House Bill 1091

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vertical_bar Town Hall Meeting:

On September 10, 2019, the Early Learning Coalition of Duval held its third Town Hall meeting to provide information on issues such as Health & Safety, School Readiness Rate, and other Legislative issues.
CLICK HERE to view the answers to some of the "Open Discussion Questions" at the Town Hall meeting.
CLICK HERE to view the PowerPoint presentation from that night.

On April 2, 2019, the Early Learning Coalition of Duval held its second Town Hall Meeting to provide information on several issues, including House Bill 1091, Guiding Stars of Duval, VPK Readiness Rate and Calculating the School Readiness Payment Rate. 

CLICK HERE to view the PowerPoint presentation from that evening.


vertical_bar About House Bill 1091:

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.


vertical_bar Town Hall Meeting:

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

vertical_bar Do you need more information on the CLASS assessment tool?

  • Please CLICK HERE to check out Teachstone’s website.
  • You should have also received an email from with instructions for accessing the Learning Resources being offered. If you have misplaced that email, you can visit and enter the email that we have on file. Just click "Forgot Your Password," and you will receive a reset email immediately.
  • You can also contact Lashonda Hicks, Director of Program Quality and Assessment, for additional information and any questions you may have.
  • You can find additional information, as well, at the websites listed below:


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