Important Message ´╗┐from the
Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County
Dear Child Care Providers, Teachers, and Early Educators,

On Thursday, the C ommissioner of Education, Richard Corcoran, issued an Executive Order regarding the Summer VPK Program and joined G overnor Ron DeSantis for a large presentation on CARES Act funding and the re-opening of Florida's schools.

There are several programs and initiatives that will continue or come from this funding in the near future. We are awaiting details from the Office of Early Learning on implementation, timing, and procedure for these programs and initiatives; however, we wanted to share the information with you.

We will update you as quickly as we can once more information is released.

Thank you,

The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County
Summer VPK - Executive Order
The Florida Department of Education released 2020-EO-04 which outlines some changes to the 2020 Summer VPK Program.

Some of the changes to the 2020 Summer VPK Program include:

  • The hours are changed to a minimum of 200 hours
  • Assessments are suspended

Reopening Florida Schools & CARES Act
Please understand that while this is a big announcement, at this time, we are awaiting guidance from the Office of Early Learning on the roll-out of these initiatives.

As information becomes available and processes/requirements are articulated, we will share it with you.

Providers and Early Learning Advocates would be interested in the following pages of the PowerPoint:

  • 5-9
  • 4-28
  • 80-88
  • 93
  • 95-100

We hope to have additional details for you next week.