Coalition News and Highlights 

How can you use children's literature to teach social and emotional skills? Find out in April's VPK Snapshots.


Book nooks provide a guide for teaching social and emotional skills, technology in preschool and celebrating the Week of the Young Child in the April issue of VPK Snapshots.

Professional development opportunities for providers throughout Florida and more news in April's Early Learning Update.


Several early learning coalitions are offering professional development training or conferences to providers. Find out more in the April edition of Early Learning Update.

Dealing with your preschooler's temper tantrums can be tough. Find out the best ways to minimize their meltdown in the April Parents' Pages.


Read about ways to manage your child's meltdowns, safety tips and checklists for Safe Kids Day, social development timeline for 3- to 5-year-olds and more in the April Parents' Pages.

New technology increases talk between young children and caregivers. Find out how and read more early learning news in March's Early Learning Update.


A program that measures talk helps boost interaction with young children, an early learning coalition calls on parents to "Unplug and Connect" and more in coalition news.

You may have heard about the "terrible twos," but what should you expect from your 2-year-old? Find out in the March Parents' Pages.


Read about your toddler's social development timeline, St. Patrick's Day, Children's Week in Florida, National Nutrition and Read Aloud months, and more in the March Parents' Pages.

Find out what Developmentally Appropriate Practices are and how to use them with children in March's VPK Snapshots.


Effective teachers and caregivers implement Developmentally Appropriate Practices to help children learn, build relationships and achieve goals.

There is a lot of activity in early learning around Florida. Read about it in February's Early Learning Update.


Community partnerships bring benefits to children and families across the state. See how they work in the February edition of Early Learning Update.

Learn about the role executive function skills play in early childhood development in February's VPK Snapshots.


Executive function skills are fundamental to building a strong foundation for the early development of both cognitive and social competencies.

Use these tips to win your preschooler's cooperation. Make Valentine's Day meaningful. These stories and more in Parents' Pages.


One of the most common problems parents of preschoolers list is getting their preschooler to cooperate. February's Parents Pages has some tips.

Governor Scott's "Fighting for Florida's Futureā€ Budget Invests in Florida's Future Students


Governor Rick Scott released his "Fighting for Florida's Future" budget today, which includes an increase of approximately $36.1 million for early learning.