Dear Early Learning Providers,

I know you are all being inundated with information, but I want to share with you all a comprehensive timeline of all actions taken across the State of Florida, along with links you may find helpful. I also want to clarify that the Executive Order issued yesterday by Governor DeSantis does not impact child care facilities. 

For the providers that are still open, you can continue serving families of essential employees that must go to work every day, as long it is feasible. Of course, you must continue to follow CDC Guidelines and keep group sizes at a maximum of 10 people (including the teacher). Please review the Executive Order and I know remaining open is not easy, but the community is so appreciative of what you are doing.

Please reach out to your Quality Specialist or me if you need anything. My personal cell phone number is below, please do not hesitate to call me any time. We are here to assist you. We are so thankful for all you all do every day to serve children and families.

Stay safe & healthy!


Marsha B. Powers
Chief Executive Officer
(772) 223-3861 office
(772) 260-6891 cell