During the 2018 Legislative Session, the Florida Legislature passed House Bill 1091, which increases quality and accountability in the School Readiness Program. The Office of Early Learning is leading the implementation of this legislation in partnership with local early learning coalitions.
The program assessment tool to be used is the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS). The CLASS assessment is recognized internationally for capturing the elements within a classroom that improve child outcomes. This assessment primarily measures the quality of classroom interactions between teachers and children. Many child care programs have already experienced this through Florida's Early Learning Performance Funding Project (ELPFP) and other quality programs.
On June 26, the Early Learning Coalition of Duval held a Town Hall Meeting to provide information on the new legislation and answer providers' questions. If you were unable to attend the meeting or you still have questions about House Bill 1091, see the links and information below. By working together from the very beginning, we hope to implement the changes in a smooth, effective manner – as partners in early learning!
|HB 1091 PowerPoint||Frequently Asked Questions|
|Video of Town Hall Meeting||HB 1091 Summary|
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