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  • SEATS STILL AVAILABLE IN FREE MATH TRAINING!

    It's not too late to register for Math 1 on Tuesday, August 15 and Math 2 on Tuesday, August 22! Cathy Twyman will be leading this training that will help you support your three and four year olds as they develop their math skills.

    You can complete the series by registering for Math 3 on Tuesday, September 12 and Math 4 on Tuesday, September 26. Our VPK Regional Facilitators, Amanda Moore and Michelle McCaleb will be leading these sessions.

    You will be receive CEUS for all these trainings. All will be held from 6:00PM till 9:00PM at the ELCFV Daytona Beach office, 135 Executive Circle. Dates and reference numbers are below:

    Session Date Class Reference
    Math 1- Sets and Numbers Tuesday, August 15 7551
    Math 2- Counting and Number Operations Tuesday, August 22 7552
    Math 3- Patterns and Measurement Tuesday, September 12 7517
    Math 4- Shapes and Spatial Relations/td> Tuesday, September 26 7518

    These free trainings are sponsored by Florida's DOE so you'll register here. Use Class Reference number listed above to register.

  • "T" IS A POWERFUL LETTER!

    When a "T" is used to report a child's attendance on your attendance form, ELCFV will end care, you will unable to claim them on your attendance and you will no longer receive reimbursement for that child. You will not receive further payment for that child without contacting ELCFV.

    If you choose to reenroll a child after having marked them as “T” reimbursement can resume only after you have notified Family Services via the messaging system in the ELCFV Provider Portal the child is reenrolled by ELCFV.

    Thanks for helping ELCFV reimburse you correctly for all the care you provide!

  • LEARN HOW TO DECREASE STRESS IN THE CLASSROOM

    It’s likely that one or more children in your program have experienced frightening or upsetting events. These events are considered trauma and result in elevated levels of stress for children. This stress can negatively impact their cognitive, emotional, behavioral and physical development.

    DCF is offering a NEW 5 hour course, Trauma-Informed Care for Child Care Professionals. This course provides an overview of the impact of trauma on children and families and will help teachers incorporate learning strategies that decrease stress in the classroom.

    To access this course, go to http://myflfamilies.com/service-programs/child-care and select "Training and Credentialing".

    Thanks for your interest in reducing stress in your program!

  • SEEKING A FAITH BASED PROVIDER FROM VOLUSIA TO SERVE ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    If you are interested or would like to nominate a faith based provider from Volusia, we want to hear from you!

    The deadline to respond is 08/31/17.

    Click here to complete the survey.

  • SAVE THE DATE FOR OWNER DIRECTOR FORUM AUGUST 24,2017

    Owners and Directors, please plan to attend the next Forum on Thursday, August 24 at 1:00 PM. Watch this space for location and topics to be discussed and link to registration.

    See you later this month!

  • NEW AND IMPROVED PERMISSION SLIP/PARENT CONSENT

    ELCFV is launching a new and improved permission slip/Consent form for Child Screening, Referral and Assessment.

    Families will now be able to conveniently complete just one permission slip for multiple children!

    Friendly Reminders about the consent form:

    •It must be obtained prior to any child observation, screening, referral or assessment.

    •It must be signed by the parent /guardian on the School Readiness paperwork

    •It must be dated within the current Fiscal Year running from July 1st until June 30th

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your Provider Services Representative of Nathalie Dunning at 386-323-2400 ext.188

    Please click HERE for a permission slip in English.

    Please click HERE for a permission slip in Spanish.

  • FREE AUTISM EDUCATION FOR YOUR STAFF AND FAMILIES

    Easter Seals is now able to provide FREE Autism Community Training (ACT) at your program! ACT can help you, your staff and families learn to identify early indicators, “Redflags”, of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and build strategies to support children’s growth and development and successful inclusion in the classroom. Strategies learned in this training will benefit all children in the program whether or not they have an autism diagnosis. You’ll also learn how to begin to have comfortable conversations about next steps towards early interventions that will help children get any support they may need.

