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  • NEW ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES (ACES) COURSE ON MARCH 26TH!

    Come out and join presenter Maria Long M.A. Ed. at Daytona State College to learn in more detail about the ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and their impact across our lifespan and how to apply strengthening Families Protective Factors to promote safer, healthier, happier and empowered families. There will be lots of interactive practice activities during the class!

    Where: Daytona State College, Daytona Beach Campus, Health Sciences Hall (Building 320 Room 541) 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.

    Time:9AM-4PM (with a 1 hour lunch)

    Cost: $99.00 ($10 off for Early Registration prior to March 19th)

    For more information on how to register for this class please call (386) 506-3522

  • WEBINAR: THE CULTURE EFFECT-DIRECTORS, TEACHERS, PARENTS FOR A PROGRAM OF EXCELLENCE ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3RD

    If offering the best services to children and families is your program’s goal, as the leader, you must consider the needs of all of the partners in the early childhood triad: Yourself, the teachers, and the parents. In this webinar, program culture expert, Chanie Wilschanski will lead you to explore your program with an new lens and strategize to move your program’s services to the next level. You will discover the elements of the trilogy of relationships, including:

    Self : How to find the key paradigm shifts in what you are struggling with today – to see exactly how you can solve it tomorrow

    Teachers: Creating a common language and framework so you can coach and mentor teachers to align with the culture and values in your school.

    Parents: Learn how to articulate the balance between empathy and authority when communicating with parents so you can create a pathway for mutual collaboration

    To register visit our Training calendar

  • 2019 FLAGLER/VOLUSIA COUNTY HEALTH SURVEY CLOSING ON FEBRUARY 28TH!

    Take the County Health Survey to state what is most important to YOU regarding YOUR health and the health of YOUR COMMUNITY. Your opinion will help to guide the decision makers to create a healthier place to live.

    Click HERE to take the survey in English or Spanish!

    SURVEY CLOSES ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH!

    If you have any questions regarding the survey email carrie@flaglercares.org for Flagler residents or marisol.bahena@flhealth.gov for Volusia county residents.

  • EARLY LEARNING FLORIDA (ELFL) SPRING TERM COURSES OPEN ENROLLMENT!

    Need to renew a child care credential? Looking for a great training?

    A limited quantity of seats in Early Learning Florida (ELFL) online courses are available FREE of charge!

    What does that mean?

    No travel needed, access courses anywhere you have access to internet and a laptop, desktop or tablet computer

    Complete course modules each week on your own schedule

    FREE to enroll

    FREE CEUs

    Orientation webinar for participants to help them learn how to navigate courses

    Full support from ELFL instructors to master course content and improve your educational practice

    Opportunity to experience ELFL courses that will be a part of program quality improvement in 2019 and beyond

    Direct Enrollment in Early Learning Florida courses will be from March 4 – March 29.

    Click here to see a flyer with step by step instructions for how existing users (i.e., practitioners who are taking a course) and new users can register for a course.

    Courses start on April 1st, 2019 and end June 2nd, 2019

    Any School Readiness provider can take a course at no cost; these courses are paid for by Florida’s Office of Early Learning. Participants who complete the course are eligible for a stipend upon mastery.

  • 2019 ELCFV EARLY EDUCATION CONFERENCE UPDATE

    Have you registered for the ELCFV Early Education Conference? Here’s what you need to know:

    When? Saturday, March 30, 2019 Check in begins at 7:30AM, Welcome at 8:15AM Conference ends at 3:30 PM

    Where? University High School 1000 W. Rhode Island Ave. Orange City, FL 32763

    What? Registration includes conference tote provided by Kaplan Early Learning, lunch from HoneyBaked Ham and presentations from experts in early learning including:

    • Rutha Corley, DCF Training Coordinator, presenting Reflective Practice

    • Dorothy Lefford, Easterseals, presenting Moving to Learn

    • Kim Vukelja, Imagination Station Montessori Using Flannel boards with Toddlers

    • Lakeshore product demos

    and MORE!

