a world reading record. Read more.
  • September 30, 2014: Read the highlights from our recent Children's First Conference.
  • 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.
  • 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.