Contact Us - Early Learning Coalition of Duval
Location, Hours of Operation, Directions

Contact Us


Call the ELC of Duval at 904-208-2044 or email [email protected].

Hours of Operation

Please see hours of operation for each office below.

Locations


Southside Office
6500 Bowden Road
Suite 290
Jacksonville, FL 32216

Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Closed to the public on Fridays

Northside Office
2255 Dunn Avenue, Bldg. 100
Suite 102
Jacksonville, FL 32218

Hours of Operations: Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed to the public on Fridays

Every student can learn, just not on the same day or in the same way.

~ George Evans

Every student can learn, just not on the same day or in the same way.

~ George Evans

ELC Leadership Staff


StaffContact Information
Angel Carro
President and CEO
[email protected]
Cheryl Benveniste
Chief Administrative Officer
[email protected]
Johnna Daniels
Grants and Project Officer
[email protected]
Lashonda Hicks
Chief Program Officer
[email protected]
Lisa Zenoz
Chief Operations Officer
[email protected]
Tinesha Byrd
Executive Assistant
[email protected]
Jennifer Agnew
Director of Professional Development
[email protected]
Khalida Bendolph
Director of Program Quality and Assessments
[email protected]
Gwen Carmichael
Director of Compliance
[email protected]
Danielle DeCastro
Director of Developmental Health & Inclusion
[email protected]
Katy Droubie
Director of Program Quality and Support
[email protected]
Rosa Fucci
Director of Child Care Resource & Referral
[email protected]
Charlene Gross
Director of Family Engagement
[email protected]
Sheila Mackey
Director of Provider Services
[email protected]
Cathie Odom
Director of Finance
[email protected]
Bobby Steely
Director of IT Services
[email protected]
Ann Thompson
Director of Communications
[email protected]
Lisa Tyner
Director of Eligibility
[email protected]
Kathleen Wentworth
Director of Human Resources
[email protected]


ELC of Duval Careers


Careers with Child Care
Providers


StaffContact Information
Denise Marzullo,
President/CEO
[email protected]
Tinesha Byrd,
Executive Assistant
[email protected]
Cheryl Benveniste,
Chief Administrative Officer
[email protected]
Angel Carro,
Chief Operating Officer
[email protected]
Johnna Daniels,
Chief Program Officer
[email protected]
Ann Thompson,
Director of Communications
[email protected]
Kendra King,
Director of Human Resources
[email protected]
Cathy Parker,
Director of Provider Services
[email protected]
Lisa Tyner,
Director of Eligibility
[email protected]
Rosa Fucci,
Director of Child Care Resource & Referral
[email protected]
Gwen Carmichael,
Director of Compliance
[email protected]
Jim Ungaro,
Director of Finance
[email protected]
Jennifer Agnew,
Director of Professional Development
[email protected]
Lashonda Hicks,
Director of Program Quality/Assessment
[email protected]
Danielle Decastro,
Director of Developmental Health/Inclusion
[email protected]
Charlene Gross,
Director of Family Engagement
[email protected]

Request for Proposals

The ELC of Duval does not have any RFPs available at this time.


Become a Coalition Vendor

The individual or business who wishes to provide services to the ELC of Duval should contact [email protected]. Any vendor accepting a purchase order from the ELC of Duval agrees to the Terms and Conditions and Assurances.


Florida Department of Education Travel Manual

For a copy of the Florida Department of Education Travel Manual, click here.

The ELC of Duval is an approved Live Scan vendor for DCF screenings. Live Scan is available by appointment only and only to providers who are contracted with the ELC of Duval for SR or VPK services. Please contact Tinesha Byrd at 904-208-2044, ext. 208 or [email protected].

Requirements

  • $65 – cash or money order
  • Driver’s License or picture ID
  • OCA # with name and address of center

The ELC of Duval is a one-stop resource for information about early learning in Jacksonville and Duval County. If you are interested in having an ELC of Duval representative speak or distribute early learning information at your event please call Ann Thompson at 904-208-2044, ext. 236 or email [email protected].

Become an Early Learning Advocate and Partner

Early learning begins at birth. Ninety percent of brain growth occurs before the age of five. The gap between children with broad exposure to educational experiences at an early age and children who do not have those opportunities appears as early as 18 months. Individuals or organizations interested in becoming an early learning advocate or partner are encouraged to contact Tinesha Byrd at 904-208-2044, ext. 208 or email [email protected].

Read From Birth

Young children whose families read them five books a day enter kindergarten, having heard about 1.4 million more words than children who have not experienced daily reading. Individuals or organizations interested in donating new children’s books are encouraged to contact Charlene Gross at 904-208-2044, ext. 240 or email [email protected].

Children’s Clothing Closet

The ELC of Duval is proud to partner with PNC Bank and the Diaper Bank of Northeast Florida to provide new clothing and diapers for families with children birth to five. To donate to the Clothing Closet, please contact Cheryl Benveniste at 904-208-2044, ext. 269 or email [email protected].

To report the misuse of funds, please contact the ELC of Duval’s fraud hotline at 904-208-2040, ext. 287. The compliance team will review your complaint and investigate it or refer it to the appropriate agency.

Request a Speaker/Outreach


The ELC of Duval is a one-stop resource for information about early learning in Jacksonville and Duval County. If you are interested in having an ELC of Duval representative speak or distribute early learning information at your event, please call Ann Thompson at 904-208-2044, ext. 236 or email [email protected].

Complaints about providers may be submitted through DCF.

To report known or suspected child abuse call 1-800-962-2873 or click here to go to the DCF Abuse Hotline site.

The President and CEO will ensure compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Section 1107 and Section 1513 of the Title 18 USC that makes it illegal for the Coalition to punish whistleblowers or retaliate against any Coalition employee who reports suspected cases of fraud or abuse. Coalition employees shall follow the linked policy to report all suspicions of fraud or abuse. Coalition employees shall follow the linked policy (above) to report all suspicions of fraud or abuse. Sarbanes-Oxley Act (2002) Whistleblower Act:

It is illegal for any Coalition’s board member or managing staff to punish whistleblowers or retaliate again any Coalition’s employees who report suspected cases of fraud or abuse (SOX, Section 1107, Section 1513 of Title 18, USC.)

It is a crime for any Coalition’s board member or managing staff or any staff to direct any Coalition’s employee to alter, cover up, falsify, or destroy any document that may be relevant to an official investigation (SOX, Section 1102, section 1512 of Title 18, USC).

This link leads to the machine-readable file that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers.  The machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.

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