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.

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Registration Information

Please read the info below for instructions.
You may register for 2015-2016 online by clicking the link below:

Click Here to register for the 2015-2016 VPK program.

Its not too late to register for 2014-2015VPK!

Click Here to register for the 2014-2015 VPK program.

Summer Registration will begin May 1, 2015!

VPK Program Overview

VPK is Florida's free pre-k program for children turning
4-years-old on or before September 1 and residing in Florida.

Children are prepared to successfully start kindergarten through activities that build foundational knowledge for reading, writing, and mathematics.

Click here for full program details from the Office of Early Learning.

VPK Registration Information

2015-2016 Registration

For children living in Florida born between

Online VPK registration will open for the 2015-2016 school year starting February 2, 2015.

How to Enroll:

  1. Families will need to have, or set up, a working email address. (Yahoo and Gmail offer free accounts!)
  2. A link to start the registration process will be available on this page.
    Click Here to register for the 2015-2016 VPK program.
  3. As part of the application process, families will need to separately scan and submit supporting age and residency documents in PDF format.
  4. A list of eligible VPK Providers is available to view or download here.
  5. Once the application and supporting documents have been reviewed by ELC staff, families will be emailed their Certificate of Eligibility within five (5) business days. They must then print the certificate and take it to the provider of their choosing, or they may email it directly to the provider.

Don't have access to a computer or scanner to enroll your child online? No problem!

Starting February 2, families may visit our offices during walk in hours (7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.) to use our computers and scanners to enroll in VPK.


What Parents Will Need:

    • Access to the internet and a scanner
    • Your child’s Social Security number
    • One proof of current residency: driver’s license, utility bill, or paystub
    • One proof of age: birth certificate, passport, or military ID

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