Provider Resources for Reopening (Part 1)

As the state progresses through the next phases of reopening, the demand for childcare is likely to increase. As you welcome children back into your centers, there are some ways that you can assure families that you are employing every safeguard possible to keep their little ones well and minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

The ELC has worked with a diverse group of childcare providers from varying segments of early childcare to establish health and safety priorities for reopening centers and for maintaining health standards in ones that have remained open. We collected resources and put together a packet of editable documents that you can personalize for your center to solicit the trust of families and ensure the compliance of staff.  

The attached documents include CDC and DCF guidance for child care providers on general operations; including drop-off and pick-up, screening, and healthy hygiene routines. Also included are templates you can use to notify parents of internal policy changes due to COVID19 and a workplace safety agreement.

COVID-19 Visitor Sign

Kids Hand Washing (English)

Kids Hand Washing (Spanish)

Putting on PPE

Stay Home from Work

Temperature Check Sign

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

*Early Education Specialist: Interested parties should submit their resumes to Susanna Wong at  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