VPK Registration is Now Online

The Voluntary PreKindergarten program (VPK) is a legislatively mandated program designed to prepare Florida’s four-year-olds for kindergarten and build the foundation for their educational success. Participation is free for all four-year-olds born on or before September 1st of each year who are Florida residents. To register your child for the VPK program follow these simple […]

Children’s Week To Take Over the Capitol — Coming Soon!

Year after year, as you have heard about Children’s Week in the news and seen pictures around town, you may have asked yourself what it’s all about and who is it for? You….parents, grandparents, educators, caretakers, volunteers…Children’s Week is for you!  Children’s Week is the largest and most widely attended event at the Capitol annually, […]

A Surprisingly Good Idea From A Place You Wouldn’t Expect

              I just read the weekly e-newsletter from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations.   Included was a notice about a newly created book for children, Follow Your Dreams: In Florida You Can Be Anything You Want to Be!  The book is full of hand-drawn pictures elementary school children from around the state […]

Save The Date ~ Summer Camp Splash

For the last three years in a row, the Early Learning Coalition has organized an amazing community event for families in the month of March.  It’s called Summer Camp Splash, and we wanted to send you this “Save the Date” note… [quote]The Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend Region (ELC) is excited to announce that we […]

Children’s Week: One Voice for Children

What is Children’s Week?  Why should I take notice?  How can I participate? Who is it for? Year after year, as you have heard about Children’s Week in the news and seen pictures around town, you may have asked yourself these questions.  The time to be in the know is now, and the answer to […]