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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ELC – Additional Upcoming Meetings as of 11/30/17

Additional Meetings

12/4 AD HOC Committee Meeting;   Date: December 4, 2017: Time: 10:00 AM

1627 E Vine Street, Kissimmee

12/7 Conference Planning Committee Meeting;  Date: December 7, 2017

Time: 1:00 PM; 1627 E Vine Street, Kissimmee

12/11 Program Task Force;  Date: December 11, 2017;  Time: 9:00 AM

1627 E Vine Street, Kissimmee

12/14 OPCA Meeting;  Date: December 14, 2017; Time: 12:00 pm

1392 E Vine Street, Kissimmee

November 28 is “Giving Tuesday”

JUST A LITTLE REMINDER!!!!

November 28, 2017 

The Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County

will be participating in Giving Tuesday on November 28th

Giving Tuesday is a powerful day of giving, raising funds

and generating awareness after Black Friday and Cyber Monday  

This is a wonderful opportunity to help in our efforts to give

Osceola County’s young children the early learning foundation they deserve 

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You can make your donation by visiting us at:

http://elcosceola.org/345-2 

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Career Source in Osceola Host Hospitality Job Fair

Career Source is hosting a Job Fair in our Osceola office this Saturday. They have 40 employers scheduled to attend and they are committed to hiring many people, especially those affected by Hurricane Irma and Maria.

Click here for English flyer

Click here for Spanish flyer

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.  

Osceola Career Services Center

1392 East Vine Street, Kissimmee, FL 34744