    Visit the conference webpage for the most up-to-date information.

    How Much? We’ve rolled back the Early Bird registration fee to $30.00! Beginning Monday, March 4, registration fee goes up to $40.00 so don’t wait!

    Might you or someone you know have interest in participating as a presenter or vendor? Registration for both is also now open!

    See you at the conference!

  • PLAN TO ATTEND “BRIDGING THE GAP” TO KINDERGARTEN TRAINING ON MARCH 6TH

    Volusia County Schools Principals and Kindergarten teachers are looking forward to hosting powerful Bridging the Gap trainings on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 3:15-4:15 p.m.

    Bridging the Gap training is an opportunity to meet Kindergarten Teachers, learn what your 4 year olds can expect in Kindergarten and ask questions about how you can best prepare them for success!

    The training will be offered at select elementary schools across Volusia county. Watch this space for further information!

    CLICK HERE to see a flyer with additional information including locations!

  • CAN'T MAKE IT TO THE ELCFV CONFERENCE ON MARCH 30TH OR LOOKING FOR ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY?

    FLAEYC (Florida Association for the Education of Young Children) will be hosting a conference!

    When? Saturday, April 27th, 2019 8:00AM-3:30PM

    Where? Schultz Center Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207

    This conference will be packed with presentations from Early Childhood professionals who recognize and RESPECT the importance of our work.

    Sessions will be available for Child Care Directors, Family Child Care Providers, Infant, Toddler and Preschool teachers as well as those who teach K- 3 children. Come join us and leave with new knowledge and a greater RESPECT for yourself and all the hard work all of us do for children, families and our communities every day.

    Featured speakers will include best selling author and international keynote speaker Holly Elissa Bruno as well as Author and Child Advocate David Lawrence Jr.

    Light breakfast and lunch will be included in registration!

    .6 IACET CEUS and 6 in-service training hours included!

    To download a printable flyer and registration form to share CLICK HERE

  • MAKING THE MOST OF CLASSROOM INTERACTIONS (MMCI) TRAINING!

    MMCI training (supporting the CLASS assessment that is now a part of the new School Readiness contracting requirements starting in 2019) now has limited available seating for Spring. Seats will be filled on a first registration, first serve basis. Each participant must have their own participant kit.

    CLICK HERE for class registration options and CLICK HERE to purchase participant kits. (Per Teachstone®, you may use the PFP price listed if you are a non-PFP program for this version 1 training). Teachers will need to attend all classes to receive a certificate of completion.

    Please contact Pam Mitchell at pmitchell@elcfv.org or 386.317.3366 with any questions.

  • PROVIDER 1099 FORM

    All providers doing business as a sole proprietorship, partnership, or single member LLC will be mailed a Form 1099 for the year 2018 on or before January 31, 2019. Form 1099s are not provided for providers doing business as a corporation. By law 2018 Form 1099s must be postmarked by January 31, 2019. If you do not receive your 2018 Form 1099 by February 15, 2019 you may request a replacement. All requests for replacements must be in writing as outlined below:

    a. Email: lgimbert@elcfv.org

    b. Fax: 386-323-2432

    c. Mail: Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia

    Attention: Laura Gimbert

    135 Executive Circle, STE 100

    Daytona Beach, FL 32114

    All requests must include:

    1. Statement that request is for 2018 replacement Form 1099

    2. Your name

    3. The business name

    4. Four digit Vendor ID number assigned by ELCFV

    5. How you would like to receive the replacement form 1099.

    Replacement forms can be:

    a. Faxed

    b. Mailed

    c. Obtained online electronically (for 2018 Form 1099s this option is valid only through September 30, 2019).

    6. Include your email address, fax number, or mailing address depending on how you would like the form delivered. If you choose to receive it electronically you will need to know the Taxpayer Identification Number that you provided to us on your form W-9.

    If any information is missing or incomplete your request may not be filled. Only complete requests for replacement 2018 Form 1099s received on or after February 15, 2019 will be honored. Please allow up to 5 business days for your request to be completed.

