ELC offers an insight into: Trauma Informed Care

Trauma-Informed Care is a hot-button topic in Early Childhood Education, but not addressing the needs of a child who experiences trauma has long-lasting effects. “Paper Tigers” chronicles a year in the life of Lincoln High School in the community of Walla Walla, Washington. The kids who come to Lincoln have a history of truancy, behavioral problems and substance abuse. After Lincoln’s principal is exposed to research about the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), he decides to radically change the school’s approach to discipline. With the aid of diary camera footage, the film follows six students. From getting into fights, grappling with traumatic events in their lives, and on the cusp of dropping out, they find healing, support and academic promise at Lincoln High.

Join us for a FREE screening of “Paper Tigers” on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Valencia College – Osceola Campus Auditorium.

Participants will receive 2.0 in-service hours for attending.

Space is limited so you must register to secure a spot, and present your ticket at the door:





2018 Disney Grant Community Investment

As part of Disney’s annual investment in the Central Florida community, we are proud to announce that the Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County has been awarded $25,000 in support of our mission to facilitate access to high quality early education and child care through an integrated system of services including linkages to health care and parenting supports. This investment from Disney marks the 11th year that our effort to ensure that all children will enter school healthy and prepared to succeed has benefited from Disney’s show of support. 

Ready Set Grow Early Educators Conference Handouts

Here are the handouts and lessons plans for the RSG Early Educators Conference:

Osceola Library System Handouts:

DIY EDIBLE PLAYDOUGH LessonPlan for ELC conference
POMPOM DROP LessonPlan for ELC Conference
SHAVING CREAM ART LessonPlan for ELC conference
Lesson Plans-1

Orlando Science Center Handouts:

Ready Set Grow Conference for Osceola 3.2018 (2)
Identifying Engineering Skills
Identifying Early Math Skills
Designing an EDC for Your Classroom
Car Crash Challenge Worksheet
Car Crash Challenge Curriculum



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 www.elcosceola.org.  Potential applicants may also submit a written request for an electronic PDF version of the RFP to crogers@elcosceola.org.  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