Broward Provider Resources
Child care providers in South Florida interested in serving Broward County School Readiness funded children and their families must sign the Statewide School Readiness Agreement each fiscal year. Click here for more information on the process for 2015-2016.
Child Fatalities - Prevent Them!
As part of a continuing effort to reduce fatalities, Florida has embarked on a number of campaigns to highlight the biggest causes of child fatalities in the state. Click here for more information from DCF.
Department of Children and Families - Safe Sleep
Click here to read more about The Safe Sleep Campaign and obtain free training and online resources.
Department of Children and Families - Water Safety for Kids
This is a great resource for child care centers, summer camps, summer break spots, and others! Interested parties can obtain great water safety prevention education materials to use with the kids in their programs. Click here for more information.
There are no charges/fees associated with a provider listing in the Child Care Resource & Referral Database or for referrals to your program. If you are asked to provide a payment for a referral or listing in the Child Care Resource & Referral database, please contact Florida's Office of Early Learning at 1-866-357-3239. The information reported about a provider’s program is objective program information that is based on standards that are attainable for providers.
Provider Training -
If you have additional questions for SR payment, please contact Sandra Paul at 954-724-4607.
If you have questions for VPK payment, please contact Julene Smith at 954-724-3937.
Provider Forms - Click here for a list of all forms available online
Broward County Resources
The Early Care and Education System in Broward County is comprised of a network of services administered by the Early Learning Coalition of Broward County, Inc. through its community partners. This network of services that prepares children for success in school includes: Child Care Resource and Referral, family education and supports, Voluntary Pre-kindergarten, financial assistance for early learning programs, child developmental screens, technical assistance, training and professional development for providers, and rating quality of programs.
To navigate the Early Care and Education System click here
Activities and Other Information
The Florida Core Competencies for Early Care and Education are a set of knowledge and skill standards that define what early care and education practitioners, directors, trainers and coach/mentors should know and be able to do in order to deliver high quality early learning services to children and families. The Core Competencies are the foundation of Outcomes Driven Training. They drive the training design and assessment.
Selected Statutes, Rules, Guidance
Click here to go to our page specific to Florida Statutes, Rules and Guidance for early learning programs.