Health & Safety Checklist Inspection Webinars for Providers Early Childhood

New ruling from the State Board of Education regarding Health & Safety Checklists & Inspections to be conducted by the Department of Children and Families.  This new rule affects any provider (public school, private, family childcare home) that wants to be a School Readiness Provider.  Please click here for information on upcoming webinars.

Provider FAQs memo

 

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

 

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, November 15, 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