Providers

Programs & Services for Providers

Child Care Resource and Referral

The Early Learning Coalition maintains a database of all Manatee County childcare providers. Families who contact us for provider information are given child care referrals that are customized to the criteria they submit. Results are generated based on family need and provider match criteria submitted...

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School Readiness

Any legally operating child care provider or approved informal provider in Florida may be eligible to offer the Florida School Readiness program. If you are interested in contracting with the Early Learning Coalition, plese contact our Provider Relations Department at (941) 757-2900 ext. 270. All...

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Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)

If your program meets the following, you may be eligible to offer Voluntary Prekindergarten: Each private provider must be a licensed child care facility, a licensed family day care home (registered homes are not eligible), a licensed large family child care home, or a nonpublic school or faith-based...

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Child Health and Development

The Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County works with child care providers to help with early detection of physical or learning challenges in a child's life. If any concerns are found, we aim to promote understanding between parents and providers of the condition and propose a course of action to...

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Inclusion Services

Inclusion Services The Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County makes available services to providers to enhance staff’s knowledge and competence in serving children with disabilities or behavioral challenges. In addition, regularly scheduled provider trainings are offered pertaining to inclusion...

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Quality Initiatives and Education

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Contract Compliance

State of Florida Statewide School Readiness and Voluntary Prekindergarten Provider Contracts The Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County is responsible for monitoring both the Statewide School Readiness and the Voluntary Prekindergarten Provider Contract to ensure the programs are in compliance as...

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Professional Associations

Manatee Association for the Education of Young Children (MAEYC) President Peggy Sammons plsgatorgirl@yahoo.com Home Child Care Providers Association of Manatee County (HCCPAMC) President Victoria Morgan mslilvick@aol.com

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Professional Development

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Forms

Provider Forms  IMPORTANT - School Readiness Program Providers The State Board of Education has approved Rule 6M-4.620,  Health and Safety Checklists and Inspections. This rule  requires at least one Health and Safety inspection annually  for all child care providers that contract...

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Links

Useful Links for Providers National Resources Child Care Aware National Association for the Education for Young Children (NAEYC) Senate House of Representatives Legislation Tracking Statewide Resources Florida Early Learning and Development Standards Birth to Five – Birth to...

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