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Provider's Corner

Welcome to the Provider's Corner. Your provider representatives on the ELC Board of Directors are Ms. Loreen Chant, Representative of Individuals under federal programs with Disabilities Education Act, Ms. Jenni Roig, Private Provider Representative, and Dr. J. Abilio Rodriguez, Faith-based Provider Representative.

Ms. Chant

President/CEO of Easter Seals South Florida. Easter Seals South Florida accredited by NAEYC serving 900 children in 11 locations across Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.  Prior to joining Easter Seals South Florida in 2014, she was a successful higher education administrator for 22 years. 

Ms. Roig

President/Founder of the Roig Academy located in South Miami.  The Roig Academy founded 18 years ago, offers an alternative educational milieu for students with a variety of learning strengths.  The academy provides preschool, elementary and summer services. Ms. Roig has 25 years of dedicated experience in the field of child development, literacy and dyslexia.

Dr. J. Abilio Rodriguez

Executive Director of Centro Mater Child Care Services. Centro Mater provides Early Head Start, Head Start and private childcare in the greater Hialeah community. Prior to joining Centro Mater, Dr. Rodriguez was with the Miami-Dade County Department of Human Services as a Head Start/Early Head Start Special Projects Administrator.

Provider meeting -Eligibility Update 2019

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2019 Learners to Earners Workforce Summit

Representative Summaries

The Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe sponsored three early childhood providers to attend the Florida Chamber of Commerce 2019 Learners to Earners Workforce Summit. The summit was held June 18 and 19, 2019 in Orlando, FL.

The summit focused on discussions to ensure Florida's workforce is ready to meet future need. The ELC was ably represented by Ms. Rocio Lieva, Director/Owner of ABF Learning Center, Ms. Arleen Lambert, Director/Owner of Arlene's Family Child Care Home and Ms. Shawna Pointville, CEO/Founder of Excel Kids Academy. As part of their commitment to attending the summit, they each wrote a summary of their experience.

Click here to read Ms. Lieva's summary.

Click here to read Ms. Lambert's summary.

Click here to read Ms. Pointville's summary.

Thank you to Ms. Lieva, Ms. Lambert and Ms. Pointville for representing the ELC and providers at this important gathering of Florida's leaders.

Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Board of Directors Meetings

  • Monday, December 2, 2019 - David Lawrence Jr. Community Meeting Room 2555 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Suite 500, Coral Gables, FL 33134

For more ELCMDM meeting dates, please click here for the event calendar.

Click here to download the presentation from the July 2019 Providers Meetings.


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