Lutheran Services of Florida Child care Partnership for Family Child Care Homes Bid
Lutheran Services of Florida (LSF) is looking for Family Child Care Homes to partner with the Early Head Start program in Duval.
Click here for more information. For more information contact Tonjia Baker at LSF at

Family Leadership Network
Join ELC's Family Leadership Network! If you're interested in sharing your ideas, learning about early learning services, and networking with other families, make sure you attend the next meeting. Click here to RSVP.

Born Learning Parent Workshops
Our Born Learning Parent Workshops gives families a fun and easy way to increase their knowledge, improve their parenting practices and get their children ready for school. Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity! Check out this list of upcoming trainings. If your child care provider is interested in offering these workshops, click here.

VPK Assessment Strategies
You  asked, We answered! Click here for information on developing teaching strategies using your VPK assessment data, VPK teacher resources and answers to your VPK assessment questions.

2015 Legislative Priorities
Click here to view ELC of Duval's legislative priorities.

SR Curriculum
Click here for the final 2014-15 Approved School Readiness Curricula List. For more information regarding curriculum, please contact the Office of Early Learning or view answers to frequently asked questions.

Documentation of Attendance Policy
The Documentation of Attendance Policy has been developed based on Florida Rules and our SR and VPK Provider Contracts. View the policy and rules on our Legislation & New Rules web page.

Updates regarding HB 7165 Legislation
Find the latest early learning legislation here.

Community Events for Families
See what job, health, and resource fairs are scheduled around town.

Provider Bulletin Board
All Provider Pages have access to the Provider Bulletin Board.

School Readiness
Child Care Assistance

Families interested in applying for School Readiness child care assistance must apply through the Single Point of Entry.

For assistance with applying, please contact CCR&R.

School Readiness child care assistance is funded by the Early Learning Coalition of Duval. ELC of Duval contracts with the Jacksonville Children's Commission to provide services for eligible families through September 14.

How Do I Get Help Paying For Child Care?

School Readiness child care assistance is available to families who are at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level and are employed at least 20 hours per week OR a student taking at least 12 credit hours.

Families need to apply through the Single Point of Entry (SPE) by clicking here. If you need help applying or have questions you can contact our Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) network at 904-208-2044 x 7 or by email at

Once you apply, your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted by a CCR&R staff person. If you are potentially eligible, you will be placed on the Wait List until enrollment takes place, depending on availability of funding. To check your status on the wait list, update your address or information or if you have any other questions; please contact CCR&R at 904-208-2044 x7 or