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Interested in early learning? Apply to chair an early learning coalition or represent a private sector business.

6/2/2017

State Seeks Applicants for Early Learning Coalition Chair and Private Sector Business Positions

Individuals interested in early learning can have an impact in their communities and play a role in what happens in Florida. The Office of Early Learning is asking individuals who are interested in early education to apply for key vacancies at early learning coalitions around the state.

While the office oversees statewide operations and funding for Florida's early learning programs, 30 regional early learning coalitions are responsible for delivering services at the local level. Each coalition has 15 to 30 members who govern those efforts.

Governor Rick Scott appoints the chair and two additional members who represent private sector businesses to each coalition. Currently there are a number of vacancies statewide.

Early learning coalition members include community leaders and representatives from private and public sector businesses who bring business and community-focused perspectives to early learning. As nonprofit organizations, coalitions also leverage local private and public partnerships to meet children’s needs.

There is more information about early learning coalitions and member responsibilities at http://bit.ly/2rtbSOc.Interested applicants should go to Governor Rick Scott’s website to apply.

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Part of the Florida Department of Education, the Office of Early Learning administers Florida’s voluntary prekindergarten education, school readiness, and child care resource and referral programs through 30 local early learning coalitions to ensure Florida’s children are emotionally, physically, socially and intellectually prepared to enter school and ready to learn. More than 340,000 children from birth to school age are enrolled in VPK and school readiness programs in Florida. To learn more, visit www.FloridaEarlyLearning.com or call 850-717-8604.

 

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