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  • SHARED RESOURCES FLORIDA SITE RELAUNCH

    Have you checked out the new and improved Shared Resources Florida website?

    The website features new resources and tools for anyone in the Early Childhood Education field!

    Topics include:

    Classroom resources

    Strategies to engage families

    Administration tools

    AND MORE!

    CLICK HERE to visit the site today!

  • NEW! OEL NEWSLETTER FOR PROVIDERS

    OEL has a newsletter just for SR and VPK providers!

    Click here to see the very first edition.

  • ELCFV NOW ACCEPTING CHILDREN'S WEEK ART FOR 2020

    Interested in being a part of Children's week 2020?

    Submit your school or center’s hand art by December 13th to have it hung in both Flagler and Volusia County buildings before being sent to the State Capitol.

    All centers who submit hand art will be entered to win $100 in Lakeshore products.

    Please CLICK HERE to see flyer for more details.

    For questions, contact Serena Piper, Community Partnerships Specialist, at spiper@elcfv.org or 386-317-3354.

  • JUMPSTART’S READ FOR THE RECORD EVENT

    ELCFV is participating with Jump Start's Read for the Record literacy initiative on Nov. 7th. If interested in joining the event, please CLICK HERE.

    Participation includes a copy of the book Thank You Omu! By Oge Mora and an activity to do with children in your program.

    Please submit your response by Thursday, October 17th.

    If you would like a guest reader for the event please email Vosie Miller VMiller@ELCFV.org by the deadline.

  • MATH TALK WEBINAR

    CLICK HERE to register for a FREE webinar presented by Hatch Early Learning.

    Here’s the description:

    Math is everywhere in the Pre-K classroom, so now it's time to brush up on your math talk! You'll learn about the importance of surrounding young children with math language, what terms are appropriate to use with them and ways to infuse math conversations into your activities. We're excited for you to join us on this math journey!

    Thanks for taking time to learn about ways improve your math instruction!

  • OCTOBER IS SAFE SLEEP MONTH

    Governor Ron DeSantis has recognized October as Safe Sleep Awareness Month, see the proclamation here.

    Please join us to help parents and care givers understand the importance of creating safe sleep environments for infants.

    You can download and print FREE resources in English, Spanish and Creole by going here: www.ounce.org/safe_sleep.html.

    Providers can order brochures, posters, and other safe sleep resources FREE by clicking HERE. Create your account as you would when ordering through any online store and select the resources you would like to order.

    CLICK HERE to access an E-handout from the National Institute for Children's Health Quality (NICHQ)

    Thanks for helping to keep babies safe!

  • TRICK OR TREAT WITH ELCFV & COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP FOR CHILDREN!

    Join ELCFV and Community Partnership for Children to trick or treat Friday, October 25th from 3-5pm! Treats, costumes, and more!

    CLICK HERE for a flyer to share

  • REQUESTING SCHOOL SUPPLIES FROM VPK FAMILIES

    Do you ask families to bring school supplies at the beginning of the VPK year? It’s important to remember what your VPK contract says about this practice. Section III item 14. states in part:

     

    PROVIDER shall not require payment of a fee or charge for services provided for a child in the VPK Program during instructional hours reported for funding. PROVIDER shall not require a fee or payment as a condition of enrollment or participation in the VPK Program.

     

    This means that Providers may not require contributions from families of children participating in VPK. This includes requiring them to bring in supplies, buy uniforms or to pay fees for graduation.

     

    Questions about this contract item should be directed to Jenny Adams at jadams@elcfv.org

     

  • NEW PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE IN TRAUMA AND RESILIENCE

    Earn your professional certification in Trauma and Resilience! This NEW online program is being offered by Florida State University.

     

    This certification will enable child care professionals to develop the knowledge and skills they need to understand the impact of adult and child trauma, along with the keys to building resilience.

     

    Please review this flyer Trauma and Resilience Certification for more information.

     

  • ELIGIBILITY ASSIGNMENTS ENDING BEFORE RE-DETERMINATION

    What was formerly known as a review date in the old system is not yet viewable in EFS MOD. As a result, we are putting in future enrollment term dates for children who have eligibility ending prior to the 12 month authorization period automatically generated by the system. These are typically families on a job search or a referral.

    The portal is the communication tool in place regarding parent fees, schedules and end dates. Please check your portal daily to see whose drops off your SR enrollment List. This list has been available since 7-1-18 and contains very important information needed to manage your program.

    You are able to see the amount of time a child is covered by services at the top of the electronic payment certificate:

    If you have any questions please contact Beth, Director of Family Services: bfreshour@elcfv.org

  • SR ENROLLMENT LIST AND PENDING ACCEPTANCE STATUS

    When we enroll a child in your program their name will appear on your SR enrollment list in the portal. If you have a notice that they are in “Pending Acceptance” status these children will not appear on your attendance sheet until the family electronically signs the enrollment.

    We are actively contacting families to get their enrollments signed. We provide them with a step by step process and can assist them in person as needed. As this will affect your payment, please share with your families of the need to electronically sign if you see that a child’s name is in “Pending Acceptance” status.

    If you have any questions please contact Beth Freshour at Bfreshour@elcfv.org or 386-317-3380.