ELC of Osceola County: Early Education Specialist position is now available.

*Early Education Specialist: Interested parties should submit their resumes to Susanna Wong at swong@elcosceola.org  on or before February 22, 2019, with subject header “Early Education Specialist Position.”  Bilingual candidates are strongly urged to apply. For more information about the position, please click the link below:

Education Specialist Job Description 1-30-19

Orlando Magic Youth Foundation (OMYF) Grants

On Friday, January 18th the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation distributed $1.2 million in grants to 16 non-profit organizations in the Central Florida area.  We are very grateful for our partnership with the Orlando Science Center and the opportunity to be part of these grant awards.  This grant will help support our “Ignite Discovery: STEAM” initiative which increases the quality and quantity of STEAM educators in Osceola County.

All the OMYF Grant Award Winners
From left to right: Carmen Garcia & Susanna Wong, ELC of Osceola County; Heather Norton & Catherine Duffy, Orlando Science Center

“Bags for Change” with Lucky’s Market in Hunters Creek

The Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County was selected to be one of the first Hunter’s Creek Bags for Change Partners with Lucky’s Market.  This is fund raising event that will go to support the School Readiness Program here in Osceola County.  From October 10, 2018 until February 3, 2019 Lucky’s Market will give out wooden dime for every reusable bag a customer brings into the store.  The customer can then drop their coin in the bin of the non-profit organization they wish to support.  Each non-profit will receive double the donation at the end of the quarter.

Lucky’s Market “Bags for Change”

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Mommy and Me! – A weekly literacy Adventure

Looking for something fun and adventurous to do with your 3 or 4 year old?  Well look no further.  The Early Learning Coalition, School District of Osceola County and Footsteps2brilliance have teamed up to offer a “Mommy and Me” adventure.  Click the links below to find out more information on how to register and where.

Best of all…it’s FREE.

Mommy and Me flyer – English
Mommy and Me flyer – Spanish

SR Program Assessment Registration Video

With HB 1091 now approved, providers wishing to be a School Readiness provider in the year 2019-2020, will need to have a program assessment completed during the 2018-19 program year.  This will determine the provider’s eligibility to contract and minimum quality threshold as required by HB1091.  Please click the link below to view a video on the registration process on the Early Learning Florida PFP website.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9hnaeyvzpjs23pc/SR%20PA%20Provider%20Registration%20Process.mp4?dl=0

Recorded Provider Webinar – English

Recorded Provider Webinar – Spanish

ELC seeking Early Education Specialist—Position Still Available as of 7-26-18

The Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County is currently seeking an Early Education Specialist.  Interested parties should submit their resumes to Dana Crupi at dcrupi@elcosceola.org on or before 12:00pm (noon) EST, August 10, 2018. Bilingual candidates are strongly urged to apply. For more information about the position, please click the link below:

Early Education Specialist Job Description 6-14_1

 

ELC of Osceola County is the recipient of the 2018 Book Buddies Grant

The Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County was selected to receive a grant of 7,423 new children’s books to help the families we serve create word-filled homes and promote reading and learning.  The donation was from The Molina Foundation as part of its 2018 Book Buddies program.  The program’s goal is to provide resources to help children, parents, and caregivers create word-filled home through reading and learning together.  The Molina Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Southern California, is dedicated to the mission of reducing disparities in access to education and health.