  • A HEALTHIER YOU!

    Make 2019 a year to become a healthier YOU!

    Making personal and professional health a priority in the New Year will have immeasurable benefits for this year and beyond. Take the first step by exploring the supports on SharedResourcesFlorida including plans for health, vision and dental care:

    Docs by Phone

    Vision Benefits

    Dental Insurance

  • PROTECTIVE SERVICE REFERRALS AND EXTENSIONS OF CARE

    All families with an eligibility of BG1 are eligible for a 90 day extension in care once their referral expires.

    Programs will be notified of extension ending dates via e-mail. The e-mail sent will include your program and the parent. The e-mail will be sent in advance so it will be necessary for you to monitor the review date so that a family is not attending your program once their services expire without prior arrangements in place. Currently you aren’t able to see review dates in the portal but hope that you will be able to in the future.

  • LOOKING TO GET YOUR CDA OR DIRECTOR CREDENTIALS?

    Looking to get your CDA OR Director credentials? Daytona State College Spring Courses begins on March 18th and have classes in the Daytona, Deland, and Deltona campuses that meet just one night a week.

    DSC offers courses to:

    Renew your Staff Credential or Director Credential in just 7 weeks, fully online.

    Improve your practice by attending 15 week live classes that take place in the evenings. Choose from one of the following:

    CHD 1820 Introduction to Early Childhood (Mondays 6:00 – 7:30)

    CHD 2335 Music and Movement with Young Children (Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:30)

    EEX 2080 Teaching the Exceptional Child (Thursday evenings 6:00 – 7:45)

    Earn your director’s credential in just 7 weeks fully online.

    Feel free to email Cathy at Catherine.Twyman@daytonastate.edu or call her on her cell at 386-852-2346 for more information. Please print this flyer to share with your staff.

  • SR ENROLLMENT LIST AND PENDING ACCEPTANCE STATUS

    When we enroll a child in your program, their name will appear on your SR enrollment list in the portal.

    If you have a notice that they are in “Pending Acceptance” status these children will not appear on your attendance sheet until the family electronically signs the enrollment.

    We are actively contacting families to get their enrollments signed. We provide them with a step by step process and can assist them in person as needed.

    This will affect your payment, please share with your families that they need to electronically sign if you see that a child’s name is in “Pending Acceptance” status.

  • ALL SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAMS TO BE ASSESSED BY JUNE 2019

    We know that high-quality early learning programs can change a child’s life. This is especially true for our children in the School Readiness (SR) Program. Research shows that positive teacher-child interactions improve child outcomes in kindergarten and beyond. It’s no wonder that early learning has caught the attention of our state leaders.

    During the 2018 legislative session, the Florida Legislature passed a bill (HB 1091) that increases quality and accountability in the SR Program. This legislation became effective July 1, 2018, and required the Office of Early Learning (OEL) to develop rules to implement the new requirements. Three of the new requirements SR providers can expect include:

    1. Participation in an annual program assessment with a minimum score requirement to contract for the SR Program

    2. Engagement in a quality improvement plan (if applicable)

    3. An opportunity to receive a payment differential based on program assessment scores and conducting a child assessment.

    Information about School Readiness Assessment and how it will affect your program is available! Click here to view a flyer from Florida’s Office of Early Learning and here to visit their related website page.

    Thanks for taking the time to learn more about this important subject!

  • ACT NOW! ASK NOW!

    Easterseals is now scheduling ACT Now! (Autism Community Training) and ASK Now! (Autism Strategy Know How) training events for childcare staff.

    During the ACT Now Training, educators will increase the knowledge about autism spectrum disorders and learn to identify early signs and red flags. The ASK Now training also features information about autism along with strategies to assist with communication delays, sensory processing, behavior challenges, self-help and social help skills.

    CEU's are offered for any educator taking this training!

    For more information on how to sign your program up for this awesome training call 386-944-7856.