April 29, 2020
We created a website page to keep you safe and up-to-date with COVID-19 Updates !
Please report any closures or program changes due to COVID-19 to the Redline .
May Provider netWORK Meeting
May 6, 2020 09:00 AM CST
Please register for this webinar using the blue button below. You will receive a confirmation email after completing your registration.

To join the webinar via phone please dial +1 301 715 8592 & enter W ebinar ID: 818 9500 3815

If you have any questions please submit them through the  Redline. We look forward to speaking with you next week!
May Board Meeting
May 13, 2020 11:00 AM CST
Mark your calendars and don't miss May's Board Meeting!

Please call: (646) 558-8656 using meeting ID number 365 921 3194

We look forward to you joining us on Wednesday, May 13!
This extraordinary situation has provided new opportunities to receive free CEUs and a possible stipend! Please note that practitioners MUST use this LINK to access the courses that are available for enrollment. Direct enrollment opens May 4 – May 15. Please click the blue buttons below to review the enrollment flier and register for Summer 2020 Early Learning Florida (ELFL) Courses.
Teacher Appreciation Week Video Submission Request
COVID-19 has been disorienting but that doesn't mean we have to stop celebrating all the world's wonderful workers! Teacher Appreciation Week is coming and we want YOU to celebrate all the efforts made by your teachers who instruct, love, and celebrate the children they care for. Please take a moment to record a 10-20 second clip expressing why your teachers are essential and submit to Redline! Videos will be featured on all ELCNWF social media accounts.
First Responder Child Care Referral Program
Dear Providers,

We, at the Coalition, appreciate you sharing the First Responders Child Care Referral Program with the families you serve. To ensure you are providing them with the most accurate information, please review the list below.

  • The referral is intended for first responders and health care workers only at this time.
  • Parents who are interested or have questions should call 850-747-5400 or email the Learning Line.
  • Agencies, HR Departments, etc. are required to submit the completed referral form HERE on behalf of the parent.
  • Once the referral has been received, the parent will be contacted by our Customer Service Specialist to confirm personal information and their preferred child care provider. 

Attached to the blue button below is an excerpt from Governor DeSantis’s Executive Order 20-91 that lists essential services for Healthcare/Public Health and Law Enforcement, Public Safety and Other First Responders. At this time, these are the only personnel eligible for the First Responders Child Care Program.
Coalition Mental Health Program
Offered to ELC Children, Families and Child Care Staff
In light of recent events, the Coalition will be offering support services including the opportunity to talk with  mental health specialists  who can help provide information, support, and even counseling.

These services are  free  to the children and families in your care as well as child care center staff. Sessions can be conducted via phone or video until it is safe to meet in person.  These services are confidential and are designed to help in this time of increased stress and uncertainty.

There are many ways that we can help. We can explain the current health crisis to young children, develop plans to deal with the isolation associated with social distancing, provide advice on handling increased fears/anxieties, or address other needs in the family.  Sessions typically meet once a week for 50 minutes at a time that is convenient for all.

If you are interested, please submit a request to the   Learning Line !

When submitting requests please include the following:
  • Your name
  • The name of the person/child you are requesting theses service for
  • Place of employment
  • Email address
  • Phone number
School Readiness Providers,

An email introducing your assigned Contract Specialist, who will be there to help you throughout the new contract process, has already been disseminated. Also sent was an invitation to electronically sign your amendment for the rate increase that has occurred. If you have any questions pertaining to the contract process please reach out to your assigned Contract Specialist.
Florida KidCare
Don't miss out on the year-round open enrollment with Florida KidCare!

With the help of Florida KidCare, staying healthy doesn't have to be difficult.

Florida KidCare provides the families of Northwest Florida with low-cost options for health and dental insurance for children birth to 18!

For eligibility information and applications click the blue button below.
We exist to grow healthy children, parents, and the relationship between them.
Sponsored by the Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida and the State of Florida, Office of Early Learning