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Get Special Services For My Child


vertical_bar Inclusion Department

The Inclusion Department at the ELC of Duval provides Warm Line services to all Child Care Providers in Duval County. The Warm Line is a service providing assistance and consultation to early care and education providers regarding health, development, disability, and special needs issues of the children they are serving. 

vertical_bar What is Inclusion?

People with disabilities are afforded the same rights as everyone else, as covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990).

The Division for Early Childhood defines inclusion as: “A value that supports the rights of all children, regardless of their diverse abilities to participate actively in natural settings within their communities. A natural setting is one in which the child would spend time had he or she not had a disability. Such settings include, but are not limited to, home and family, play groups, childcare, pre-schools, Head Start programs, kindergartens and neighborhood schools."


vertical_bar What are the Benefits of Inclusive Child


vertical_bar Think Your Child Might Be Developmentally Delayed? 

Children develop differently, at different times, but if you think your child is developmentally delayed, you can CLICK HERE to conduct an "Online Child Screening" or the online Social/Emotional Screening.  

Contact Information:

Liliana Scalf-Ruiz-Rivera Help Me Grow Care Coordinator
904-208-2040 ext. 295

Kasha Brown

Inclusion Specialist

904-208-2040 ext. 268

Nicole Terry

Inclusion Intake Specialist
904-208-2040 ext. 252
Danielle DeCastro Director of Developmental Health & Inclusion 904-208-2040 ext. 253




Announcements & Events

  • Director Mentee Program

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  • DCF 45-Hour Training Reimbursement

      The ELC of Duval, in partnership with Florida State College at Jacksonville, is pleased to offer train... Read More
  • Florida's Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) using Star Early Literacy

      Training information for Florida's Assessment and Student Thinking (FAST) using Star Early Literac... Read More
  • Read Jax - 20 Minutes a Day!

    The ELC of Duval is a proud member of Read Jax, a community effort to improve third-grade reading outcomes. ... Read More
  • Calm Classroom Training

      The ELC of Duval is pleased to offer free Calm Classroom training to eligible child care and earl... Read More

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