Coalition News and Highlights 

Breaking News: Performance funding project extends application period by one week to July 30.


Window to apply for Performance Funding Project will stay open until midnight Sunday, July 30.

Coalitions join in STEM-related community initiatives and more Florida early learning news in the July Early Learning Update.


Read about several STEM-related initiatives coalitions are participating in, grants and awards to boost coalition resources and technology, and community initiatives to get children ready for school.

Denise Marzullo, the newly-elected CEO of the ELC of Duval.

Early Learning Coalition of Duval hires new CEO/president


The coalition's board of directors has voted to hire Denise Marzullo as CEO, effective Aug. 21, 2017.

School readiness providers have one more week to apply for early learning performance funding project.


Now starting its fourth year, the Early Learning Performance Funding Project continues to attract child care providers interested in improving outcomes for children in school readiness. The opportunity to apply ends at midnight July 23, 2017.

Office of Early Learning to be included in Vroom's new texting pilot.


Florida parents and caregivers can now sign up to receive Vroom brain building tips via weekly text messages.

Like most parents, you probably dread dining out with your preschooler. Read tips on making it a more enjoyable experience in the July Parents' Pages.


Just in time for the Fourth of July, tips on celebrating safely with young children. Dread dining out with your preschooler? The July issue has ways to help dining out be more enjoyable. Discover some new apps that help you track your child’s development and build their brains.

Find out how to stay kindergarten-ready all summer in the May VPK Snapshots.


The May issue of VPK Snapshots features ideas on avoiding the summer "brain-drain," information on using the BPIECE Tool for practitioners and updates on upcoming summer early childhood conferences,

Early Learning Coalition of Duval's longest-serving board member honored with award


Toni Crawford, who has served on the coalition's board for eight years, was honored upon her retirement on June 28 with an award named after her.

Introducing the ELC of Manatee County's Steam Machine.

Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County goes full STEAM ahead


The coalition has announced the arrival of its STEAM Machine, a customized vehicle that will travel around local child care centers to present information that focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and/or Mathematics.

Coalition chair openings, summer learning activities and more news in June's Early Learning Update.


Apply to chair an early learning coalition, read about activities to encourage summer learning and more early learning news and updates.