News & Announcements

News & Announcements

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

In response to Hurricane Ian, all ELC of Duval offices will close to the public on Wednesday, 9/28, at 2 p.m. Offices will remain closed to the public on Thursday and Friday. Check back here for further updates.

For Provider Emergency Closure information, click here.

The ELC of Duval hosted a Provider Town Hall on September 21st at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Click here to access the recording of the meeting. Topics addressed included the Division of Early Learning (DEL) Provider Survey, ARPA and Workforce Development questions, SR attendance, and the VPK $15 an hour payments.

The Jacksonville Business Journal has recognized Denise Marzullo, President and CEO of the Early Learning Coalition of Duval, as the Ultimate CEO 2022! She was selected for her leadership and community involvement that have helped shape the First Coast! Click here for the JBJ article.

The Florida Association of the Education of Young Children’s (FLAEYC) Annual Conference is in Jacksonville from October 12 – 16, 2022! The ELC of Duval is pleased to offer registration reimbursement of up to $200 per person for the annual conference. The first 200 completed registration reimbursement requests received by ELC will receive reimbursement. ELC of Duval will accept requests from October 17 – November, 2022. Click here for more information or contact Charlene Gross at

The ELC of Duval, in partnership with Florida State College at Jacksonville, is pleased to offer training reimbursement to SR child care employers whose teachers successfully complete FSCJ’s accelerated DCF 45-hour training. The accelerated DCF 45-hour training will be held in-person at the FSJC Downtown Campus and includes courses, books, and exams. To download the flyer, click here.

The ELC of Duval is pleased to offer free Calm Classroom training to eligible child care and early learning providers. Calm Classroom is a type of meditation used in child care and school districts throughout the United States, including 117 Duval County Public Schools. Calm Classroom is simple to teach and implement and is beneficial to children, teachers, and support staff.

Click here for more information and to access the pre-registration form.

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 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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