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Implementing the Florida Standards in the Preschool Classrooms: 3 Years Old to Kindergarten
Implementing the Florida Standards in Early Learning Classrooms: Birth to Kindergarten
Implementing the Florida Standards in the Infant and Toddler Classrooms: Birth through 2 Years Old


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News and Announcements

Revised Statement of Estimated Regulatory Costs (SERC)

The Department has prepared a revised statement of estimated regulatory costs (SERC) for Rules 65C-22.001 and .008-.010, F.A.C. A copy of the revised SERC can be obtained by contacting Jodi Abramowitz at

-Posted 4/10/2019-

2019 Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!

The 11th annual statewide Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! (CLW) will take place the week of January 28 – February 1, 2019. This year’s theme is "Spreading Literacy, One View at a Time.” We encourage all providers to help spread the love of reading and the importance of literacy by participating.

-Posted 1/31/2019-

Child Care Provider Services Day

The Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida and the Department are hosting a Child Care Provider Services Day in Bay county. The two-day event will provide an opportunity for child care providers impacted by Hurricane Michael to:

  • Obtain necessary information/forms to recreate files for licensure compliance;
  • Fingerprint new child care personnel via a mobile LiveScan vendor (don’t forget to bring your OCA#);
  • Meet and talk with ELC staff about reimbursements, Contracts, and Needs Assessment;
  • Obtain information from state and federal resources available to assist in recovery; and
  • Learn about the USDA Food Program.

Please register today by using the link below to take advantage of this opportunity. View Flier.

Date: February 8th and 9th
Location: *NEW LOCATION* Florida State University Panama City - Holley Lecture Hall C 4750 Collegiate Drive, Panama City, FL 32405-1099.  To register, please visit:

-Posted 1/31/2019-

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