Public Notice: Invitation for Request for Proposal (RFP) – Delivery of School Readiness and Voluntary Prekindergarten Services

Notice is hereby given that the Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County will receive sealed applications up to 2:00pm, EST on Thursday, May 3, 2018 for the delivery of School Readiness and Voluntary Prekindergarten Services.  The purpose of the RFP is to provide comprehensive School Readiness and Voluntary Prekindergarten services in Osceola County designed to enhance the cognitive, social, and physical development of children and to prepare them to enter kindergarten school ready.

A letter of intent to submit an application is due Friday, March 2, 2018 by 5:00pm, EST.

An Applicant’s conference will be held on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 2:00pm, EST at the Tompkins Conference Room, 1627 E. Vine Street, Kissimmee, FL 34744.

RFP specifications may be downloaded from the Coalition’s website at  Potential applicants may also submit a written request for an electronic PDF version of the RFP to  The Letter of Intent and sealed proposal should be submitted via mail service or hand delivery ONLY to:

ATTN: Procurement Committee
Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County
1631 E. Vine Street Suite E
Kissimmee, FL 34744


Click here to view and download RFP


Celebrate Literacy Week 2018

Celebrate Literacy Week 2018

Join us in supporting early literacy Jan 22.-26, 2018

The Just Read, Florida! Office and the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), in partnership with other FDOE offices, the Office of Early Learning, school districts, early learning coalitions and numerous other state agencies, are pleased to announce the tenth annual statewide Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!

The event will take place the week of Jan. 22-26, 2018. Please join us in celebrating literacy by encouraging providers to participate in our simultaneous reading activity on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 9 a.m. (EST). Providers can support this effort to promote literacy in their homes, centers and schools by reading Over in the Ocean in a Coral Reef by Marianne Berkes for infants and toddlers, and Big Al by Andrew Clements for 3- to 5-year-olds.

Save the date for the 2018 Children’s Week 

Annual celebration will feature Hanging of the Hands, Children’s Day at the Capitol and more events

Florida’s Children’s Week is a special annual celebration filled with fun activities for children, the colorful “Hanging of Hands,” resources for parents, providers and advocates, and the dedication of thousands of child advocates across Florida, captures the true spirit and commitment Florida has made to our children and youth.

The 2018 Hanging of the Hands event will take place Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee. From now until Jan. 18, 2018, child care providers are invited to share their hand artwork photos via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #GiveUsAHand. All who participate will be entered to win one of many prizes!

FCRR: Early Development & Risk Study- A Ready Research Study

Do you wonder about all the people and experiences that will help your toddler be ready to learn to read at age 5? Join with other parents and a group of researchers at the Florida Center for Reading Research at Florida State University to answer these questions now! Be a part of a new study designed to uncover the secrets of children’s early language and literacy success by following their development across multiple years.  This study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, will investigate child, family, school and community influences on school readiness and early literacy for families from diverse backgrounds. Findings also will help with earlier identification of children with developmental challenges. To support this work: if you have a child ages 18-25 months old, fill out a brief survey and earn $10. Go to this link to participate:

Education Research Flyer



Past ELC Meetings for 2017-2018

12/4 AD HOC Committee Meeting
Date: December 4, 2017: Time: 10:00 AM
1627 E Vine Street, Kissimmee
12/7 Conference Planning Committee Meeting 
Date: December 7, 2017: Time: 1:00 PM
1627 E Vine Street, Kissimmee:  MEETING CANCELLED
12/11 Program Task Force
Date: December 11, 2017: Time: 9:00 AM
1627 E Vine Street, Kissimmee
12/13 Committee Chair Meeting
Date: December 13, 2017: Time: 2pm
1627 E Vine Street, Kissimmee
12/14 Board Meeting
Date: December 14,2017:  Time: 2pm
1425 E Vine Street, Kissimmee
12/14 OPCA Meeting
Date: December 14, 2017:  Time: 12:00 pm
1392 E Vine Street, Kissimmee
1/8 Strategic Planning Task Force
Date: January 8, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
1631 E Vine Street, Kissimmee
1/9 Marketing & Outreach Committee Meeting
Date: January 9, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm
1631 E Vine Street, Kissimmee 
1/11 Program Committee Meeting
Date: January 11,2018
Time: 1:00pm
1631 E Vine Street, Kissimmee 
1/11 Conference Planning Committee Meeting
Date: January 11, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm
1631 E Vine Street, Kissimmee 
1/17 Finance Committee Meeting
Date: January 22, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm    
1631 E Vine Street, Kissimmee
1/18 Board Meeting
Date: January 18, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
1392 E Vine Street, Kissimmee 

ELC Meeting Announcements 12-6-17


The Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County announces the following: 

12/11 Program Task Force Meeting

Date: December 11, 2017

Time: 9am

1627 E Vine Street, Kissimmee 

12/13 Committee Chair Meeting

Date: December 13, 2017

Time: 2pm

1627 E Vine Street, Kissimmee 

12/14 Board Meeting

Date: December 14,2017

Time: 2pm

Kissimmee Chamber of Commerce

1425 E Vine Street, Kissimmee 

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the ELC of Osceola County

with respect to any matter considered at such meetings or hearings, he or she

will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she

may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which

record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.