News & Announcements - Early Learning Coalition of Duval
News & Announcements

News & Announcements


Stay up-to-date with the latest happenings from the Early Learning Coalition of Duval and other industry-related news.

Upcoming events: ARPA Expense Report and Application deadlines are approaching. Please see important deadlines below.


New Health & Safety Training Requirements as of May 21, 2024

Due to new federal regulations ALL School Readiness (SR) personnel must complete the Health and Nutrition in the School Readiness Program and Safety Practices in the School Readiness Program courses by June 30, 2024. For more information, please visit www.fldoe.org/schools/early-learning/.


Workforce Investment Grant – Round 2 as of May 20, 2024

The ELC of Duval is pleased to announce a second round of 2023-2024 Workforce Investment grants are available to reimburse additional workforce investments provided October 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024. This grant has the same rules as the previous one sent in February. Click here for more information and the application link.


Curriculum Grant Application – Round 2 as of April 30, 2024

The Division of Early Learning has provided the ELC of Duval with APRA funding to reimburse SR and/or VPK contracted providers for (1) state-approved curriculum (2) curriculum-related training materials, and (3) any curriculum professional learning opportunities (online or in-person). Click here for more information, and click here to download the application. All applications are due by May 31, 2024. Direct all questions to curriculum@elcduval.org.


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ARPA Discretionary Grants as of April 2, 2024

2023 – 2024 Family Events Mini-Grant. Contracted SR and/or VPK providers can apply for funding to host family events. Family events encourage parent networking and help build better parent/child, parent/provider, and parent/parent relationships. The events need to occur between October 1, 2023, and June 15, 2024. Reimbursement applications are due no later than 30 days after the event. Click here for the application (rev. 4/23/2024) and details. Submit all documents and questions to cgross@elcduval.org.

CLICK HERE for the 2023 – 24 Equipment, Supplies, Classroom Materials Grant Expense Report Guidelines. CLICK HERE for the Expense Report. This report should only be completed and submitted if you have received coalition approval of your 2023-24 Equipment, Supplies, and Classroom Materials Grant Application.

CLICK HERE for the 2023 – 24 Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Training and Professional Learning Expense Report Guidelines. CLICK HERE for the Expense Report. This report should only be completed and submitted if you have received coalition approval of your 2023-24 Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Training and Professional Learning Grant Application.

CLICK HERE for ARPA Expense Report and Application due dates.


The ELC of Duval is seeking to fill two (2) governor-appointed board positions at this time. For more information, please contact tbyrd@elcduval.org.


The ELC of Duval is a proud member of Read Jax, a community effort to improve third-grade reading outcomes. Reading does not begin when a child arrives at kindergarten. Pre-literacy skills start at a young age and include wanting to look at books, following narratives, recognizing print, learning vocabulary, and identifying letters and sounds. Parents are encouraged to foster a love of reading early on with their children to provide a solid foundation to build strong literacy skills. Below are activities and resources to assist families build excellent reading habits.

Florida Department of Education – Summer Reading Activities

Division of Early Learning – Ready to Read

Jacksonville Public Library – Reading Lists


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