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:

FAB LAB TECHNOLOGY for ELC conference
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

 

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!