Resources for Teaching Children Social-Emotional Skills

Teaching children how to regulate their emotions is integral to their development. Check out these resources for ways to teach those skills during your everyday interactions.   Holidays: Strategies for Success Teaching Your Child to Identify and Express Emotions Helping Children Understand Emotions When Wearing Masks Teaching Emotions: Activity Ideas to Share With Families Ensenando emociones: ideas de actividades para compartir con las familias Using Positive Words: Examples for Telling Children What to Do Instead … Read more

CDC’s Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Operating Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs

CDC’s Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Operating Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its COVID-19 Guidance for Operating Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs. It emphasizes the importance of universal masking for everyone ages 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status. The updates also provide more information on screening testing and guidance for fully vaccinated staff. Review strategies for early care and education (ECE) programs … Read more

How to Make Your Program a Place Where Great People Want to Work

Research shows that the quality of relationships, quality of leadership and good order and discipline within early learning /child care programs directly affects whether or not teachers and staff stay. If these things are improved, retention rates of teachers have been found to improve as well. Learn more about how to make your program a place where great people want to work.

“Handle with Care” Resource for Teachers

Inspired by a recent story on Good Morning America about two Missouri teachers who sent “Handle with Care” notes home with their students for parents, ELCFV Provider Services staff have put a version together that our own local Flagler and Volusia teachers are welcome to use. The note reads, “If your family is experiencing difficulties at home, I would like to provide additional support at school. If your child is coming to school after a … Read more

Provider Monthly Roster Notice

Florida Administrative Code requires contracted providers to submit a roster of the director, number of classrooms by care level, and teachers assigned to those classroom in the Quality Performance System (QPS) each month. Please see the full notice here.