November 27, 2019
Jumpstart Recognizes Broward County as Read for the Record District Award of the Year
Broward County has been recognized as the Read for the Record District of the Year Award! A supporter of Read for the Record since its beginning 14 years ago, Broward County is one of Jumpstart’s longest-standing partners for the campaign and has the widest participation within a single county.   Read more
Read for the Record Event at the ELC
From left to right: Broward County School Board Member Laurie Rich Levinson, CEO of the Early Learning Coalition Renee Jaffe, and Senator Nan Rich.
Senator Nan Rich reading "Thank You, Omu!" during Read for the Record event at the ELC.
Mother and child working together on an arts and crafts project during Read for the Record.
Our Read for the Record event at the ELC was a great success! Broward County Commissioner/Senator Nan Rich and Broward Couny School Board Member Laurie Rich Levinson served as guest readers to about 20 children and their families from across Broward County. Families also enjoyed a delicious catered dinner and a fun arts and crafts station . View more photos from the event .
Provider Orientation on Dec. 4 from 10 am - 12 pm
Are you a new provider of School Readiness or VPK Services?
Would you like a refresher on the procedures, rules, and responsibilities associated with these programs? Then join the Provider Relations Team for Provider Orientation on Dec. 4 .
Celebration of the Hands
Want your children’s hand art on display at the Capitol? Join in the Celebration of the Hands! Tens of thousands of pieces of “hand art” will be hung throughout the Capitol Rotunda Sunday, Jan. 26 – Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 creating an amazing display of children’s art.

To participate, please drop off your students artwork to the ELC Broward office no later than Jan. 15, 2020.
Family Connection - New Issue
We're thrilled to share our November/December issue of Family Connection with you!

With the holiday season upon us, it's important that parents keep their child engaged by bonding and creating lasting memories. In this issue, families will find great tips on how to include their child while preparing holiday dinner and have meaningful conversations at the dinner table. We've even included an easy and healthy recipe families can make together!
Broward Early Childhood Education Conference Tickets are on now SALE!
Join us on February 1, 2020
Celebrate Literacy Week Florida!
January 27-31, 2020
Join the Department of Education, Office of Early Learning and ELC Broward to read together on January 29, 2020 at 9 am to Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!

The 2020 Literacy Week books are:
The Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard (infant/toddler)
Chester’s Way by Kevin Henkes
Upcoming Provider Trainings
What is Coaching? What is CLASS? What is Coaching with CLASS? This training is designed to help participants learn about the coaching process as a partnership that focuses on teacher concerns to identify and establish specific goals.
Building Strong Foundations with My Teachstone. This training is designed to engage teachers in using resources available through My Teachstone.
The First Chapter: Emergent Reading in VPK . In this training, educators will understand the importance of the developmental sequence of pre-reading skills and its connection to the Florida 4 Year Old Standards.
For a calendar view of all Provider Trainings, please click here .
Legislative Updates
As the Florida State Legislature Committee Meetings continue throughout November and December, the ELC has been actively involved with the legislative process. We've also met with State Senators and Representatives here in Broward as well as in Tallahassee and have voiced our legislative priorities and recommendations. Some of these include an increase in the Basic Student Allocation for VPK, counting learning gains made during the VPK year, evaluating the socio-emotional development of the child, as well as administering a Kindergarten Readiness tool at the end of VPK year before summer slide (instead of at the beginning of the Kindergarten year.  We will continue to keep our providers apprised as these issues evolve.
Upcoming OEL Rule Workshops
Topic: Public Hearing on Rule 6M-4.740 Program Assessment Requirements for the School Readiness Program and Rule 6M-4.741 Program Assessment Threshold Requirements for the School Readiness Program.

Date & Time:
 Monday, December 16, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET. To register click here .

Topic : Rule Workshop on Rule 6M-4.735 Early Learning Professional Development Standards and Career Pathways.
Dates & Times:
Tuesday, December 17, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EST. To register click here .

Tuesday, December 17, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST. To register click here .

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST. To register click here .
Q&A with Renee Session Recap
Thank you for joining our Q&A with Renee! It was a success! Our staff is currently compiling your questions and answers to be made available to the provider community on a designated page on our website. More details to soon follow.

Save the date!
Join us for our next PLAN meeting on Jan. 15, 2020.
Family Services Contact Information
We have heard your requests for contact information for the team that processes eligibility for families. To download a copy of the list, click the button below.

Please note that a majority of the teams do not serve families based on an assigned caseload. As such, we are providing you with the contact information for the manager and senior supervisors based on their respective programs.Thank you for your continued partnership!
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