Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators

A message from NCTSN (The National Child Traumatic Stress Network): As schools across the US start the new school year and welcome students back, whether online or in-person, many continue to adapt to the challenges and uncertainty created by COVID-19. Many students going back to in-person learning are adapting to the difficulties that come with entering a classroom for the first time in over a year, and many students continuing distance learning are adapting to … Read more

What Makes a Quality Preschool?

Wondering what a high-quality preschool looks like? Are your teachers: Warm and caring, taking the time to get to know each child and family well? Helping children learn how to play, work together, and make friends? Planning activities so that all children can join in? Including every child’s family, language, and culture in the program? Check out this article from NAEYC to see what areas teachers should focus on in their classroom to help children … Read more

Instructor Disaster Relief Payments

The following message was emailed to all providers Wednesday, 7/7. See more information on disaster relief payments. July 7, 2021   Dear Early Learning Provider Directors: Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Legislature authorized two qualified disaster relief payments to child care and early learning instructors affected by COVID in Specific Appropriation #80B of the 2021-22 General Appropriations Act (GAA) (Chapter 2021-036, Laws of Florida). These payments are provided to qualified instructors in recognition of … Read more

VPK Provider Documents

Direct Deposit Authorization EFS Mod Process for Temporary Closures – 11-12-2020 – For providers with both programs EFS Mod Process for Temporary Closures – 11-12-2020 – For VPK only providers Parental Choice Cert VPK Rates