Good evening providers,

Another day, another BLAST. There are three topics on which I I would like update you.

Gov. DeSantis Press Conference and School Readiness and VPK Funding
Many of you listened to the press conference given by Governor Ron DeSantis where he stated that School Readiness and Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten programs will be funded. As of the writing of this BLAST, the Coalition is waiting for written guidance from OEL regarding those statements. As information is released, I will share it with you through the BLAST.

CDC Health and Safety Recommendations
Allow me to express my gratitude for your diligence and dedication for young children and their families. As you work to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the children and families you serve, I encourage you to follow CDC recommendations and suggested practices.

Contacting the Coalition
To help ensure you can reach staff at the Coalition, we have made two additional numbers active 850-372-3054 and 850-372-3087. If you are unable to reach us through our regular number 850-747-5400, please try one of these two numbers. Staff can also be reached by email. You can find email addresses for staff on our website

If you need to reach me, please call 850-693-0808 or email .

Thank you for all you do, 

Suzan Gage
Executive Director
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