#1stDayVPK campaign from the Office of Early Learning

LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE…..

This is the second year of the #1stDayVPK campaign from the Office of Early Learning, and we hope that you join in on the fun.  The OEL website has been updated with this year’s My First Day of VPK  information, flyers, links, and tips.

The information can be found here: http://www.floridaearlylearning.com/vpk/families/my-first-day-of-vpk.

We have included an English and Spanish flyer that you can use and give to your parents.

P.S.  Be sure you have permission from your parents to use their child’s pictures.

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:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paper-tigers-tickets-45027657937

 

 

 

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

 

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!

ELC Meeting Announcements 12-6-17

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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.

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