LATEST NEWS Advisory on the Zika Virus

State health officials issue mosquito-borne illnesses advisory in Osceola County

Mosquito bites are itchy and annoying and can also spread diseases. The best way to prevent diseases and spread of Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya viruses by mosquitoes is to protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites. Here are resources to learn how to prevent mosquito bites and reduce the presence of mosquitoes around you.  Zika hotline number is 1-855-622-6735.  Click the links below for more information.

https://4cflorida.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/mosquito-borne-advisory-Osceola-2016.pdf

https://4cflorida.org/helpful-links/#health

http://www.floridahealth.gov/newsroom/2016/08/080416-zika-update.html

 

Kissimmee Events

How well do you know where you live?  Did you know that Kissimmee has a lot of fun and exciting things to see and do right here in your own backyard?  Check out this website for a listing of special and on-going events throughout Osceola County.  I think you will be amazed just how much there is to see and do right here, in your hometown.

http://www.experiencekissimmee.com/things-to-do/#BgrADcGJzy5QPryo.97

 

Early Learning Performance Funding Project

Learn about the Early Learning Performance Funding Project and how your center can become a participant for the future. The project gives eligible, selected child care providers and their instructors an opportunity to earn additional compensation for improving school readiness program outcomes. To be eligible to participate, at least 30 percent of a provider’s birth-5 enrollment had to be children in the School Readiness Program. Nearly 900 child care providers applied to be part of the 2016-17 project; 479 were selected to participate. Each provider selected has been assigned to a group offering specific professional development.  Click the link below for additional information and facts on the program.

http://www.floridaearlylearning.com/sites/www/Uploads/files/Statewide%20Initiatives/ADA_2016-17%20ELPF%20Project%20Fact%20Sheet_PDF.pdf

 

Position Available – Early Education Specialist

The Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County is currently seeking an Early Education Specialist.  Interested parties should submit their resumes to Susan Sunka at ssunka@elcosceola.org on or before 12:00pm (noon) EST, August 31st, 2016. Bilingual candidates are strongly urged to apply. For more information about the position, please click the link below:

Early Education Specialist Job Description 6-16

 

National Institute of Early Education Research 2015 PreK rankings

The 2015 State of Preschool Yearbook is the newest edition of our annual report profiling state-funded prekindergarten programs in the United States. This latest Yearbook presents data on state-funded prekindergarten during the 2014-2015 school year as well as documenting more than a decade of change in state pre-K since the first Yearbook collected data on the 2001-2002 school year.

For additional information please click the link below:

http://nieer.org/research/state-preschool-2015

 

Extra, Extra…Read about the Countywide Literacy Initiative

Osceola County School District has initiated a Countywide Literacy Program specifically for Osceola County families and their children.  This program focuses on getting children excited about reading in a fun and interactive environment with the use of a free APP that parents can download on a smartphone, laptop, or tablet.

For more information about this exciting new program you can visit: https://www.myf2b.com/parent/Osceola

OSCReads Flyer

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Invitation to Bid (ITB)-Educational Materials and Supplies

Public Notice

Invitation to Bid (ITB) 

Notice is hereby given that the Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County will receive bid proposals up to 12:00p.m. on Monday, May 2, 2016 for Educational Materials and Supplies.  

Click  ITB – Educational Supplies 16-17 – 18-19 to download the ITB specifications. Proposals must be mailed/hand delivered to:                

Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County                                                            1631 E. Vine Street, Suite E                                                                              Kissimmee, Florida34744

ATTN:  Early Education Materials and Supplies Procurement Committee