We recognize that our children’s health and safety is the first and foremost priority in this time of uncertainty and state of emergency.
We are working in collaboration with the Office of Early Learning, Department of Education, and Department of Children and Families to provide guidance to minimize the financial impact on providers and families.
Specifically, paying for additional absences of both school readiness and VPK children and extending timelines for required eligibility determinations, screenings/assessments, plans and reports.
We anticipate providing you additional information in the next couple of days.
Additionally, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the activation of the Business Damage Assessment survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on Florida’s local business operations.
The survey, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will evaluate businesses affected by COVID-19 and the impacts the virus has had on the local economy so actions to implement appropriate relief programs can begin. The Business Damage Assessment Survey can be taken online at
Again, we appreciate your collaboration and leadership.