    Due to a generous grant from the United Way of Volusia – Flagler to support autism education for families and staff, screenings, diagnostic and intervention assistance for families, Easter Seals staff can come to your program to share this training AND complete on the spot screenings for families who request them. Information on additional community screening events will be provided if families are not able to attend on a specified date.

    Please contact Dorothy Lefford at Lefford via email at DLefford@esnecfl.org or call her at 386-944-7856 for more information or to schedule training for your program.

    Thanks for all you do to support early intervention and inclusion!

  • NEW ONLINE VPK TRAINING

    Three online courses for VPK staff went live on July 5TH!  The courses now available completely online are

    -How to Administer the Florida VPK Assessment

    -VPK Assessment Instructional Implications

    -Integrating the Standards: Phonological Awareness

    Visit the DCF website to register

    Register NOW and be ready for a great VPK year!

  • FALL CLASSES STARTING AT DSC

    Here's a list of the great opportunities you can take advantage of at Daytona State College:

    -Earn your Staff Credential/CCAC in just 6 short semesters by attending one night a week at one our campuses (Daytona, Deltona, or Deland). Cost is only $33.00.

    -Earn your AS degree in Early Childhood Education with many of the classes offered in the evening and online. Use the TEACH scholarship to help pay for your degree. Find out more at http://teach-fl.org/

    -Earn your Director’s Credential with just one online class in seven weeks.

    -Renew your Director’s Credential or your Staff Credential online or live with us.

    Give me a call and I'll tell you how. It's just that easy!

    Cathy Twyman (386) 506-3113

  • FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED

    Child abuse and neglect affects the lives of thousands of children every year in Florida. Children are removed from their parents through no fault of their own and are placed into the Foster Care system not knowing where they will go next or who will be caring for them. It's a very traumatic time for our children.

    Community Partnership for Children and its Foster Care Providers are tasked with the responsibility of placing these children in nurturing homes until they can be safely reunited with their parents. Unfortunately we as a community are facing a significant shortage of homes with adults who can provide a nurturing environment for our children to assist them through their major life changes.

    Being a foster parent is a full time job that requires absolute commitment. Is this something that you or someone you know might be ready for? Find our more by attending an orientation and get all the details! The next session will be held on Thursday, September 28 at 6:00 PM at the Deland CPC office.

    For more information please contact Lori Bainbridge at 736-5400 extension 4041.

    Thanks for spreading the word about this need and opportunity and for making a difference in the lives of children

  • TEACHING CHILDREN TO PROBLEM SOLVE

    Every day we use problem-solving skills to make decisions. Our livelihood and employment depends on it.

    What time do I need to wake up to be ready for my new job? What route should I take to the meeting? Where should we eat on vacation? To most adults this seems like second nature, but is foreign to most young children.

    Children can be taught problem-solving skills during the regular course of each day through modeling, and adult assistance. But before beginning a problem-solving process, it is important for the child to know that there is a problem. Read these articles for great ideas and to help your children build a vast emotional vocabulary.

    Emotional Vocabulary - Teaching a variety of words to express your feelings.

    Learning Problem Solving - How to teach children there is a problem and how to find a solution

  • FREE CEUs FOR YOU AND YOUR STAFF

    Early Childhood Investigations offers free one hour webinars on topics that can help you improve the quality of your program. Most webinars offer CEUs free of charge. Webinar topics include Social Emotional Learning, Math, Friendship, Music and more. There are many scheduled for August to help get your year off to a great start, plan now to participate and share with your classroom staff as well!

    Click here to go the Early Childhood Webinars website and register for these free, informative webinars.

    Thanks for all you do!

  • INFANT TODDLER WEBPAGE

    The ELCFV Infant/Toddler web page now includes information and resources just for your Infant and Toddler teachers! You and your Infant and Toddler staff are encouraged to visit this page to learn some myths and truths about Infant and Toddler development, find out about a handy app that will help families support their children's growth and development and access fun activities to try with infants and toddlers.

    Please let us know what you think of the page by responding to the survey, there's a link at the bottom of the page. Thanks for all you do for Infants and Toddlers!