Office of Early Learning releases 2014-2015 annual report.
For the Office of Early Learning, fiscal year 2014-2015 might be best characterized by the sort of studied, sustained, methodical hard work essential to producing results that ensure access to high-quality early education and care for Florida’s youngest generation and their families.
The office launched an important initiative designed to improve outcomes for children in school readiness programs—the Early Learning Performance Funding Pilot Project—a massive statewide effort that engaged OEL, coalitions and providers across Florida.
OEL shifted from using a third-party information technology contractor to reorganizing internal resources to transform an outdated legacy distributed information system into a modern integrated statewide system. The first product—the Family Portal—lets parents apply for VPK and/or school readiness services at one online location.
The 2014-2015 annual report provides an overview of these accomplishments and more by OEL, early learning coalitions and partner organizations across the state during the fiscal year.