January 28, 2020
While online registration is closed, you can still register for the conference the day of! On-site registration begins at 7 am on Saturday, February 1 at Broward College North Campus OMNI Auditorium.

At BECEC 2020, you'll receive:
 
  • Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
  • Unlimited networking opportunities
  • Access to over 25 industry exhibitors
  • Diverse early learning workshop sessions
  • Raffles & Prizes..and MUCH MORE!

Visit the  BECEC website   to learn more!
We are excited to announce that the 2020/21 Provider Profiles are now available for completion on the Provider Portal. To ensure that the data from your current profile carries over, please be sure your 19/20 profile is in “Active” status before beginning your new Provider Profile. Read more...
It's Officially Literacy Week Florida!
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! We encourage you to share photos on social media using the hashtag #FloridaLiteracyWeek.

The 2020 Literacy Week books are:
The Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard (infant/toddler)
Chester’s Way by Kevin Henkes
(preschool)
Applications for Head Start/Early Intervention begin on February 3, 2020. The Head Start/Early Intervention Department administers the District’s Head Start (HS) Program, a federally funded program that offers free comprehensive services to economically disadvantage children and families. Click the button below to learn more about the Head Start/Early Intervention program and the qualifications.
Upcoming Education Trainings
The Next Chapter: Emergent Writing in VPK 
In this training, educators will learn the various steps of the development of handwriting, understand and interpret children’s writing and recognize how to help them continue to advance their skills. Register
Upcoming Inclusion Trainings
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Hooked on a Feeling: Helping Children Understand Emotions Y ou don't want to miss this incredibly interesting and powerful training about trauma and brain development, and the impact positive interactions make on children and their development.  Register
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This is the Way We Manage our Day! Come and see what you can add to your toolbox to minimize challenging behavior and to maximize learning by intentionally planning for transition times! Register
For a calendar view of all Provider Trainings, please click here .
Training Opportunities
Trauma-Informed Care
Do you need to renew your Child Care Director’s Credential? You probably already have the VPK Endorsement on the Director’s Credential. Now you can add an additional Endorsement to the Director’s Credential - called Trauma-Informed Care Endorsement! Learn more
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The Early Learning Florida Advantage
Early Learning Florida partners with the Florida Office of Early Learning to offer all educators in publicly funded programs free, flexible online courses to satisfy
licensing and credential requirements. Learn more
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Free Tax Services
In need of tax services? Broward Tax Pros will be offering income tax preparation at $0 cost at Jack & Jill Children’s Center from 3 pm to 6 pm. Download the flyer for more information.
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Q&A with Renee - March, 18, 2020
The Early Learning Coalition's Chief Executive Officer, Renee Jaffe, invites you to a Q&A session before each Provider Learning and Network (PLAN) meeting. The next Q&A will be held on March 18, 2020 at 9 am . Q&A sessions will serve as an opportunity for providers to ask questions directly to the CEO in an open forum. Upon registering, you can also submit your questions in advance.

Please RSVP below. We look forward to having you join us!
Join your fellow providers at our next PLAN meeting on March 18, 2020 at 10 am. This is an opportunity to collaborate, exchange ideas and provide feedback on current events impacting the provider community. You’ll also receive updates from the Early Learning Coalition and community members on topics that impact you , such as early care, education legislation and information relating to School Readiness and the Voluntary Pre-kindergarten program. You don’t want to miss it!
In observance of President's Day, the ELC office will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020.
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