Head Start/ Early Head Start Partners
Lutheran Services Florida, Inc. is currently seeking high quality child care partners for the Head Start and Early Head Start program. Child care providers must be licensed, participate in the USDA Food Program, and Guiding Stars of Duval. If you are interested in including Head Start in your child care program, click here for more information. All bids are due by April 30 at 5 pm.

FFCCA Quarterly Meeting and Training
Be sure to register for the Florida Family Child Care Association's Quarterly Meeting and Training! The session takes place in Ocala, FL from April 25-27. Registration forms are due on April 16.
Click here for more information.

Parent Leadership Network
Join ELC's Parent Leadership Network! If you're interested in sharing your ideas, learning about early learning services, and networking with other families, make sure you participate in a Parent Town Hall Meeting.
Click here for dates and locations.

School Readiness Curriculm Committee
The Office of Early Learning is seeking qualified committee members to serve as curriculm reviewers for the School Readiness Review Process.
To view the curriculm process, click here

Summer iPad Academies
Pre-k to 5th grade teachers/educator looking to use your iPad more effectively in the classroom may join the 2014 iGeneration: Summer iPad Academies. Click here for more information and to register.

2014 Legislative Priorities
Click here to view ELC of Duval's legislative priorities.

Affordable Care Act Information for Providers
The Office of Child Care held a webinar on the Affordable Care Act in December. Click here to see the slides from the webinar.

SR Curriculum
ELC's 13/14 approved SR curriculum list has been revised. Click here to view new list, or, if you are using a curriculum not listed, click here for the approval process.

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.

Child Car Seat Information
Looking for information about child car seat safety? Check out this blog with helpful advice and safety tips for the right type of car seat for your child at every age.

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