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ATTENTION SCHOOL READINESS PROVIDERS:
The Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County (ELC) will be holding mandatory contract renewal meetings this year to review the State of Florida Statewide Provider Contract and its requirements. ELC Department Staff will be available to answer any questions during the meetings.
Wednesday May 6th, 2015: 11:30am- 2:00pm OR 6:30pm- 9:00pm
Saturday May 9th, 2015: 9:00am to 11:30am
All providers must register to attend and it is strongly recommended that owners and directors attend. Space is limited so register today at register today!
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. WHEN REGISTERING PLEASE INCLUDE NAME(S) OF STAFF ATTENDING, CENTER NAME, CONTACT NUMBER, DATE AND TIME ATTENDING.
For general questions, please contact the Provider Relations Department at (941) 757-2900 ext. 270.
The Early Learning Coalition currently has two Request for Proposal opportunities! Please click on “About Us” at the top of the home page. Under the detail section on the left-hand side of the About Us page click on Request for Proposal for more information.
The Manatee Community Action Agency in Bradenton is now offering the state required Introduction to Child Care Courses Part 1 & 2 in Spanish! Learn More...
Manatee Community Foundation Awards $4,000 Grant to the ELC for Early Literacy Program in Manatee County!
The Early Learning Coalition (ELC) of Manatee County, Inc. has been awarded a $4,000 grant from the Manatee Community Foundation, specifically the Myers Family Charitable Fund, the Wells Fargo Fund, and the Manatee Community Foundation Unrestricted Endowment. The grant is for implementing the nationally renowned "Raising a Reader" program, whose network offers an evidence-based early literacy and parent engagement program that has demonstrated improvement in the reading readiness skills of children from birth to age five. Read more...
Manatee County celebrates Every Child A Reader Week 2015!
The Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County, Inc. (ELC) is delighted to announce Every Child a Reader week April 13th-April 17th, 2015. Every Child a Reader is the result of a partnership between the Bradenton Kiwanis Club, Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Foundation and the ELC to promote early literacy. Read more...
NEXTGEN Family Magazine Issue 6
The April/May 2015 issue is now available. Visit www.nextgenmagazine.org today to read the current issue online!
ATTENTION VPK PROVIDERS
OEL has released NEW information regarding the Teaching Strategies Gold Pre and Post Assessments for VPK. Download the VPK Pre/Post Assessments for 2015-16 Flyer for more insight. Look for more information to be available as spring and summer progress. For questions, contact VPKquestions@oel.myflorida.com or call 1-866-447-1159.
The Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County is pleased to release our 2013-14 Annual Report.
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New for Parents!
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